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.