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Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch - So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch - So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

You guys know how much I love Game Day food. Just give me all the finger-licking goodness because you know I ain’t watching the game.

Nope, my eyes are glued to the ice cold beers and the sticky, glossy, super-saucy, honey buffalo wings, waiting to be dunked, smothered and fully swimming in that homemade Ranch.

Serve with celery sticks, extra beers and lots of napkins. They’ll come in handy!

Side note: You can, of course, use store-bought Ranch if you’re short on time but seriously, nothing beats the homemade version.

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch - So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch

So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

30 minutes55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, such as Cholula
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Ranch dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. To make the Ranch dipping sauce, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, dill, onion powder and garlic powder in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a wire rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil; set aside.
  3. Using paper towels, pat wings dry. In a large bowl, combine wings, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and baking powder.
  4. Place wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, combine tomato sauce, hot sauce, honey, butter, Worcestershire, onion powder and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, combine wings and half the tomato sauce mixture. Place wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake, turning once, until glossy and lightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in remaining tomato sauce mixture.
  7. Serve immediately with Ranch dipping sauce.

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19 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love these wings, I must say they turn out better each time I make them. I love crispy hot wings and this does not disappoint. They are fall off the bone tender and the dipping sauce is an added great bonus.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe turns out great everytime I make it. I do vary the seasoning on the wings based on our likes. But they are always crispy & delicious.! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    What kind of tomato sauce should I use?

  4. I want to make this with chicken drumsticks, what adjustments would you suggets?

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent!!!  Love your recipes!!!

  6. Delicious wings! Followed directions exactly & ended with some damn delicious wings. Thanks so much for the recipe. Hands down I get my favorite online recipes from this site. Keep ‘em coming your recipes are easy & wonderful. 

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Another 5 *s for this chicken wing recipe.  Wait, what?  There’s was a ranch dressing too?  Didn’t need it.  Made it, but promptly forgot about it after the first bite into the succulent wings.  

    Thanks Chungah and team for finding one good recipe after another.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This sounds so good. I do however have a question. I found another recipe that called for mixing flour with baking powder, but it did say no salt. The salt draws out the moisture in the chicken and dries out the chicken. What ids your opinions on this. I will however try this recipe, because everyone of your recipes that I have tried have been delicious.

    this sounds so

  9. I adore homemade ranch!! How long do you think it would last in the fridge? Thank you for the amazing recipe!

    • As I am not an expert on food safety, I cannot really say with certainty. Methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with. Hope that helps, Becky!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is truly, hands down, the BEST wing recipe EVER!! My husband couldn’t stop raving about them and said they were better than ANY wing house restaurant!!! If you don’t like “spicy” I wouldn’t use the whole 1/2 cup of hot sauce…I loved it but it did leave a “bite”

  11. I want to make this for my 3 year old toddler. What can I substitute the hot sauce with to make the chicken not as spicy but still flavorful? Thank you.

  12. what does the baking powder do to the wings

  13. So damn delicious! I made these last night for game 1 of the World Series and they were a huge hit! Thank you!