Buffalo Hot Wings

Buffalo Hot Wings make a great appetizer, but at my house we make a meal of them. My daughter first discovered this recipe in one of her cookbooks then passed it on to me. These are so spicy good and much better than any take-out wings you'll find. I like to add celery sticks and ranch dressing for dipping. Serve these when friends are over or any time.

 Recipe from Southern Living Annual Recipes 2003

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Buffalo Hot Wings
3 pounds chicken wings
2 (0.60 ounce) envelopes Italian salad dressing mix, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 to 3/4 cup hot sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
Ranch dressing, for dipping

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Cut off wingtips, and discard; cut wings in half at joint, if desired. Place 1 package salad dressing mix in a large zip-top plastic bag; add wings, and shake to coat. Place wings in a single layer on prepared foil-lined pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until browned. Remove pan from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
Stir together the remaining package of salad dressing mix, butter, hot sauce, lemon juice, and Basil. Pour over wings; bake for 30 more minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with Ranch dressing. Makes 4 - 6 servings.

A few of the ingredients used in this recipe taking a bow.

Use one envelope of the Italian dressing mix to coat the chicken wings by shaking together in a zip-top bag, then place the wings in a single layer on a foil-lined sheet pan.

After baking for about 25 minutes, remove from the oven, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees, and add the sauce. 

The recipe says to pour the sauce over the wings, but I like to brush mine on. Either way works.

After all the wings are covered in sauce, put them back in the oven for 30 more minutes.

Hot, spicy, and delicious.


  1. i have to make these for justin! thanks for sharing the recipe just in time for game day. pig sooie! and boomer sooner! :)

  2. I just printed the recipe and will try these. They look very tasty and hubby is a fan of wings. I am posting your button on my page also. Keep cooking andi

  3. Ok, what are you doing not being on tv? Seriously! you're a super chef! Thank you for linking these to Foodie Friday!!! xo

  4. Yummy! My husband is like a hot wing connisueur...he just adores them! I would love it if you shared this on my blog party, Makin' You Crave Monday, over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!!

  5. These wings sound delicious! I have not heard of using Italian Seasoning! Delish!
    I'm bookmarking this to make when my "wing-loving" Son comes to visit!
    Thanks for participating in ON THE MENU MONDAY with this spicy recipe.

  6. YUM! I LOVE your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY tomorrow and share your recipe with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  7. Anita, I just made these and my hubby and I sat and finished off the entire platter! 3 lbs of wings gone, They are excellent, wonderful flavor and a nice kick to them. This is a keeper for sure. Thank you very much for sharing that with us all. If ok, I am going to put on my blog and link back to you? Andi

  8. Good Morning Anita,
    It sure is Hot Wing time and your recipe looks awesome, we will sure have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  10. Looks delicious and so simple to make.
    Thanks for linking up at Thematic Thursday.

  11. I love the way your wings are not drenched in sauce, but still seem to have plenty. They look delicious! I'd love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
    Thanks & hope to see you there!

  12. I love these wings! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing at my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party! These are the perfect party wings!!