Best Way Buffalo Wings because they’re the winner in our five-way test. The prep has been slightly tweaked to bring it to easy perfection. Allow 8-12 wing pieces per person, so this base recipe will serve about 4.
1/2 c Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (regular style)
1/3 c butter (2/3 of a stick)
4 lbs chicken wings
Salt and pepper
Method: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine Frank’s and butter in a saucepan and heat till the butter melts. Dissect the wings, separating the flats and drumettes and saving the tips for chicken stock. Place wings in a bowl and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over about half the butter/sauce mixture and toss to coat thoroughly.
Spread the wings on sheet pans which are lined with parchment paper or silicone sheets. (Recipe will require two half sheet pans, because you want the wings nicely spread out so they’ll cook evenly.) Roast in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, then turn and roast 30 minutes more or until reddish brown and crispy. Toss in remaining sauce (don’t use the same bowl as for the raw chicken unless you wash it) and serve immediately, with carrot and celery sticks and Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping.