Frugal Buffalo Chicken Wings

Before we jump into the recipe, let’s jump back into time to when buffalo wings were created.

You may be wondering why they are called “buffalo” wings. Buffalos don’t fly, right?

These party and dinner favorites are actually named after the city in which they were reportedly created – Buffalo, New York.

If simple chicken recipes were administered birth certificates, the certificate for the buffalo chicken wing recipe would read as follows:

Birthdate: October 30, 1964

Birthplace: Buffalo New York

Mother: Teressa Bellissimo

The story is that Bellissimo, owner of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo was trying to figure out the age old question that mothers of boys will eventually face: what to feed her son and his friends as a late night snack. She happened to have extra chicken wings on hand, so she concocted a sauce that was a blend of butter and spicy chilies, tossed the wings in the sauce, and then fried them up. She paired them with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks to help mollify the heat from the sauce. As you can guess, they were a success. The rest is culinary history.

Ok, so now we get down to the meat of this page – a buffalo chicken wing recipe that is not only tasty, but frugal. Look no further for this most simple of simple chicken wing recipes.

What You Will Need

  • 1 cup of flour (all-purpose)
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • Oil
  • ½ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

What to Do

Mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Toss the chicken wings in the mixture until they are evenly coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 60 minutes.

Heat oil in a large pan or deep fryer to 375 degrees. There should be enough oil to cover the wings  in full.

In a small saucepan, mix the butter, hot sauce, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat on low and stir until the butter melts and the mixture is blended well. Remove the sauce from the heat and set it aside.

Fry the wings in the heated oil  until it begins to brown (10 to 15 minutes).  Remove from heat and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the hot sauce mixture and toss the wings in it to coat them .

Serve with celery wings and blue cheese dressing (optional). Enjoy!

This is just one buffalo chicken wing recipe.
What is your favorite simple chicken recipe?




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