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These Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfect for game day or partying with friends. Easy to prepare without all the added fats, they are a family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Chicken, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Author: Debbie


  • 4 pounds chicken wings cut into sections or left whole
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder NOT baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Tabasco sauce or your favorite hot sauce


  • Pat the chicken wings dry. Place in a single layer on a baking tray and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, if possible. This step is optional but helps make crispy skin.
  • In a small bowl, mix the baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the wings in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the baking powder mixture and toss to evenly coat all the wings.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Place cooling racks on tray. Lay the wings in a single layer on racks. If they are touching slightly that is ok.
  • Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for one hour, turning once half-way through the baking time.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite hot sauce and stir to combine.
  • Remove the baked wings to a large bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the wings retaining some for dipping sauce when you serve the wings. You could also brush the sauce over the wings with a pastry brush.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce and condiments.