Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

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These buffalo chicken wings are made crispy without breading or frying thanks to baking at a high temperature which yields crispy skin and moist chicken. After baking they are tossed in a homemade Paleo buffalo sauce!


For the Wings:

For the Semi-Homemade Buffalo Sauce:

For the Paleo, Scratch-Made Buffalo Sauce:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F, then place a wire baking rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Wash and pat dry each chicken wing. Brush or toss the wings with the oil, then dust evenly with ½ teaspoon of the sea salt plus the ground pepper and lay the wings on the rack, making sure they don’t overlap.
  3. Bake at 400 F for approximately one hour, or until golden brown and the skin is hardened when you touch it.
  4. While the chicken is baking, make the buffalo sauce.
    • For the semi-homemade sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in the hot pepper sauce. Let cook for about 2 minutes, until bubbling, then remove from heat.
    • For the Paleo, scratch-made sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk the coconut oil, vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and remaining 1 teaspoon of sea salt together. Let it simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat. Whisk again just before using.
  5. When the chicken comes out of the oven, let them rest for 5 minutes then place in a large bowl and pour the buffalo sauce over. Stir and combine until each wing is evenly coated.
  6. Serve alongside celery sticks and homemade ranch.


If you don’t have a rack, you can still make these wings! Just know that the underside of the wings will be slightly less crisp.

Keywords: Gluten free, paleo, low carb, appetizer, game day, chicken, protein