In our house, chicken wings are practically staples. But after so much money spent on ordering out, I had to make my own! These homemade chicken wings aren’t terribly fancy, but they are DELICIOUS and have so many flavor options!
We are a football household, despite the constant disappointment we suffer with our current (many years current) team loyalty. I won’t name names, but let’s say I haven’t been super excited since 2006. . . .
Anyhoo, long ago I gave up hoping my hubby would be satisfied with a sandwich or chips and dip during football Sunday. That man is just DYING to order pizza and wings. Since I control the household budget, I’m always trying my best to keep him from doing just that. Chicken wings are not expensive in bulk at the store, and so much bigger than the ones you get from a restaurant!
The key, I discovered, is in SEARING the wings prior to baking. Pat each wing dry and make sure you have a hot pan. I only had non-stick skillets, but I’ve heard stainless works better for a sear. You don’t need long, a few minutes per side. The chicken won’t be done, but you’ll be baking it anyway.
For the Buffalo wings, I used only salt, pepper, and Frank’s Red Hots sauce. I seasoned the wings with the salt and pepper and seared them first. Next, baste with Frank’s (or other buffalo sauce), and set in the oven to bake.
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My secret? Mix the Frank’s with melted butter before basting the wings!
Bake the wings on a baking sheet at 400 degrees until done, about 45 min.
Once the wings are fully cooked, give them another basting of sauce, then serve and enjoy! Be sure to also check out my low carb chicken skillet!
For homemade chicken wings, what are your favorite flavors?
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