Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

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Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe – delicious baked chicken wings loaded with spicy sweet buffalo sauce flavor!

wings with green onion on them being dipped into sauce
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Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

There is nothing better for game day or party than chicken wings. They can be spicy, sweet – or in this case both – or loaded with rich, delicious flavor. This recipe was designed to cook more quickly than our other baked chicken wings recipe – but it is not keto approved.

Be sure to see our chicken wing archives for even more delicious chicken wing flavor! Chicken wings are great as an appetizer, served with jalapeno poppers, shishito peppers, salsa, queso, or chips – but they can also make a delicious dinner! We hope you love this easy chicken wing recipe as much as we do!

How to get Crunchy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy and crunchy wings – with no extra breading – take a bit of technique to get to perfectly mimic a deep fried wings texture.

If you’re looking for crunchy keto chicken wings – this is one technique you will want to bookmark to use again and again!

Pat Wings Dry

We’re using the fat in the chicken wings to crisp them without frying – which is easier if wings are completely dry going into the oven.

Excess liquid from packaging or water on your wings can cause wings to steam instead of crisp – making skin soggier. Quickly pat wings dry with a paper towel to get a crispier wing.

Cook on wire racks

Cooking chicken wings on a wire rack encourages better air circulation all around the chicken wings, which will help them cook faster and crisp more.

Lightly grease wire racks with olive oil, coconut oil, or another fat you prefer to make it less likely to stick to the chicken wings.

Toss in Sauce Last

This will help to reduce any chance for your wings to get soggy from the sauce.

Make sure to use from the oven hot wings – the sauce sticks better to hotter wings what have been patted dry with paper towels to remove excess oil and fat and then tossed with sauce.

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Tips to Easy Clean Baked Chicken Wings

Baking chicken wings in the oven can be a messy job to clean up – but with a couple of tips and tricks, you can bake and sauce your chicken wings without making a huge mess.

  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Use a metal cooling rack coated with nonstick cooking spray to lift wings up so grease can drip off wings to prevent sticking.
  • When chicken has cooked, let sit on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Then move wings to bowl to get coated in sauce.
plate of honey buffalo wings

Other Chicken Wing Recipes You’ll Love

We love chicken wings here – they are delicious, easy to share, great for parties, and easy to make!

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Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

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Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • For the Chicken Wings
  • 1.5 pounds chicken wing portions
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • For the Sauce
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Make the Chicken Wings 
  2. Preheat your oven to 425F. 
  3. Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel and then transfer them to a large bag or bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, and garlic powder. Toss to combine. 
  4. Shake off any excess flour and spread the wings out on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the wings are crisp on the outside and register at least 165F on an instant read thermometer. 
  6. Make the Sauce 
  7. Add all of the ingredients (hot sauce, butter, and honey) to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. 
  8. Once the wings have finished cooking, brush them on all sides with buffalo sauce. 
  9. (Optional) Place the wings under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until they’ve started to caramelize. 
  10. Garnish with parsley or green onions, if desired. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 908Total Fat 53gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 168mgSodium 1408mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 3gSugar 11gProtein 36g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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