Growing up we had wings, but we never had buffalo wings. That all changed when I met my husband. He and his friends had a tradition of going out every Wednesday night for 20 cent wings. When we started dating, I got invited to join in. Every Wednesday night, around 8 pm, we would head downtown and order 30 wings and fries to split. Typically we got half BBQ and half buffalo. In the beginning, I wasn’t a huge fan of buffalo sauce, so I consumed mostly BBQ. Occasionally, I had a fry dipped in Buffalo sauce or a buffalo wing. After some time, I grew quite a fondness for those buffalo wings.
The 20 cent wings tradition has faded as we left college. We no longer can eat wings once a week and stay moderately fit. But still, I get a craving for buffalo wings. When that happens, here is my go-to easy recipe to satisfy that craving. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as I do!
2 lbs Chicken Wings
1/4 cups cornstarch
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Frank’s Wing Hot Sauce (to taste)
- Pre-heat oven to 450 F degrees
- In a large ziplock bag add the cornstarch, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Pat dry the chicken wings and place in the ziplock bag.
- Seal the bag and shake well to coat the chicken evenly.
- Place the coated chicken wings on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 20 mins.
- After 20 mins flip the wings and place them back in the oven for another 20 mins.
- Add Frank’s wing hot sauce.