Get ready for Game Day with this classic crowd-pleasing Buffalo Hot Wings appetizer. Lightly coated with seasoning, then baked instead of fried to crispy deliciousness and tossed with the Buffalo Sauce of your choice, these succulent spicy wings will be an instant hit as you root for your team playoff favorite. They are gluten-free as well, thanks to the secret ingredient in the spice coating—spoiler alert: baking powder!—which bakes up crunchy without the breading. Serve with tangy Blue Cheese Dip (we love local Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese) and lots of napkins!
We have a limited amount of pasture raised organic Chicken Wings from Big Bluff Ranch available to purchase just for this playoff season! So get them while you can!
- 2 lbs Stemple Creek Ranch chicken wings
- 3 Tbs avocado oil
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp. Onion salt
- 1 tsp. Garlic pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/3 cup Prepared Buffalo Sauce of choice
- Blue Cheese Dressing (recipe follows)
Directions for wings:
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all the dry spices in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and place them in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle evenly with avocado oil, and sprinkle with spice mixture. Toss with a rubber spatula until well coated.
- Place the seasoned chicken wings on the baking sheet in a single layer (not touching).
- Bake on center oven rack for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and the skin is crispy, flipping with tongs halfway through.
- Warm the Buffalo sauce in a microwave. Transfer cooked wings to a large mixing bowl and toss with warm buffalo sauce until well coated.
- Pile wings on a serving platter around a bowl of blue cheese sauce swirled with a tablespoon of Buffalo Sauce. Enjoy!
Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1 cup Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbl Milk
- 1 tbl fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Store in refrigerator until ready to use. **Best to make a few hours in advance of serving, so the flavors have time to meld.