Spicy Baked Hot Wings

Spicy Hot Wings
Spicy Hot Wings. Photo of Hot Wings Diana Rattray
    55 min
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These hot and spicy chicken wings are baked to perfection with a seasoned coating, then they're tossed with a homemade hot sauce mixture, similar to Buffalo wing sauce.

For even hotter wings, add extra cayenne pepper to the sauce mixture.

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What You'll Need

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark or light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 to 3 1/2 pounds chicken wings, about 15 whole wings
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with nonstick spray. Or, use a nonstick foil to line the pan.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the butter, hot sauce, Tabasco, vinegar, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until butter is melted. Remove from heat.
  4. With kitchen shears, cut the wing tips off and discard. Cut the wings at the joint.
  5. In a bowl, toss the wings with about 3 tablespoons of the hot sauce mixture. Set the remaining hot sauce mixture aside.
  6. In a food storage bag or bowl, combine the flour, cayenne, black pepper, and salt. Toss the chicken wing pieces in the flour mixture, a few at a time, until lightly coated. Arrange the wings on the foil-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake the chicken wings for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook for 20 minutes longer.
  8. Put the chicken wings in a bowl if serving right away, or put in a slow cooker to keep warm if serving as a party snack. Add the sauce, toss to coat, and serve hot immediately or keep warm in the slow cooker.
  9. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing, or another dip, such as Chipotle Mayonnaise or Spicy Chili Mayonnaise .

Makes about 30 pieces.

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