Another football season favorite
Baking is my preferred cooking method for wings. It allows them to have a good crispy outside. For this recipe, we cooked the wings with olive oil, salt, and pepper before adding the our buffalo sauce. It took us forty minutes to get the perfect crisp wing. If you prefer crispier wings, I recommend leaving them in a bit longer than forty minutes before adding your sauce.
We used a metal wire rack on top of a foil-covered cooking sheet pan to cook the wings. Wire rack on the sheet pan allowed for pan to catch the drippings as they cooked in the oven. Wrapping the pan in foil is not necessary but allows for an easy clean up at the end.
For the hot sauce, we used Franks Original. I thought about using buffalo sauce, but sometimes it can be too tangy for me and takes away from the spice. The original version was the perfect amount of heat that matched well with the ranch.
We made them during the Kansas City Chiefs football game along with some pizza! I recommend this recipe for any house party.
Let me know how your wings turned out!
Baked Buffalo Ranch Wings
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 50 minutes
- 2 lbs of chicken wings
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup of hot sauce
- 1 Ranch packet
- 1 tsp cornstarch
Preheat oven to 400°F. Pour raw wings into a mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper and olive oil to wings and mix well. Place the wings on pan with wire rack (see above) and cook for 40 minutes. While the wings are cooking, prepare your buffalo sauce!
In a small pot, pour hot sauce and ranch packet. You can add additional salt and black pepper to taste if you like. Stir well and cook at medium heat. Next, add cornstarch. The cornstarch will thicken the sauce.
Once the wings are thoroughly cooked, take them out of the oven. Pour sauce over wings and place them back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.