Ranch-Chipotle Chicken Wings

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  • Total: 3 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joints (tips removed)

1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk

1 small onion, sliced into thick rings

Vegetable oil, for brushing


  1. Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Put the wings in a large bowl and toss with 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, the onion slices and 1 teaspoon of the spice mix; cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Drain well, discarding the onion.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with vegetable oil. Toss the wings with all but 1 teaspoon of the remaining spice mix and spread on the baking sheet. Roast until browned and crisp, about 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the ranch-chipotle sauce: Combine the mayonnaise, the remaining 2 tablespoons buttermilk, the vinegar, sugar, hot sauce and chives in a bowl. Add the reserved 1 teaspoon spice mix and season with salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Transfer the wings to a platter and serve with the sauce.