What’s better than tender meat smothered in a delicious sauce? It’s the best — there’s a reason that restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings rake in the business! Of course, if you find yourself besieged by a craving for chicken wings and spicy garlic dip, you'll have to shell out cash and brave some crowds in order to find satisfaction.
On the other hand, you could save money and hassle by making your own wings at home. And what about those one-of-a-kind Buffalo Wild Wings sauces? We’ve got you covered there as well. We’ve collated nine of the best Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes for you to try at home!
Prep the Wings
Whole chicken wings have three components: the drumette, the flat, and the wing tip. Before you begin cooking your wings, you’ll need to separate them. Start by removing the wing tip from the flat with a sharp knife or kitchen shears. The wing tip has very little meat so it can be thrown away or saved in a bag in the freezer to make chicken broth later. After removing the wing tip, find the joint between the drumette and the flat and slice between them with a sharp knife, creating two pieces. Some stores sell wings that have already been separated and if you prefer to buy those, that’s fine too!
Pat the wings dry after separating, because excess moisture in wings will make it difficult for them to get nice and crispy. Once dry, add some salt and pepper and toss with tongs to make sure the salt and pepper are evenly distributed.
Should You Bread Your Wings?
According to former employees, Buffalo Wild Wings doesn’t add any kind of coating to their wings — the wings arrive raw and frozen. After thawing, employees simply toss them into the fryer as-is. We want to get as close as possible to the real deal, so our Buffalo Wild Wings recipes don't call for any batter on the wings, but if you want to mix things up, feel free to add a batter that would complement the sauce of your choosing.
Honey BBQ is a well-loved fan favorite, and actually ranks as the most popular sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings. Our Honey BBQ Buffalo Wild Wings recipe is sure to give you the satisfying honey barbeque flavor you love, made in your own kitchen!
- 1 cup ketchup
- ⅓ cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients into a blender.
- Simmer in a saucepan for 20–30 minutes.
Check out this handy infographic that features instructions on how to fry wings, and whip up some legit Buffalo Wild Wings recipes to enjoy without having to go to the restaurant.