Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Made with smoky chicken wings and a roasted garlic buffalo sauce, these crispy and flavorful Buffalo Wings are the perfect appetizer or game day snack!

  • Author: Sharila
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 80
  • Total Time: 90
  • Yield: 12 wings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American




  • 2 1/2 pounds wings, cut into flats and drumettes
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi (see note 1)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Buffalo Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, whole and peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt



  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil and an oiled baking rack.
  3. Rub the chicken with vinegar and pat it dry with paper towels. (see note 2)
  4. Season the chicken with maggi, kosher salt, smoked paprika, black pepper, garlic salt, parsley, onion powder, chili powder, and olive oil.
  5. Add baking powder to the chicken. (see note 3)
  6. Place the wings on the prepared tray and set it on the lower rack of the oven. Bake, skin side up, for 30 minutes.
  7. Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  8. Place the wings on the upper rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Rotate the tray and bake the wings for another 20-25 minutes (until golden brown and fully cooked).
  10. While the wings are baking at 450 degrees, toss the garlic cloves in olive oil and place them in the oven. Let them roast for 10-15 minutes (until soft and translucent).
  11. Make the buffalo wing sauce by combining the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, garlic, melted butter, honey, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and kosher salt.
  12. Once the wings are done, toss them in the sauce.
  13. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce. I’m a buttermilk ranch girl, but of course buffalo wings and blue cheese is a classic!


1. I often use Maggi dried shrimp powder cubes in savory dishes. The seasoning is popular in West Africa. It imparts a depth of flavor to food that is often called umami. You can replace the maggi with chicken bouillon, kosher salt, adobo seasoning, or seasoning salt.

2. Rubbing the meat with vinegar removes the residue that coats the chicken and adds flavor!

3. Baking powder helps crisp up the chicken in the oven. Make sure to use baking powder, NOT baking soda.

Keywords: comfort food, chicken recipes, spicy recipes