I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I just wanted to share an old recipe with you that I added a “secret ingredient” to and it seemed to work out very well for me, and I just had to tell you about it.
When my son was still living at home, it seemed that I made Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings for him and his friends on a regular basis.
Back then I deep fried them and dipped them in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and melted butter served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.
(No wonder he went to school in Buffalo, NY- close to “Anchor Bar” and the original hot wings recipe.)
Since then, I now bake our chicken wings and I started to use a dry spice rub on the wings before baking and then finish with the hot sauce, butter, and addition of minced garlic and honey.
You are probably wondering what my secret ingredient is and it is BAKING POWDER….. NOT baking soda.
A few recipes I recently came across used baking powder on the chicken to dry out the skin and make the chicken extra crispy and I am here to say it worked.
The skin was crispy on the outside and the chicken was juicy on the inside. I hope you all give it a try.
So here is my new and improved recipe for
Baked Buffalo Style Wings
- 2- 3 pounds of chicken wings (whole or they can be halved into party style separated at the joint into drumettes and flats).
- 1 tbsp. BAKING POWDER
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp fresh black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp coriander
- ½ tsp dried parsley (optional)
Cooks Note: if there are other spices you prefer, feel free to switch the spices to your liking and customize your wings, just don’t forget the baking powder.
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- ½ cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1-2 minced garlic cloves
Cooks Note: if you can find “ Little Vicki’s Garlic Honey”, in your grocery store, that product is perfect for this recipe.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a broiler pan with foil and spray the top of the broiler pan with cooking spray OR line a sheet pan with foil and place a non-stick oven safe rack on top of the pan.
Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel and place them in a large bowl. Add the BAKING POWDER and the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, dried parsley, and chili powder.
Toss the chicken evenly with the Baking Powder and the spices
Place the wings on the rack in a single layer
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the wings are light golden in color and crispy
Remove the wings to a bowl and set them aside
In a small bowl, whisk the minced garlic, melted butter, and Franks Hot Sauce
Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and toss well to evenly coat
Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing
Until my next post, make every day a celebration!
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