My chicken wing obsession has come out of nowhere. I've always enjoyed chicken wings but over the last few months I have been craving them. I think it's because so many places are doing them so well these days. The Victoria started it, Butcher's Social continued it and the Buffalo Wings at Buffalo and Rye cemented it.
I didn't even know I liked Buffalo sauce. I didn't even really know what it was. But once I'd tasted it there was no going back. It's hot sauce, yes, but more acidic and more rich due to the butter. When a bottle turned up amongst Edd's Christmas presents from his parents, obviously I was going to use it to make Buffalo Wings.
There's plenty of Buffalo Sauce recipes on the internet but this bottle from Sauce Shop (who are based in Nottingham) is pretty awesome. It's a little hotter than other ones I've tried but still has that amazing acidity and the creaminess to soften the heat. As I already have this sauce in my cupboard, why make another one? So this is my recipe for Lazy Buffalo Wings.
I used a paprika and basil mix from Urban Herbs but just paprika is fine.
Another thing I love about this recipe is that it's pretty cheap. I got these wings for less than £2 from Ocado, though you can get bigger ones for more of course.
Simply coat your wings in a mixture of flour, paprika and cayenne pepper, bake and then douse in your sauce. Use more or less sauce depending on your preference. I don't like mine to be too saucy so I only used about a quarter of the bottle, if that.
You're going to need that blue cheese to cool down!
I've got plenty of this sauce left, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with other recipes, such as the Buffalo cauliflower which is all over Pinterest.
So, check out the recipe below, grab some carrot sticks and tuck in...
Lazy Buffalo Wings
Easy baked chicken wings with Buffalo sauce.
- 10-12 Chicken wings
- 100g Plain flour
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 2 teaspoons Paprika
- Buffalo Sauce
1. Combine flour, paprika and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.2. Coat the chicken wings in the flour mixture and layout on a baking tray lined with foil.3. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 35 minutes until skin is crispy and juices run clear. 4. Tip back into your bowl, pour buffalo sauce over and toss well to ensure wings are evenly coated.5. Serve with blue cheese dip and carrot batons. It's also traditional to add celery but I hate that stuff!
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: About 10 wings