Classic Buffalo Hot Wings – The Best!

By Erika on January 10th, 2014 / / 10 Comments
Classic Buffalo Hot Wings - The Best! | The Hopeless Housewife
It’s no secret that I am a sucker for anything that has buffalo sauce on it…I think I have said before that I would eat an old tire if I smeared it with that delicious spicy sauce. I try to put it in anything I can, pizza, lettuce wraps, chicken tenders, sandwiches…slather on that sauce and I am a happy girl. Well, this is where the love originated. This easy, simple recipe.
I LOVE game-day food and hot wings are always at the top of my list to make when it’s football season. My husband and I always make these together, I am on the sauce duty and he is on the frying duty. This classic recipe is SO simple and these are truly delicious- they’re crispy, with tender, moist chicken and a tangy spicy sauce. I always find a butcher that carries fresh chicken drumettes and I ask them for the meatiest ones they have- it makes such a difference. We are a ranch dressing family so I always serve mine with ranch and super cold celery and carrot sticks that I soak in ice water to make them crispy and crunchy.
I use Frank’s Hot Sauce but there is also Louisiana Hot Sauce, it’s a matter of preference but many will tell you that Frank’s is the best!
Classic Buffalo Hot Wings- The Best! | The Hopeless Housewife
Classic Buffalo Hot Wings - The Best! | The Hopeless Housewife
Classic Buffalo Hot Wings - The Best! | The Hopeless Housewife
Classic  Buffalo Hot Wings- The Best!| The Hopeless Housewife
Classic Buffalo Hot Wings- The Best! | The Hopeless Housewife

Classic Buffalo Hot Wings- The Best!

Classic Buffalo Hot Wings- The Best!


  • 3-4 pounds chicken drumettes or wings, rinsed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

For sauce:

  • 2 cups Franks hot sauce
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-2 T Red wine vinegar (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • vegetable oil for frying

For garnish:

  • celery and carrot sticks
  • ranch or bleu cheese dressing


  1. Make the sauce.
  2. Combine hot sauce, butter and vinegar in saucepan and heat until butter is melted. Add garlic salt to taste and heat on medium, stirring occasionally.
  3. Heat oil in large pot, fryer or wok on medium high, make sure oil is not smoking.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add flour and seasoning salt and stir to combine.
  5. Place chicken piece by piece into flour mixture, then set aside.
  6. When half the chicken is dipped, place that half in hot oil and fry 10-15 minutes until drumettes/wings turn brown (cut into one to test its doneness). While first batch is in fryer, dip second half of chicken. Repeat frying procedure until all chicken is done. Toss finished hot wings in sauce and immediately serve with cold celery and carrot sticks with ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
Classic Buffalo Hot Wings- The Best! | The Hopeless Housewife

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  • Amy D says:

    I’m with you on the Franks! I use it all the time on whatever I can get away with using it on lol. I usually like my wings wet, but these look really good. I’m going to have to try them breaded like this.

  • Carrie Phelps says:

    These look delicious, I’m drooling!

  • Jess says:

    Those look AMAZING I will definitely try them…soon! 🙂

  • Jessica says:

    Made these for Superbowl. Absolute hit, everyone loved them, crispy on outside w right amount of sauce seeped in and tender n juicy on the inside. Will continue to make for many events to come. Thanks

  • Aimee says:

    Frank’s now has a Buffalo sauce…gonna try it today.

  • My boyfriend and I made a variation on this sauce last night and pretty much licked the plate afterwards! Only real difference was we grilled the wings instead of frying, and we used white vinegar and about 2x the amount of it, rather than red wine vinegar. It reminded us of an awesome wing sauce we had recently had out at a pub!
    I linked to your recipe on my blog page as I posted my variation of it to share with others.
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Meg says:

    The best wings in the world!!!!!
    Just made them for dinner and half of it is gone already(and I made double batch)

  • Van says:

    I made these on Super Bowl Sunday. They were EXCELLENT!
    The only thing I different was salt (regular) pepper and garlic powder the wings before I dredge them in flour. My hubby love them! I will be making them again soon!

  • Craig says:

    I added a little brown sugar and honey. they were a hit!

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