Baked Buffalo Wings


These baked Buffalo wings are crispy without being fried. They take only 10 minutes to prep, but need to be refrigerated for about an hour so the flour coating is firm. You can add more cayenne or hot sauce if you like them spicier!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
20 chicken wings

Believe it or not, you don't need a deep fryer to make the best Buffalo wings of your life. These sports bar-worthy wings are as crispy as it gets (thanks to an hour of refrigeration time before they hit the oven), but they don't require any oil — and they don't make a mess of your kitchen.

overhead angle, looking down at a platter of baked buffalo wings, with a side of celery

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Baked Buffalo Wings Ingredients

You don't need a lot of ingredients to make these oven-baked chicken wings. Here's what to put on your grocery list:

Wings are coated in a seasoned all-purpose flour mixture and refrigerated before baking for the crispiest results.

Spices and Seasonings
You'll need cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt. You can adjust the measurements to suit your taste.

Chicken Wings
This recipe makes 20 chicken wings. If you're serving a crowd, it's easy to double or triple the recipe.

A stick of butter is the key to rich, silky, restaurant-quality Buffalo sauce.

Hot Sauce
Use a cayenne-based hot pepper sauce, such as Frank's RedHot.

How to Make Baked Buffalo Wings In the Oven

Baked Buffalo Wings

It's far easier than you think to make ultra-crispy Buffalo wings in the oven. All it takes is a few simple steps! You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Combine flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a zip-top bag. Add the chicken wings, seal tightly, and shake to coat. Transfer the coated wings to a prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for an hour. Mix the hot sauce and butter in a bowl. Dip each wing in the sauce, then return them to the baking sheet. Bake, turning halfway through the bake time, until the chicken is fully cooked and the skin is crispy.

How Long to Bake Buffalo Wings

This recipe yields perfectly cooked chicken wings in about 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F. To test the chicken's doneness, insert an instant read thermometer into a meaty drumette (don't touch the bone). Chicken wings are ready-to-eat when the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees F.

What to Serve With Baked Buffalo Wings

Traditionally, chicken wings are paired with a cooling dipping sauce (ranch and blue cheese are the most popular choices). Store-bought is fine, of course, but homemade is always better. It's also common to set out some crudites, such as sliced carrots and celery.

If you're looking for a side dish to serve with a Buffalo wing entree, you might want to opt for something classic and crowd-pleasing — you can't go wrong with mac and cheese, French fries, or cornbread. For a lighter meal, try roasted veggies or a side salad.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This is the best baked wings recipe," according to johnson2000. "We have made many recipes looking for wings that are crunchy outside and tender inside without frying. This one beats all!"

"Loved this," raves Ken. "Much healthier and easier than the fried ones I've been making for years! I added about a tablespoon of vinegar to the sauce. This enhances the flavor and aroma of the hot sauce."

"The best recipe," says Amazlilith. "Just make sure to blot the extra moisture and you are good to go. I have made this several times and they prefer them to any other!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • cooking spray

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 20 chicken wings

  • ½ cup melted butter

  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray.

  2. Place flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add chicken wings, seal the bag, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture.

    Flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and salt added to a plastic bag, shaking to mix.

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  3. Transfer wings to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    Wings placed on prepared baking sheet after being coated in mixture.

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  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. While the oven is preheating, whisk together melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl.

    Melted butter and hot sauce whisked together in a bowl.

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  6. Dip wings into butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet.

    Wings dipped into butter and hot sauce mixture and placed back onto baking sheet.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crispy on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 25 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
9g Fat
4g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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