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buffalo sauce recipe

Buffalo Wings and Sauce

Everyone's favourite snack. This version uses slow baked wings for a healthier option
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal



  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/2 shallot or red onion fine chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar,
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (Ooft! Scotch Bonnet)
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle sauce (Ooft!)
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (our preference Newmans)
  • 1 shot Scotch or rum
  • 3 tbsp. rich stock (we use dripping stock from roast chicken)

Baked Chicken

  • 1 kg wings separated
  • 5 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika



  • Dry the wings using kitchen towel and then place in a bowl and for 1 kg of wings add 5 tbsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of salt and paprika. Stir this by hand until all coated and then take a wire rack and oil it (otherwise chicken will stick), then place the wings on it back up. place in fridge overnight. Now I had no room in my fridge for this so I did all the first steps then just put the bowl in the fridge covered overnight and it worked really well, the next day I spread them on oiled rack.
    The clever bit comes now. Bake them at 120C for 30 minutes and then increase heat to 180 for 30-40 minutes depending on wing size and oven, I took mine out after 35. I have to say they were super crispy and tasty. The slow cooking at first helps to render the large amount of fat in wings so they end up healthier.


  • In saucepan, melt butter slowly, add shallots, garlic and sauté for 3 minutes until transparent. Add brown sugar honey and rum and heat through, then add other ingredients and cook for 5 minutes and keep warm until ready to serve.


Serving the wings and sauce

The traditional way to serve these wings is shaken in a bowl with a lid ( or a bag) with the buffalo sauce recipe, but for a party the presentation above might work out better. When coated the wings are very sticky and fingers get very stick eating them. So lets say 6 kids and your whole furniture and walls will have sticky marks all over ! Just fair warning 🙂
Keyword buffalo wings, chipotle, hot wings, wings sauce