Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings

Get the flavor of your favorite sports bar at home with this easy Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings copycat recipe! Fried until crispy and coated with homemade sauce, these wings are perfect for game day or any day. These tasty DIY Buffalo wings will have you licking your fingers and reaching for more. Enjoy the ultimate wing experience in the comfort of your own home.

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What Makes Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings So Good?

Hot wings may just be the ultimate party food. They’re deliciously addictive, easy to make, and fun to eat. But because they’re so popular, the ones you serve to your guests had better be good. Don’t worry.

This Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings recipe has you covered. With just the right balance of heat and flavor, these wings will help you take the title of King of Gameday Snacking. 

Why You Should Try This Recipe 

This Buffalo Wings recipe respects its origins while being different enough to make it stand out. Other than having a few extra seasonings, the one ingredient that really elevates these wings above all others is the egg yolk. The egg yolk gives the Buffalo Wild Wings sauce an amazingly thick, luscious mouthfeel that other hot wings can’t match. 

Buffalo Chicken Wings Ingredients

For the Buffalo Wild Wings sauce recipe, you’ll need:

  • Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • Salted butter
  • Garlic puree
  • White sugar
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Egg yolk

Use any hot sauce you prefer, but Frank’s RedHot sauce will you the traditional flavors.

There are several ways to make garlic puree, but most recipes include garlic, salt, black pepper, and oil. You can try making your own or buy garlic puree at the store. Alternatively, mix a teaspoon of finely minced garlic into the salted butter before adding it to the hot sauce. 

For frying the wings, you’ll need:

  • Chicken wings
  • Vegetable oil

You can purchase chicken wings that have already been broken down into drumettes and wingettes or whole chicken wings. While the prepped wings cost a little more, you will save a lot of time. On the other hand, breaking down the chicken wings is easy, and you can keep the wingtips for making chicken stock. 

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo wings ingredients on a marble surface.

How to Make Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings

To prepare the Buffalo wing sauce for this fried Buffalo wings recipe:

  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Melt the butter and then whisk in the hot sauce. Continue to whisk until tiny bubbles form, then remove the saucepan from the heat. 
  3. Add the garlic puree, white sugar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to the sauce. Whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Scramble the egg yolk in a small bowl and add about two tablespoons of the warm Buffalo sauce to the bowl with the egg. Whisk well. Adding a small amount of the warm sauce to the egg yolk helps prevent the egg from scrambling by tempering it. 
  5. Pour the tempered egg into the saucepan with the rest of the cooled sauce. Whisk well for about two minutes. 
Collage of making copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo sauce.

To fry the chicken wings:

  1. Place a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet and place it off to the side to use later. Or place several layers of paper towels on a baking sheet or heat-proof surface. 
  2. Pour about four inches of vegetable oil into a heavy-bottom pot and attach a deep-fat thermometer to the rim. A deep-fat fryer will make everything much easier, so use it if you have one. 
  3. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F over medium-high heat.
  4. Divide the chicken wings into two or three batches, depending on the pot size, and deep fry each batch for about ten minutes. 
  5. Remove the chicken wings from the oil and use an instant-read thermometer to check that they have reached at least 165 degrees F. 
  6. Place the chicken wings on the wire rack to drain. Loosely tent the cooked wings with aluminum foil to help them stay warm. 
  7. Cook the remaining chicken wings. 

To finish the hot wings:

  1. Put the wings in a large mixing bowl that has a lid.
  2. Pour the sauce on top of the wings.
  3. Cover the bowl and shake well until the wings are fully coated with the sauce. 
  4. Serve immediately on a plate or in a basket lined with parchment paper.
Collage of making Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo wings.

What to Serve Them With 

Do the dips. Eating chicken wings isn’t as fun without having a selection of dipping sauces. Ranch dressing and blue cheese dressing are two of the must-have classics. But adding a few more, like garlicspicy mayo, and horseradish sauce, gives you more options. Don’t forget to have some celery sticks or carrot sticks on hand. 

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How to Store Buffalo Wings

Throw away any of the uneaten wings that you put out for your guests, but keep unserved wings in the fridge for up to three days. Allow the wings to cool to room temperature before transferring them immediately to an airtight container.

What’s the Best Way to Reheat Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings?

The best way to reheat chicken wings is in a 350-degree Fahrenheit air fryer for five to seven minutes. But, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can warm leftover wings in the oven:

  1. Bring the wings to room temperature while preheating the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the wings on a lightly oiled baking tray and heat for around seven minutes per side. 
Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo wings on a plate.

Favorite Chicken Wing Recipes

Check out more of my easy appetizer recipes and the best chicken recipes on CopyKat!

Overhead view of copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo wings, dipping sauce, and celery on a plate.

Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings

You can make Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 375kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic puree
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving


  • If the wings have not been pre-cut, straighten the wings and cut at each joint. You can save the wing tips for chicken stock.
  • Heat the vegetable oil to 350°F in a large heavy-duty pot or deep fryer and fry the wings for 8 to 10 minutes. The chicken will be done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F and the juices from the chicken run clear. Remove the wings from the oil and let them drain on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  • To make the Buffalo sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the hot sauce. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble, whisking constantly. Remove the sauce from the heat and add the remaining ingredients (except for the ranch or blue cheese dressing), whisking constantly for 2 minutes to prevent the egg yolk from scrambling.
  • Place the fried wings into a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss until all the wings are coated. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1769mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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