A couple of weeks ago I went through a phase where all I wanted was a spicy batch of buffalo wings. In Ohio there is no shortage of wings, but I didn’t want something that was battered and deep fried. Wings are rich enough as is without adding breading and oil. I tried to bury my craving, but to no avail. So, one Friday night while my hubby and I were enjoying an evening free of plans, instead of going to the nearest wing joint, I picked up a few ingredients and cooked up some non-fried, non-battered wing counterparts. Delicious. In a mere 45 minutes, I had exactly what I was craving with no added carbs, no added oil, and more money in my wallet. What’s not to love? I hope you’ll find these as easy to make as I did. Enjoy!

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Yields 2
Crispy, spicy, garlicky chicken wings like you'd find at your local sports restaurant 🙂
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
For wings
  1. 2 lbs fresh chicken wings
  2. 1/8 C. crushed red pepper flakes
For Sauce
  1. 1 C. Frank's Red Hot
  2. 2 T. olive oil
  3. 1 T. garlic powder (or to taste)
  4. 4 dashes of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  5. Cracked black pepper to taste
  1. Put wings and red pepper flakes in a large pot.
  2. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, boil for about 12 minutes.
In the meantime make your sauce
  1. In a sauce pan, whisk together sauce ingredients and heat over medium heat. Once bubbling, reduce to low and let it simmer until the wings are done boiling.
Cook the wings
  1. Turn your oven to BROIL
  2. Once the wings are done boiling, drain the wings and transfer them to a baking sheet that can handle the broiler.
  3. Broil the wings (watching them periodically to be sure they are getting crisp, but not burnt) for about 10-15 minutes on each side, or until the wings are crispy, but not burnt.
  4. Transfer cooked wings to a large glass mixing bowl.
  5. Pour sauce over the wings and using tongs, toss the wings so the sauce covers the wings.
  1. If you don't want to use this sauce, you can toss the wings in any sauce that sounds good to you!
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