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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

By: Cassy
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Servings: 4 servings
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!

Ingredients  

For the Wings:

  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

For the Semi-Homemade Buffalo Sauce:

For the Paleo, Scratch-Made Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F, then place a wire baking rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 400 F for approximately one hour, or until golden brown and the skin is hardened when you touch it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve alongside celery sticks and homemade ranch.

Recipe Notes

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.