Guess what, good people!? Football season is upon us, and my guys couldn’t be more excited. While I do love watching my kids play and cheering for my favorite team, really I’m just here for the food and the party.
Can you blame me, though? I love getting together with my family and friends, the playful banter that comes with fans of rival teams, and all of the awesome and amazing food that we love to serve during football season. Now, I’ve shared plenty of football recipes for game day get togethers like Potato Skins, a “Super” Spinach Bowl, 7 layer dip, BBQ Baked Beans, and Pulled Pork – I’ve also shared a football themed birthday party and some ideas for game day parties.
Ok, hold on.. can you tell there’s a lot of boys and men that into sports around here?
Anyway, one thing I realized I was missing was some wings! Seriously? This is a MUST-HAVE during football season. It’s like the unofficial signature food, so I must share some recipes with you. You know, to help you out.
So my friend Mandi at Chewsy Lovers and I got together and decided we’d share some wing recipes every Wednesday (aka #WingItWednesday) with you during the month of September. Now Mandi is the BBQ and Wing Queen! We’ll be showing you how chicks can wing it. (see what we did there?) If you have some wing recipes or photos, be sure to tag us with them on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #ChicksWingIt! Show how we can get down too!
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
For today’s wing recipe, I’m sharing traditional buffalo wings, except they’re BAKED! Yep, no frying here. I based my recipe on this one from Fifteen Spatula’s. They came out amazing and fall off the bone delicious. I did parboil them as directed in Joanne’s instructions, and I do believe that helps with the crispness as well as the tenderness of the meat.
Now you just have to try not to eat them all so you can share. Good luck with that!
- 4 pounds chicken wings
- salt and pepper
- smoked paprika
- 8 tablespoons Frank’s Original Hot Sauce
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Once dry, season with salt, pepper and paprika with a few dashes of each, then place on a large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with Original Pam.
Spread the chicken across the pan, and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Flip each wing over and bake another 10 minutes.
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What’s your favorite way to eat wings? Boneless or bone-in? Baked or Fried? How about your favorite flavor?
Stay tuned, we may just have some new favorites for you! See you next #WingItWednesday!