Buffalo Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Buffalo chicken wings are a popular and iconic food that consists of chicken wings that have been coated in a spicy and tangy sauce made with hot sauce and butter. They are typically served as a snack or appetizer and are enjoyed all over the world.

The history of buffalo chicken wings is somewhat disputed, but they are generally thought to have originated in the city of Buffalo, New York in the United States in the mid-20th century. The story goes that a group of friends came into a bar and asked the owner, Teressa Bellissimo, to come up with a snack for them to eat while they watched a football game. She fried up some chicken wings, coated them in a spicy sauce, and served them with a side of blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. The wings were a hit, and the rest is history.

To make buffalo chicken wings, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Chicken wings
  • Hot sauce
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder (optional)

To prepare the wings, you will need to fry or bake the chicken wings until they are cooked through and crispy. You can then toss them in a sauce made from hot sauce, melted butter, salt, and garlic powder (if using).

Buffalo chicken wings are typically served as a snack or appetizer and are often enjoyed with a variety of accompaniments such as blue cheese dressing, celery sticks, and carrot sticks. They are also commonly served with a variety of beverages, such as beer.


Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • ¾ cup bleu cheese crumbled
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper — freshly ground
  • 16 each chicken wings
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce


  • Make the dipping sauce: Place the blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until almost smooth; set aside. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Cut the chicken wings in thirds, cutting between the bones. Discard the wing tips. Lay the chicken pieces in a baking pan, and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the cayenne pepper, Tabasco, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir to combine. Brush onto the pieces of reserved chicken pieces. Place the chicken about 3 inches below the broiler, and broil until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over; brush with butter mixture, and return to the broiler until golden brown, about 5 minutes more. Remove from the broiler, and transfer to a serving platter. Serve the chicken hot or at room temperature with the dipping sauce.