Comfort Foods

Classic Buffalo Hot Wings

Prep Time  15 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Servings 4-6


  • 2 pounds chicken wings

  • 6 cups vegetable oil

  • 1 cup cayenne based hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot or Louisiana Hot Sauce)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar 

  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco (optional)


Fried Wings:

  1. Pat wings dry with paper towels. In a 5-quart Dutch Oven, heat oil to 375°F. 

  2. Carefully add wings to hot oil using tongs, being careful not to overcrowd the Dutch Oven. 

  3. Deep fry until crispy and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. For crispier wings, cook an additional 1-2 minutes. 

  4. Remove chicken from oil and drain on a paper towel. 

  5. Place wings in a bowl and toss in sauce. 

Grilled Wings: 

  1. Pat wings dry with paper towels. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. 

  2. Place wings in a large bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix well. Coat with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. 

  3. Oil grill grates, and lower temperature to medium.

  4. Cook wings until crispy and cooked through, turning often, about 20-25 minutes. 

  5. Remove wings from grill and place in a heat-safe bowl and toss in sauce. 


  1. Melt butter in an 8-inch cast iron skillet

  2. Add hot sauce, white vinegar, and optional Tabasco. 

  3. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.  

Classic Buffalo Hot Wings
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