Friday, September 23, 2011

RECIPE SWAP ~ Tailgating

Perhaps you have heard of my hubby's Buffalo Wings, "Wingsday" saga? My hubby LOVES his wings & has them every.single.Wednesday. BUT, his triglycerides were really high so we had to figure something out, something different from the usual fried wings. I have tried Buffalo Chicken fries & broiling them & Baking them &, finally, he has settled on grilling them. And the meaning of "them" now equates to skinless, boneless chicken breast. I mean, I've even made Buffalo Chicken Stromboli. So when I received my appetizer recipe from my most recent swap for Baked Buffalo Wings from Melissa (melbride2005) at I was Born to Cook, I smiled & laughed! My hubby would definitely eat them- his game of choice being a boxing match (Go Ortiz!)

Baked Buffalo Wings
from Allrecipes
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce

  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag.  Shake to mix. 

  • Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with flour mixture. Place the wings onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip wings into butter mixture, and place back on baking sheet. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.
  • The verdict? The cayenne pepper & garlic powder added a little something extra & he was happy to have actual wings as a treat, but, alas, he enjoys the fried or grilled variety best. 
    I definitely suggest making these for your next game, sporting event! Hubby said they were tasty!
    <3 Lishie


  1. the way to a man's heart is throught his stomach and I'm currently chasing one that likes wings almost as much as your husband. Thanks for sharing- I've been looking for a simple wing recipe :)

  2. thanks, Keisha! I met my hubby commuting, on the bus! Can you believe it? There's hope :)

  3. Lish, Wow, thanks for sharing a great Baked Buffalo Wings recipe! We are trying to lower our cholesterol while still loving our food too! Thanks Lish! I love DeLish!