Thursday, July 18, 2013

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Prep / Total  time : 50 minutes           makes 4 servings

Most of us think of Buffalo wings as bar food, but with their accompaniment of celery sticks and creamy blue-cheese dressing, they make a fine casual meal. These wings are hot, but if you like them incendiary, pass extra Tabasco sauce at the table.
4               pounds chicken wings
3               tablespoons cooking oil
4               cloves garlic, chopped
1-3/4         teaspoons salt
1-1/2         teaspoons cayenne
2/3            cup mayonnaise
1/3            cup sour cream
1/4            pound blue cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
2               scallions including green tops, chopped
5               teaspoons vinegar
1/4            teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/4            cup ketchup
1               tablespoon Tabasco sauce
8               ribs celery, cut into sticks

1 .      Heat the oven to 425°.
2 .      In a large bowl, combine the wings, oil, garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, and the cayenne. Arrange the wings in a single layer on two large baking sheets. Bake until just done, about 25 minutes.
3 .      Meanwhile, in a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, scallions, 1 teaspoon of the vinegar, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper.
4.       In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, the remaining 4 teaspoons vinegar, and the Tabasco sauce. Add the wings and toss to coat. Serve the wings with the celery sticks and blue-cheese dressing alongside.

Serve  these wings with more finger food.
Corn on the cob would go nicely.
Roasted potato wedges are a good alternative and can be cooked alongside the wings.

Suggested Pairing :
Beer is a no-brainer with the salt, spice, and heat of this barfly classic.
For a more festive alternative, serve a crisp sparkling wine; it will refresh the palate and tame the heat of the dish.


  1. A scrumptious meal! I for one, would not mind having the whole plate as my main meal! Looks delicious!

  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 18, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Hi Nee, I am going to love this buffalo chicken wings! Will do this one day :) Thanks for sharing...

  3. Oh how I adore Buffalo Wings, Nee. I'm with Joyce, if she will share with me that is, lol...

    Thanks for sharing...great pairing too!

  4. Hi again, Nee. I just tried to click through to your Pinterest boards and your link isn't working. It goes to the main board not yours. Let me know if you need help fixing it:)

  5. Hi Joyce ,I'm expecting you and made extras , hurry they are going fast , nothing better than sharing with good friends . :)

  6. Hi Ivy , these wings are easy and baked , try them , they are like Lays Potato Chhips , you can't eat just one . Sharing between friends is a good thing . :)

  7. Louise you are adorable , Joyce will share with you , she put extras on her plate . ENJOY :)

  8. Thanks Louise , I sent you an email and as you see I need your HEeeeeeeep and also I when I install , I didn't get a follow me button .Tried everything . Thanks :)


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