How to Make Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings
Learn how to make these Buffalo-style chicken wings that are fried and then baked for an extra-crispy texture.
Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings 101
These spicy wings are fried and then baked for an extra-crispy texture.
Get the Recipe: Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings
Prepare the Coating
In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon fine salt and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne.
Fry in Batches
In a large heavy-bottomed pot, pour in the vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches. Place over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil registers 375 degrees F. Working in 3 batches, dredge the wings in the flour mixture and fry until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes per batch. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the wings to a paper towel-lined plate. (Make sure the oil returns to the proper temperature before frying each batch.)
Toss in Hot Sauce
In a large bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice and hot sauce. Toss the fried wings in the hot sauce mixture.
Bake, Then Serve
Transfer the wings, with the sauce, to a large foil-lined baking sheet or 2 small ones. Bake, turning the wings occasionally, until they're crispy and have absorbed most of the sauce, about 35 minutes.