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Barbecue Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe


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America's favorite sauce, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, makes these Buffalo wings a party favorite. The secret to this barbecue chicken wings recipe is how the well-coated wings hold the sauce, instead of dripping all over the place.

You can make your own barbecue sauce with one of these easy American barbecue sauce recipes, or simple use your favorite bottled brand.

Makes About 40 Pieces Barbecue Buffalo Chicken Wings


  • 5 lbs whole chicken wings, cut into pieces (one wing makes 2 pieces - the "flat" and the "drum")
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce, optional
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

If necessary, cut whole wings into two pieces, discarding the tips. Cover two baking sheets with heavy-duty foil and spray lightly with non-stick oil. Season the wings with salt and spread out evenly on baking pans. Bake for about 20 minutes, remove and turn the wings over; cook for another 15-20 minutes until the wings are cooked through and well-browned.

While the chicken wings are baking mix the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Taste sauce and add more spice if so desired. After the wings are cooked, transfer into the bowl (use tongs or slotted spatula so the grease stays on the pan). Toss with a spatula to completely coat. Let sit for 3 minutes and toss again, repeat several times. The chicken wings will soak in the sauce as they rest, and the glaze will thicken slightly as it cools.

Toss well one last time and transfer to a serving platter. The wings should be well-coated with sauce, but not drippy. If you want, you can keep the wings in a warm oven (200 degrees F.) for 15 minutes for a "drier" chicken wing. Can be served warm or room temp.
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