Buffalo Wings

Crispy tender chicken wings tossed in the most wonderful buffalo sauce! The best party appetizer for a crowd or party!

It’s a go-to appetizer for party, and these classic buffalo wings are always a hit! Serve them up with homemade ranch and watch them disappear in seconds. Be sure to check out our boneless version too!

Buffalo wings served on a plate with celery

Classic appetizer

Everyone loves a classic hot wings appetizer. They are a total crowd pleaser. We love to make a big plate of these when friends or family are coming over for parties and get together.

We also love to make these boneless buffalo wings for a quick dinner or appetizer (for a different flavor, try these boneless honey BBQ wings). But we all know that Classic Buffalo Wings are everyone’s favorite!

Have you ever wondered why they call them “buffalo” wings?

The buffalo name comes from where they originated – a restaurant in Buffalo, New York. And can we talk about the sauce for a minute? It’s spicy, tangy, and just SO good. The sauce is what makes these wings irresistible!

Frying hot wings in a pan

How to Make Hot Wings:

This recipe is all about how to fry hot wings. If you prefer a baked version, make sure to try our baked buffalo wings baked buffalo wings—equally delicious!

OIL. Get that oil hot a ready. Add the oil to a heavy pot and fill to about 2-3 inches high and heat the oil on medium high heat. While the oil is heating up, get your chicken ready to be fried.

DREDGE. Coat (dredge) all of the wings in the flour, making sure to shake off any excess.

FRY. Add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for about 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Transfer the cooked chicken to a paper towel to drain and dry.

SAUCE. Now for the buffalo hot sauce. Heat up the hot sauce and butter in a saucepan. Add in the Worcestershire sauce and mix everything to combine. Toss the cooked chicken wings in the sauce. Make sure they are completely coated in the sauce!

Serve warm with ranch and your other favorite dipping sauces. ENJOY!!

Hot wings tips:

  • Want super crispy wings? Make sure to cook them until they are golden brown. Don’t skip the part of letting them drain on the paper towel. The paper towel will help suck up all the extra moisture.
  • Make sure to cook the chicken wings in batches. Don’t crowd the pot of oil. Cook a few at a time- or however many you are comfortable with.
  • Serve these warm!! Nothing better than a fresh hot spicy chicken wing.
Chicken wings on a paper towel

Storing, reheating + Serving

How to store hot wings? You can store leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. But really these are best fresh right after cooking!

How to reheat buffalo wings? Reheat them in the a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

What to serve with wings? Ranch dressing is the only way to go with these spicy buffalo wings. It’s SO easy to make and tastes way better than store bought-  I promise! The cool creamy ranch with the hot and spicy chicken wings is such a great combination.

I also like to serve slices of celery and carrots on the side. It gives a nice crunchy and healthy side dish to the buffalo wings.

Buffalo chicken wings smothered in buffalo sauce

We sure love this classic dish. It’s a hit anywhere and although they may be messy, they are so worth it!

For more wing recipes, check out:

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Buffalo Wings Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Crispy tender chicken wings tossed in the most wonderful buffalo sauce! The best party appetizer for a crowd!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 wings
Calories 161 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 24 chicken wings
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 oz hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Add oil to a heavy pot and fill to about 2-3 inches high and heat on Medium High Heat.
  • While oil is heating, dredge wings in flour.
  • Add chicken to hot oil and cook until golden brown (about 5-7 minutes). Drain on paper towels. 
  • While frying wings, also heat hot sauce and butter in a saucepan along with the Worcestershire sauce. 
  • Toss fried wings in sauce, making sure to coat. Serve warm with Ranch.


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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I like the ADDITION of the WORCESTERSHIRE sauce in your recipe.
    TIP: my HUSBAND like his wings a lot hotter than i do so ill dip his first. add more butter to the hot sauce to make it more mild and dip the rest of the wings.

  2. 5 stars
    I will never buy wings again! This recipe was easy & oh, so good!! I will need to buy more chicken next time..they went too fast!

  3. 5 stars
    This is a winning appetizer time and time again! I will definitely be making these again for our 4th of July cookout!

  4. 5 stars
    WOw- These are gonna be a new family favorite food on sunday game days. these are so good and everyone loved them!