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Crispy Buffalo Wings Recipe

Homemade Buffalo Wings have a secret ingredient that makes them super crisp and irresistible. The easy buffalo sauce is just 3 ingredients and makes these taste like a restaurant-quality appetizer.

If you loved our Air Fryer Chicken Wings, you’ll love these Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings. You can bake a bigger batch all at once which is great for feeding a crowd. Think Super Bowl appetizer.

Crispy buffalo wings served with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

The beauty of baked buffalo chicken wings is that you can get the same, crispy texture without the need for splattering hot fryer oil. Using our handy baking powder trick and a wire rack, they get a wonderful crust with a fraction of the fat of deep-fried versions. Tossing the crispy wings together with a buttery, tangy buffalo sauce is irresistibly good.

Baked buffalo chicken wings on a platter with sauce

Ingredients for the Crispiest Buffalo Chicken Wings

  • Chicken wings – Use fresh or thawed frozen wings that are broken down into drumettes and wingettes 
  • Baking powder – The secret ingredient for getting your chicken wings ultra-crispy without the need for deep frying 
  • Salt – we use fine sea salt in nearly all of our cooking
  • Garlic powder – adds a bit of zest to your wings before tossing them in the buffalo sauce 
  • Unsalted butter – adds a nice creaminess to the buffalo sauce 
  • Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce – This is the perfect base for your wing sauce. It’s tangy, a little sweet, and has just the right amount of spiciness.
  • Sugar – helps the sauce caramelize and thicken on your piping hot wings.
Ingredients for Baked wings and homemade buffalo sauce

How to Make Crispy Buffalo Wings

  1. Prep Chicken Wings – cut wings in half to separate the drums from the wingettes. Pat the wings dry with a paper towel. Preheat the oven and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack over the pan.
  2. Make dry seasoning – Combine baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. 
  3. Season the wings – Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl and toss them in the dry seasoning until well-coated. Assemble the wings in a single layer over the rack.
  4. Bake in the center of the oven for 50 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Make the Buffalo Sauce – In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, and hot sauce.
  6. Toss Wings in Sauce – Transfer chicken wings to a bowl, and toss, drizzle with sauce and toss to coat. Serve with your favorite sauce.
Step by step how to bake chicken wings and coat with buffalo sauce.

Tips for the Best Buffalo Wings

  • Remove moisture – pat dry with paper towels to remove as much moisture as you can to ensure they turn out crispy.
  • Use baking powder – The baking powder creates such an incredible crust on the wings. It’s a must! 
  • Bake on a rack – A wire rack allows the wings to circulate and makes them crispy all around. 

How to Serve

  • Restaurant Style – We love to serve buffalo wings as they do at Chilis restaurant alongside some chunky blue cheese dip and celery sticks.
  • Avocado Ranch – this dressing is also an amazing dip for buffalo chicken.
  • Jalapeno Ranch – if you want a spicy kick to your sauce as well, adding jalapeno adds just the right amount of heat.
  • Add fries – you can turn this into lunch by serving with crispy Air Fryer French Fries.
Serving buffalo wings with dipping sauce and celery

Common Questions

How do you know when chicken wings are done?

The temperature and timing should be adequate, but you can always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken (at least 165˚F and tastier if 175˚F).

Can you use frozen chicken wings?

You can, but be sure to thaw completely before baking, or they won’t crisp up properly.

How can you make the wings spicier?

Add in a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or black pepper to the dry seasoning for a spicier wing.

Can I make these in the Air Fryer?

You can cook the wings following the time and temperature for our Air Fryer Chicken Wings then toss with buffalo sauce to finish. You will need to cook in 3 batches or cut the recipe down to 1 lb of chicken wings.

The best Baked Buffalo wings on a serving platter

More Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken is so versatile, from chicken wings to drumsticks, thighs, and chicken breast. My favorite thing to do is Cut a Whole Chicken, freeze the various cuts and then use the bones for the Best Chicken Stock.

If you love chicken as much as we do, you’re sure to find some new favorites in this list of our favorite chicken recipes:

Crispy Buffalo Wings Recipe

4.96 from 115 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Buffalo chicken wings served with dip and celery

Crisp Buffalo Chicken Wings are irresistible with the best 3-ingredient homemade buffalo sauce. An easy, restaurant-quality appetizer.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: buffalo chicken wings
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 265
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Buffalo Sauce

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly pat dry the chicken with a paper towel. Preheat the oven to 450˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack over the pan.

  2. Combine the baking powder, salt and garlic powder in a bowl, sprinkle over the chicken and toss to combine. Arrange chicken on the prepared wire rack.

  3. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes, flip it over and bake for another 25 minutes or until crisp and cooked through.

  4. In a medium-size bowl combine sauce ingredients. Remove chicken from the baking sheet to a bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken. Toss to coat the chicken in the sauce. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Buffalo Wings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 590mg26%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 312IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Andrea
    September 16, 2022

    I always have issues eating buffalo wings because they’re SO spicy. I made this recipe and added a little extra honey to the sauce and……OMG! They were the best buffalo wings I’ve ever tasted! Thank you so much for this one

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 16, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Andrea. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Chrissy
    September 6, 2022

    First time making wings and these got an A+ from my family. So good. Thank you again Natasha for a really good recipe that is added to our rotation!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 6, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Chrissy! You’re very welcome. 🙂

      Reply

  • Chrissy
    September 5, 2022

    My first time making these and my family gave them an A+. So good!! They had just the right crisp and the sauce was delicious. Another great recipe Natasha; thank you. These will be on our rotation now.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 5, 2022

      Love it! Thanks so much for the awesome review and feedback.

      Reply

  • Heather
    September 2, 2022

    I was really excited to make this but it came out nearly inedible. I’m sure it was my inexperience but my hubby asked me to never make again. We both agreed that we get the baking powder idea but it left a bad taste like uncooked flour in gravy. I try to find positives but the best my hubby could say was that I served celery sticks. I must have done it wrong.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 3, 2022

      Hi Heather! I’m really sorry to hear that. I am not sure what happened. I have never had that experience. I only used 1 tbsp of baking powder (aluminum free to avoid an unpleasant taste) for 3lbs of chicken so it really doesn’t impact the flavor that much. I like to pat my chicken dry though, the extra moisture could make it “cake” on thicker in certain spots. You could also try replacing the baking powder with corn starch, many of my readers have done this. If you try this recipe again, I hope you have better results.

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  • Bob
    August 15, 2022

    Best wings I ever made…I did use Franks Hot Sauce…I believe it was made for buffolo wings and it’s the best!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 15, 2022

      That’s great, Bob! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Deborah
    August 14, 2022

    Thank you so much for a fantastic recipe. I’m horrible at fried chicken, but his oven fried chicken is awesome. I will not use oil fried chicken ever again. The buffalo wings were restaurant quality. The only change I made is in my seasoning. I love well seasoned marinated chicken. So I did that.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 14, 2022

      That’s okay and good to know that the result was great!

      Reply

  • Fran
    August 10, 2022

    I did not like the baking powder on the chicken (left a weird feeling on my teeth). I found just baste in butter while cooking and that makes them really crunchy.

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  • Vickie
    July 29, 2022

    Can’t wait to try! Have you tried Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce with this recipe?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 29, 2022

      I have not, just their Original Hot Sauce. If you test it out, let us know how you like it! 🙂

      Reply

  • Chris
    July 18, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I made these last night and they were the best oven baked wings I have ever made. Baking powder and a rack – awesome.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 18, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed them, Chris. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    July 17, 2022

    Instead of chicken wings , thought I would try chicken tenders. What temperature and how long do you think it would take to cook
    Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 18, 2022

      I have not made this with chicken tenders to advise.

      Reply

  • Latasha
    July 17, 2022

    Hi Natasha, can I deep fry and get the same results? I would love to try but wanted to ask first

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2022

      Hi Latasha, I’m not sure if it would have the same results but I’m sure that will work!

      Reply

  • sandra
    July 14, 2022

    hi natasha. ilike to make chicken wing ,but my question is what if you dont have baking power, can do that without?????

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Sandra, the chicken wings get a wonderful crust with a fraction of the fat of deep-fried versions due to using baking powder.

      Reply

  • Jane
    July 13, 2022

    My question is, if I use a convection oven, would they still need 25 minutes per side?
    Thank you in advance for your advice! 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Jane, I have not tested this in a convection oven to advise. You’d have to experiment with the time.

      Reply

  • Joe
    July 10, 2022

    I made 5.5 lbs of wings. So I proportionately adjusted the recipe. It was good but the baking powder was a bit too much. Next time I’ll need to adjust this recipe some more until I get it right I guess. I’m a newbie cook so I’m sure my inabilities were a major factor in not achieving a great product. But it was still good. I’m not convinced the ingredients as measures were accurate though?

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    • Natasha
      July 11, 2022

      Hi Joe, one thing to note is when scaling up the recipe, I’d recommend baking it separately so the chicken isn’t overcrowded.

      Reply

  • Tammy Allen
    July 8, 2022

    Dang Natasha I’m a Cajun girl and cook good stuff but your recipes are always great!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 8, 2022

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy them.

      Reply

  • Telma
    July 6, 2022

    My first time making chicken wings my family loved them, next time though I’ll make the sauce a little hotter per their request.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 6, 2022

      Sounds great! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Anna A Gibaldi
    July 4, 2022

    Hi Natasha!! I am making these delicious wings for the July 4th holiday. My only question is can I use parchment paper on the baking sheets. I was just wondering. Have a happy and safe July 4th. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 4, 2022

      Hi Anna! These are great for the 4th of July. A wire rack is best, as it allows the air to circulate and makes them crispy all around. You can line the pan underneath the wire rack with foil or parchment paper.

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  • Diana
    June 27, 2022

    Can they be made ahead and frozen? If so, how would you warm them so they are crispy?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 27, 2022

      Hi Diana! I have not tested that, we eat these fresh and I think that’s how they are best, but I think it could work. If you experiment please let us know.

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  • Chris
    June 9, 2022

    We like deep fried wings, but I ran these past my family and got a thumbs up. Deep fried still wins, but these were a close second. Definitely a keeper.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 9, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Chris. Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • susan bowen
    May 31, 2022

    Made them for Memorial Day and what a HUGE success!!!! Trick is dry dry dry poultry and of course the baking powder! Thanks so very much!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 31, 2022

      You’re very welcome, Susan! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

      Reply

  • Rick
    May 24, 2022

    You’ve taught this old dog yet another new trick! I made these tonight and they came out PERFECT.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 24, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Rick! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Triss L. Hill
    May 16, 2022

    Absolute MAGIC.

    I’d have never thought to used Baking Powder! I shared pics of the completed dish on my FB and now EVERYONE wants me to make them! I was absolutely blown away of course as well

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      I’m so happy this was a hit, Triss! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Tala
    May 12, 2022

    I made these today and they tasted soooooo goood !
    Crispy , and with the perfect blend between flavor and spiciness ❤️ My family and I loved them so much and they kept saying how good they are and that they taste better than those at restaurants😍 Thank you for the easy yet amazing recipe ❤️❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Tala!

      Reply

  • Beverly Leszczynski
    May 9, 2022

    1/2 hour? and they will be really ready? I have to tried it, because they are look delicious. I trust you and believe in every recipe of yours.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2022

      I hope you love these wings, Beverly! I look forward to your feedback!

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      • Susan
        May 24, 2022

        I made them and they came out delicious love your recipes😋😋

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          May 24, 2022

          Thank you, Susan! I’m happy to hear that. 🙂

          Reply

  • Timothy
    May 4, 2022

    i made it and, i loved it. keep up the good work. cant wait for your next recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Barbara
    April 30, 2022

    Sounds good, but I do not see anywhere what temperature to bake at.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 30, 2022

      Hi Barbara, see step 1 of the instruction in the recipe card. 🙂

      Reply

  • Joan
    April 29, 2022

    These sound delicious. I am going to make these this weekend. Can I Make these in my air fryer?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2022

      Hi Joan, Please see this note in the recipe: “Can I make these in the Air Fryer?”

      Reply

  • Linda
    April 1, 2022

    I love your recipe for buffalo wings. We never eat out. Being able to make delicious tasty buffalo wings at home is wonderful. This is my fourth weekend in a row making the buffalo wings. So good, better than restaurant. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2022

      Isn’t it the best to make something so delicious at home? For cheaper and better? I’m so glad you loved it, Linda!

      Reply

  • heather
    March 27, 2022

    amazing recipe. The baking powder makes them so crispy and the sauce is great. Reminds me of the korean chicken.

    One note – baking powder is high sodium, so don’t throw a lot in there. I try to minimize if possible.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Hi Heather, glad it turned out crispy and delicious! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Dennis Shipley
    March 21, 2022

    Natalya:
    Your crispy buffalo wings recipe, is easy to follow and very tasty. My wife and I enjoy the wings very much. I saved the recipe in my iPhone!
    Dennis and Tita
    🇺🇦 Yes
    🇷🇺 No

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2022

      I’m happy to hear that, Dennis. Thank you for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Daniel
    March 8, 2022

    Oh my goodness, these were PHENOMENAL!! I will never order wings from a restraurant ever again because they will never live up to what I can now make at home! Thank you for your recipe! Also thank you for your tomoato and french onion soup recipes as these are other go-to dinners that I do not know how I got by without!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2022

      So happy to hear that, Daniel! They really are so good, I agree, if you can get wings like this at home, what’s the point? Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Doris
    March 6, 2022

    Wasn’t really believing that they would get crisp but omg they were! Best wings I have ever had…crispier than deep frying!! Amazing…thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2022

      That’s fantastic feedback, thank you so much for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Steven Stuart
    March 5, 2022

    At no point does it say at what temperature to bake the wings.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2022

      Hi Steve, we have that listed as step #1 on the instructions: “1. Thoroughly pat dry the chicken with a paper towel. Preheat the oven to 450˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack over the pan.” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    February 27, 2022

    Great crispiness and flavor! Didn’t have aluminum free baking powder so replaced with cornstarch and they were delicious! Will be making these again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 27, 2022

      Great to hear that it turned out great, Michelle! Thank you for your awesome comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Justina
    February 17, 2022

    Can I use cornstarch instead of baking powder. I don’t have aluminum free.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2022

      Hi Justina, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

    • Michelle
      February 27, 2022

      I didn’t have aluminum free baking powder so I replaced with cornstarch and they were delicious and crispy!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    February 14, 2022

    Made these last night for Super Bowl. SO easy and SO good! They really are crispy! Am really enjoying your recipes. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Natalie!

      Reply

  • Silvia
    February 14, 2022

    So glad I found your recipe- I doubled this & served at our Super Bowl party & got so many compliments (& no leftovers)! Perfectly crispy yet tender wings!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      That’s awesome, I’m glad the recipe was a hit!

      Reply

  • Nan Greene
    February 13, 2022

    Theses wings are great! Best I have ever made Natasha in my 55 years of marriage. Thank you so much. Your GREAT!
    Nan G.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      You’re so welcome! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Nancy
    February 13, 2022

    These are the best wings I have ever made. My new go to recipe for sure.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      Love it, Nancy! Than you for your awesome review and feedback.

      Reply

  • Sandra
    February 13, 2022

    Absolutely delicious Natasha. They were a hit in my house. We had them while watching the Super Bowl.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      I’m happy to know that, Sandra. Thank you for your review!

      Reply

  • April
    February 13, 2022

    Made these for the superbowl this evening, and I am so impressed! They are just delicious!! The baking powder really is important for that crispy skin, and adding that smallest amount of sugar I felt elevated the wing sauce. Made it more of an actual wing sauce flavor vs. Just a hot sauce. Hubby loved it too!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      Glad it was a huge hit, April! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • LeAnn Bitler
    February 13, 2022

    Natasha, I don’t have the red hot sauce. What can I use in place of this? Bar-b-q sauce?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2022

      Hi LeAnn, I have not tried experimenting on that to advise. I usually use hot sauce as it adds a tangy flavor to the recipe.

      Reply

  • KJ Lam
    February 13, 2022

    Will try it today! Why must I use aluminum free baking powder? The baking powder i have is not aluminum free so will it affect the taste and outcome of this recipe?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      February 14, 2022

      Hi, some people can detect the aluminum in baking powder which is why I recommend using one that does not have that in it.

      Reply

  • Suz E
    February 10, 2022

    Hello, is there any way you would suggest that I could do this or part of this, a few hours ahead?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Suz, these are the best fresh!

      Reply

  • Tom L
    February 8, 2022

    Recipe is good – issue is with the smoke that pours out of the oven while baking.

    I have followed another recipe which calls for steaming the wings for 10 minutes then letting the wings dry and chill before continuing.

    Does no one else have a large amount of smoke while baking??

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    • Natasha
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Tom, be sure you are using a high smoke point oil (not extra virgin olive oil) and also make sure you are baking on conventional oven settings and not convection.

      Reply

    • Colleen
      February 12, 2022

      What is the oil for ? I did not see oil in the recipe , or maybe that is for the air fryer ? I’m going to use the oven

      Reply

  • Joan Baliram
    February 8, 2022

    Thankyou for all your lovely recipes, its warm , comforting and truly home. Love you natasha I have learnt so much bless you and keep smiling . You’re awesome.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2022

      You’re welcome, Joan. Thank you for your lovely comments, I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Bonnie Lea Wallace
    February 8, 2022

    What temperature is the oven set at, please? they look so good. Making my mouth water!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2022

      Hi Bonnie, we have that listed as the first step on the printable recipe card. Preheat the oven to 450˚F. I hope that helps!

      Reply

      • Bonnie Lea Wallace
        February 9, 2022

        It does!!! Now, I see it. So sorry about that! When you create your cookbook, is it going to have all of the recipes that you have posted to date?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 9, 2022

          Hi Bonnie, we will have new recipes and a few others!

          Reply

  • Katie
    February 8, 2022

    Crispy buffalo wings are one of my favorite snacks ever. Such great flavor and they get perfectly crispy too!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2022

      This recipe is perfect for you then!

      Reply

  • Betsy
    February 8, 2022

    Love how easy these are! And so super delicious! Wonderfully tender. Perfect for Superbowl snacks!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2022

      I’m so glad you love it, Betsy!

      Reply

  • Melissa
    February 8, 2022

    Homemade chicken wings are the best. Great recipe – easy to make and so delicious. Can’t wait to use your recipe again this weekend for Super Bowl.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2022

      Sounds great, Melissa. Thanks a lot for your review and great feedback!

      Reply

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