Recipe for Buffalo Hot Wings

By Maria Lichty

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Our dear friend Jason bought us a deep fryer for Christmas. Josh was on Cloud 9! He still is! I appreciate the gift, but a deep fryer? Jason knows I would NEVER allow Josh to buy one on his own, hence the gift. I am a health educator and try to eat healthy most of the time…minus my addiction to sweets:) I do believe in moderation in all things, including fried foods, but to own a huge deep fryer? That is a little much for me. But again, I do appreciate the gift and I am glad Josh loves it! Thanks Jason:)

All Josh has been talking about is frying EVERYTHING…including our breakfast cereal. Don’t worry I didn’t let it go that far:) But Josh did mak
e Buffalo Hot Wings for the Utah game. He was beyond excited. He researched recipes, bought all of the ingredients, and did all of the work. Well, his friend John helped, but I stayed out of it!

He decided to use cut up chicken breasts for the “wings.” He didn’t want any bones to get in the way. He wanted the wings to be nice and meaty! After rolling them in a flour mixture, he carefully dropped them into the sizzling oil! Luckily, he did this outside so the house didn’t stink!

After they were golden and crispy, he added the hot sauce he created. I didn’t taste it but I could smell the fire!! He rolled the wings in the sauce and baked them so they were nice and crisp!

Josh was in heaven! He made sure everyone at the party sampled his wings. He said they were the best wings ever. He is still talking about them:) I am glad he enjoyed them! He did a great job!

Boneless Buffalo Hot Wings

3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small cubes
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 ½ cups of buttermilk

Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dip cut up chicken into flour mixture then dip into buttermilk then back into the mixture. Fry for about 5-6 minutes at 360 degrees or until golden brown on all sides. I used vegetable oil since I am allergic to Peanut Oil.


1 large bottle of Franks Red Hot
2 tablespoons of butter
Add cayenne pepper to taste depending on how spicy you like.

In a small sauce pan put Franks Red Hot in pan melt the butter and then add desired amount of cayenne pepper. Then bring to boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.

After all chicken is fried cover all sides of chicken with sauce. This can be done a few ways. I tried to put in bowl then pour sauce over and mix. I did not like this way because it was to aggressive and damaged the chicken a little. I then laid all of the chicken on a cookie sheet and poured the sauce over the fried chicken. Make sure all of the chicken is well covered. Put the chicken that is on the cookie sheet into the oven, pre-heated to 350 degrees. Bake the Boneless Hot Wings for 20-30 min. or until crispy!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. They do look good! I have a large fryer to but don’t really like using it. Oh well it made him happy to use it right?!

  2. Maria that really looks good. I’m so impressed that he wanted to make them from scratch. I would probably cheat and just get takeout or use the frozen kind and pop in the oven!!! I can be a lazy cook sometimes. But I bet yours tasted way better.

  3. I am looking thru your last few posts and you are a twig! How do you stay so thin?
    I have gained a few from blogging and cooking/baking all the time.
    You are giving me insentive…….maybe you are not really eating the wings/bread/gauc/pizza?
    Well, you look terrific!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Your so cute.. a deep fat fryer would scare the heebe geebees out of me too! Im glad your hubby is enjoying his new foodie toy. Thanks for checking out my tart..I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  5. Wings and a football game – perfect! These would be great for the big game on Thursday! And I see snow and t-shirts – you guys are animals!!

  6. Maria, your post made me giggle. No, I can’t say I ever would have guessed that a Fry Daddy would ever come to live at your house, given the healthy recipes you usually post! But like you said –everything in moderation! Glad that Josh likes his gift! These wings look great!

  7. Thanks for the comments! I am just glad Josh enjoyed the wings and hopefully we won’t be getting the fryer out for awhile:)

    Stacey-I do eat what we make..well I didn’t try the hot wings because I don’t eat meat, but everything else I enjoy! I just exercise and eat healthy on most days!!

    Culinarywannabe- It is freezing in Utah. I bundle up but they guys are brave I guess:)

  8. Oh Maria, deep-frying is not necessary unhealty when done right :). In my household, the hubby is the one that refuse to buy a deep-fryer or I would bought one long ago. so now I use a thermometer. I am simply drooling over those wings….

  9. These look amazing Maria! It is btreakfast tiome here, but I could sure go a round of these for breakfast. Much more appealing than my bowl of WeetBix.

  10. I think its funny that you made him go outside. I guess he really didnt care as long as he got to use his fryer. 🙂

  11. I have the same fryer! I love buffalo chicken wings – and Franks. I put Franks on my pizza too. Mmmm….
    What a great gift!

  12. WOW, these look DELISH! I remember literally eating these while in college with blue dressing of some type… but yours… OH my… did you say you had room for one more dinner?

  13. These look amazing! I’m a little bit scared of deep frying, both for caloric reasons and the idea of a large pot of boiling oil.

  14. That’s a really cool one! Like the ones they use on Food Network. The wings look delicious! He did a great job with them.

  15. These look perfect! I'd love to put some of these away while watching football.

    Speaking of frying & cereal, Capt'n Crunch is a great coating for chicken 😉

  16. While I refuse to own a deep fryer, I would easily cave and buy one for recipes like these. I love buffalo wings, they are such a great indulgence.

  17. My husband doesn’t like bone-in chicken, but loves spicy and loves KFC’s boneless wings, what a great recipe. We have a fryer, too. Don’t use it often, but I’ll have to surprise him soemtime with these!
    Love the guac!
    The frozen oatmeal cookies sound awesome, too!

  18. that’s one heck of a gift, and i’m glad to see that you’re already putting it to good use! for me, a wing ain’t worth eating unless it puts a ring of irritated skin around my mouth… 🙂

  19. It sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I love fried stuff. That’s why I try not to cook it too often!

    You could fry rice krispie treats. Oh my God…I’m drooling.

  20. I would never buy a deep fryer, but if someone gave me one I’m pretty sure I’d find use for it 🙂

    Happy new year!

  21. I love how you made him fry outside. I make my husband fry outside too. Don’t like getting the house all smelly. They do look delish!

  22. Holy Cow! Though I know how deadly they are, I LOVE Buffalo Wings. Knowing how bad they are, I only have them about 2 or 3 times a year. They look stupendously good the way your DH made them. I must say that it was very nice of him to do all that frying outside. :o)

  23. I must confess if I had a fryer I'd never let it go too <3 (despite my health-related profession as well 😉 Then again, it must be a guy thing!

  24. Mikky,
    I researched these for awhile and never really came up with great recipe. The most important thing is to use Franks Hot Suace. I saw one recipe that did not use any sort of liquid but they did not have pictures so I discredited it imediatley. What you could use instead of buttermilk is milk with either lemon or vinegar. I suppose you could also use egg.

    For everyone else Thanks for the compliments. They were great!

  25. Maria! These looks delish. My husband has to have hot least twice a month during football or basketball games. I wish I have deep fryer!! 🙂

  26. Oh wow, this is right up my alley. But I do love the bones in my wings for some reason!!!! Maybe because when there are no bones I eat them so much quicker, and more of ’em!!!!!

  27. It’s such a small world. Elisabeth told me she was your neighbor right before you told me.

    Also, I’m a public health major. Where do you work? I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do after I graduate in April.

  28. I have to admit that I have a deep fryer. We don’t use it very often, but it sure is good when we do use it!!

  29. Hi Maria,

    These look so delicious. I may have to try this real soon, we love buffalo wings! I also linked this recipe over at CityMommy. Hope it's okay.

  30. hey ur wings sound so good ima see if my mom could make those for the laker game nice wings to im getting hugry just by looking at them
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Wings

  31. Buffalo Wings do not have a flour breading. That is incorrect. The sauce appears to be accurate though.

  32. While these do look delicious, they don’t look anything like the typical chicken wing from Buffalo. This is really just fried chicken with hot sauce.

    On the sauce however, you made it exactly correct. Basically the only true sauce is Franks so well done there, and again they look great, but not really Buffalo wings

  33. I’m not really a hot wing gal. I just don’t like the mess of eating around bones. This looks like a great method–no bones and finished off in the oven. I could do this–and I think I will. The guys would love me! Thanks Josh.

  34. I’m from Utah–so I really don’t care what ‘real buffalo wings are’!
    These just look like a food I would make and eat–very important factors in deciding to cook something.

  35. Just made these for the boys. (in my deep fryer) pretty amazing!! Only had them in the oven for 15 minutes though. And used eggs instead of buttermilk (didn’t have any).
    Thank you for sharing….they loved them!!


  36. I do not like buffalo chicken at all. but this recipe was delish! i used chicken thighs and made some with bar-b-q sauce for those of my family who are not fond of spiciness. so so yummy! thanks!

  37. I like to smoke mine instead of frying.I also sprinkle them with dry ranch dressing after hot sauce.

  38. Quick question! I can’t wait to try this recipe.. but I’ll be using the oven for something at the same time which requires 400 degrees – I liked your baking method, can I bake for 10 minutes or so at this higher temp do you think??