Scott's Coast-to-Coast Famous Chicken Wings Recipe -
Scott's Coast-to-Coast Famous Chicken Wings Recipe
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Scott’s Famous Chicken Wings
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Scott's Coast-to-Coast Famous Chicken Wings

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"Where I'm from, they're just called 'Wings.' I've made this recipe for as long as I can remember - hopping from my hometown of Buffalo, NY, to Raleigh, NC, now to Seattle, WA. This wing recipe has been sought after by many that have tasted them, and I've never given up the recipe or prep method...until now."

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Original recipe makes 25 wings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or kettle to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Gently add the wings, one at a time, to the hot oil. Stir gently to assure the wings do not stick together. Fry the chicken wings in the preheated oil until cooked through and the are floating gently atop the oil, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the wing should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
  3. Stir the melted butter, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Add the cooked wings to the sauce and turn to coat; transfer to a serving platter.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • For a "medium hot" wing, add 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes to the wing sauce.
  • For a truly "hot" wing, add 2 tablespoon white vinegar, 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon of your favorite super-hot hot sauce to the wing sauce. My favorites are Scorned Woman®, Black Rhino®, and Vicious Viper®.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2011

This is my husband's wing recipe, too. Peanut oil is really the only way to go. Crispier wings and the flavor just can't be beat. I don't like wings usually but these are MONEY. Try them for yourself and you'll see.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2012

I am born and raised in Buffalo, NY and this is not the best recipe for wings. REAL wings use only equal parts of Frank's Hot Sauce (no substitites allowed) and butter for mild sauce. That's it - just Franks and butter. To make them hotter, increase the amount of Franks. This is how the best pizzarias make them in Buffalo, and for the record, Anchor Bar has good wings but not the BEST wings in Buffalo - there are plenty of neighborhood pizzarias and bars that make way better wings!! And you coat the wings by swirling them around in a metal mixing bowl with plenty of sauce after they have been fried - and in Buffalo, they are NEVER NEVER served with ranch dressing - REAL Buffalo wings are served with Blue cheese dressing and celery!!!!

Dec 28, 2011

Oh man! These were really good. I pan fried them in about 1/4 inch of peanut oil for 10 minutes per side. Much better than using an entire gallon of peanut oil and this got the wings good and crispy. For the sauce, I added 1 tsp of red pepper flakes, which for me left the wings fairly spicy. This isn't a traditional Buffalo Wing sauce, but is still really good. I liked the garlic flavor in addition to the heat from the red pepper flakes, Frank's RedHot and black pepper. I will definitely make these again.

Mar 21, 2012

Loved the recipe. @mimihouse27 its very distasteful to make comments on here that are so demeaning. If you really watched the video and read Scotts notes you could comprehend better. He stated the Anchor bar started the wings not the best, he plated with celery and blue cheese not ranch as you claimed. Review the facts and please watch the video again, clearly you missed it meaning you probably didn't follow directions. As you know this is a recipe site however he makes his wings is HIS way. Don't like it just say that and move on. Scott my daughter loved your wings and thank you for sharing!

Dec 10, 2011

Nothing secret about this recipe. I brine my wings for a day, then rinse so the salt content is not high. I use a K.C. rub and in the smoker for 2 hrs using applewood for smoke. Deep fry @375F for 8-10 minutes and toss is a chili sauce that is low sodium. Frank's is nothing but salt so I make my own sauce or buy a low sodium chili sauce. Now this is a secret, so don't tell anyone

Dec 23, 2011

While this is a good basic recipe for Buffalo wings I would tweak the recipe by adding honey. I love the contrast between HOT and Sweet!

Jan 25, 2012

I learned to make wings the same way from a friend who ran a catering business. I do used minced garlic instead of garlic powder, but the recipe is the same otherwise. This concoction is a little piece of heaven paired with chunky bleu cheese dressing. As they say, you can't have just one! Delicious!

Dec 19, 2011

To Rich, she never said it was a secret she just mentioned that she never gave out the recipe before. What is your problem...They tasted wonderful and will make again and again, it is a keeper. And much easier that your way.


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  • Calories
  • 1231 kcal
  • 62%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 116.7 g
  • 179%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 44.2 g
  • 88%
  • Sodium
  • 980 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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