Jeri's Spicy Buffalo Wings Recipe -
Jeri's Spicy Buffalo Wings Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 2 hrs

Jeri's Spicy Buffalo Wings

Recipe by  

"Different layers of flavors create a buffalo wing sauce with a nice bite! Not too hot and not too mild. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Toss chicken wings in a large bowl with apple cider vinegar, garlic salt, paprika, red pepper flakes, onion salt, and black pepper to coat; cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  2. Marinate chicken in refrigerator 1 to 4 hours.
  3. Scatter flour over the chicken wings; toss to coat. Discard any remaining marinade.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. Heat shortening in a large skillet over medium-high heat; fry chicken in hot shortening until golden, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  6. Arrange fried chicken pieces onto a baking sheet.
  7. Bake chicken in preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes; remove chicken to a platter lined with paper towels to drain.
  8. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in melted butter until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  9. Stir hot sauce into the butter and garlic mixture; reduce heat to low and simmer sauce 5 minutes. Transfer sauce to a large bowl.
  10. Move drained chicken in batches to the bowl with the sauce and turn to coat. Drizzle any remaining sauce over wings to serve.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Editor's Notes:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of shortening for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Feb 05, 2014

Great stuff! Get kinda tired of people posting their, "I cut this or I added that" comments. Rate the recipe as is or don't do it all. Nice job, Jeri!

Jan 05, 2014

Fabulous! Hubby said these are the best wings I've ever made! Making these again for Super Bowl and many more times. Thank you Jeri!

Mar 12, 2014

because of Lucky's review and it being close to super bowl sunday. I was looking for a good wing recipe (Very tired of the restaurant wings) these had the most wonderful flavor!! I baked them as directed the only change I made was to brush some of them with Sweet baby Ray's kickin bourbon wing sauce and glaze. which was pretty darned good. but if I hadn't used this marinade on them first, it would have been pretty darned blawzay! I will use this from now on. Best tasting wing I have had in YEARS, even hubby loved them. Thank you so much for this GREAT recipe!!

Jun 28, 2013

Fabulous! I can't keep enough of them on the table... it's like a pack of hungry animals pouncing. That apple cider vinegar marinade is kick-. I use half the recommended butter and just a few more ounces of hot sauce, seems to work great. Thank you for this recipe!

Nov 07, 2014

Just made this exactly as written. These are the BEST I've ever had - restaurant or homemade. I used Louisiana Gem Habanero Pepper Sauce for the hot pepper sauce and Trader Joe's organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. I also bought a fresh brand new can of Crisco shortening. Make sure you have the large bowls, baking sheet (I used a jelly roll pan), skillet, paper towel-lined platter, and serving dish out and ready because things happen fast towards the end. I had them marinate in the fridge overnight. I have two more pounds of wings in my Costco bag of frozen wings and I will make another batch using this same recipe. Perfect amount of heat and so delicious! Didn't feel the heat on my lips until I was done ;-) Thanks Jeri!!!

Oct 30, 2013

I absolutley love this recipe. It is so simple. I made some for when I was visiting my family and they gobbled it down before I even had a chance, thats how good the wings are. I normally use chicken breast and make cubes because I hate my lips being on fire. With the 2lbs of chicken I do double the recipe except for the butter and I never use just one clove of garlic maybe 3 or 4 cloves depending on the size of the clove and how much I am making. This is by far one of the easiest and tastiest recipes.

Apr 05, 2015

Great recipe. I followed it exactly as written, though I would normally have expected some spices in the flour. Didn't miss it in the final product. I used parchment paper on the pan to prevent sticking and make cleanup easier. I also cut up some chicken tenderloins (too small, unfortunately) for some boneless wings. If you're going to do that, either use the tenderloin intact or at most halved. I'll be making this recipe over and over again.

Feb 01, 2015

Best wings! Spiced the wings overnight, turning them occasionally, and when ready to cook blotted them dry before rolling in flour. Knock off the flour and when browning them there was enough flour to make a nice casing. I put them in a foil-lined pan and let them sit, uncovered, until baking time. Next time I will crinkle up foil to put them on to prevent sticking. Letting them cool didn't hurt at all. They stayed crisp and the full baking time was perfect. I think the vinegar with the salts was a great idea and the garlic, butter and Franks Hot Original sauce was perfect. I have four hidden to eat later;-) /served with ranch dressing and celery sticks.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

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

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Buffalo Chicken Wings I

See how to make restaurant-style Buffalo chicken wings.

Buffalo Chicken Wings III

These baked wings get an extra flavor kick from cayenne pepper.

Spicy Orange Chicken Wings

The perfect wings for people who love spicy orange takeout chicken!

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States