Crispy Restaurant Style Buffalo Chicken Wings


Regardless of how you dress your wings, the key to making amazing chicken wings is to deep-fry them twice. I love them tossed in the dry rub seasoning listed below since they maintain their crunchy flavor. I have never understood those who bake wings in the oven; it's a guilty pleasure for a reason! You can also season the wings with Asian soy, BBQ, herb, or traditional buffalo-style hot sauce. If desired, serve alongside celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


Seasoning Mix:

  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder

Chicken Wings:

  • 2 cups vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 2 cups peanut oil, or as needed

  • 2 pounds chicken wings


  1. Make seasoning mix: Combine paprika, black pepper, chili powder, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, and mustard powder in a bowl. Mix well.

  2. Cook chicken: Heat 2 inches vegetable oil and peanut oil in a deep cast iron pot or heavy pot over medium heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Dry chicken wings thoroughly with a paper towel.

  3. Fry chicken in 2 batches in hot oil, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. Increase oil temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry chicken in 2 batches in hot oil until skin is crispy and golden brown and meat is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate; transfer to a large bowl.

  5. Sprinkle seasoning mix over chicken and toss to evenly coat.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
19g Fat
5g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* 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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