Buffalo Wing Sauce

For a while now, I’ve been dying to have some chicken wings with a good buffalo wing sauce.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I’d hazard a guess that it’s pretty much down to the fact that I missed this type of food a lot when I was in France for a ski season.  A good dose of chicken with Buffalo wing sauce definitely wasn’t on the menu in a high end luxury catered chalet.  Not that I’m complaining about the amazing Duck Confit, Cheesecake or Pot Roasted Pork I cooked every week (among other things)!

I think part of it also has to do with the fact I’m currently searching for a job now I’m back in the UK.  In between phone calls, interviews, applications and so on, food is pretty often high on the agenda..!

After had a chat with a friend the other night, who is probably into this type of cuisine a lot more than me (see his Instagram here).  He recommended using Frank’sĀ Original as the base for the sauce.  So, I looked up a few recipes to get a feel for the ingredients and whipped one together.

This is an oven buffalo wing sauce.  It’s really more of a marinade, I guess.  Your wings won’t come out the fluorescent orange like they might do in a proper rib-shack, but I can assure you the taste is pretty damned good and they’re probably a lot healthier too, owing to the fact they aren’t deep fried.

I should know better – but I didn’t get chance to photograph the end product this time.  A quick Google Images search shows that they really don’t look that attractive.  A further excuse is that it was quite late when they were finished, and the light really wasn’t good enough to take a half decent photo…! Credits to the photo on this post go to CookinFanatic.

Anyway, here’s the recipe – enjoy!

Buffalo Wing Sauce/Marinade
Yields 14
An easy to make buffalo wing sauce
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 120ml Frank's Original Hot Sauce
  2. 90g Butter
  3. 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  4. 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  5. 1 tsp Cayenne Chilli Powder
  6. 1 tsp Ginger Salt
  7. 14 Chicken Wings, tips removed
Instructions
  1. Put the chicken wings in an oven at 200C for about 20 mins or until they are cooked through, but not not crispy.
  2. Whilst the wings are cooking, combine all the other ingredients in a saucepan.
  3. Heat on a medium heat until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. When the chicken is cooked as above, remove from the oven.
  6. Carefully pour the sauce over the wings, ensuring they are all fully coated. You could do this in a separate bowl, but I did it in the roasting tray.
  7. Return to the oven for a further 20 mins or until crispy but not burned! Remove half way through the final stage of cooking to re-baste wings in the sauce.
Notes
  1. Don't forget to line the roasting tray!
  2. 14 wings served two of us well. Served up with a blue cheese sauce, celery for dipping, corn on the cob and potato wedges.
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