Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Wings:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, wingtips removed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Blue Cheese Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Maytag (about 3 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Celery sticks, for serving
  • Carrot sticks, for serving
  • Special equipment: a deep-fry thermometer
Directions
  • For the wings: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 1 large or 2 small rimmed baking sheets with foil.

  • Whisk together the flour, cayenne and salt in a large bowl.

  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F. Working in 3 batches, dredge the wings in the flour mixture and fry until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes per batch. Transfer the wings with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. (Make sure the oil returns to the proper temperature before frying each batch.)

  • Combine the butter, hot sauce and lemon juice in a large bowl. Toss the fried wings in the hot sauce mixture; transfer the wings and sauce to the prepared baking sheet(s). Bake, flipping the wings occasionally, until they are crispy and have absorbed most of the sauce, about 35 minutes.

  • For the blue cheese dressing: Whisk together the mayonnaise, half-and-half, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, Worcestershire and 1/4 cup of the blue cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Gently stir in the remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese and season with pepper to taste. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days. (Makes about 2 1/2 cups dressing.)

  • Transfer the wings to a serving platter and serve with the blue cheese dressing and celery and carrot sticks.

  • Calories: 940

  • Total Fat: 74 grams

  • Saturated Fat: 21 grams

  • Total Carbohydrate: 20 grams

  • Protein: 46 grams

  • Sodium: 680 milligrams

  • Cholesterol: 215 milligrams

  • Fiber: 1 grams


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