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The BEST Homemade Buffalo Wings Recipe Ever!

Buffalo Wings are considered American staple food, together with our favorite burgers and fries. They’re the kind of food people don’t ever mind getting down and dirty in eating because it’s best savored using your bare hands, licking all the crevices of your fingers clean of the delicious buffalo sauce and blue cheese dip.

Best Buffalo Wings recipe ever!!

I had my first taste of the hot wings when some of my friends and I once dined at TGI Friday’s in Greenbelt. They ordered their usual nachos, burgers, and fries. One friend suggested we get the Buffalo wings, but another friend was quick to negate, saying that it’s too spicy for her taste. But since I love my food hot and spicy, 10 minutes later, we had two servings of Buffalo wings on our table, and they all agreed that I ate 2/3 of it. 😀

T.G.I. Friday's Buffalo Wings -

Friday’s Buffalo Wings

After that dinner, the Buffalo wings flew straight up my all-time favorite food list, but it’s not everyday that I have the luxury to buy wings at Friday’s. So I decided to make some myself at home, and it’s a good thing that I have a very generous sister like Mhel, who shouldered the expenses for the ingredients.

Ken's recipe for buffalo wings

My first attempt to make Buffalo Wings at home – all gone in about 15 minutes! 😀

The Homestyle Buffalo Wings recipe I’m sharing with you are bits and pieces of different stuff I found on the internet. Not one recipe matched what I wanted to do because there is one requiring me to broil then bake the chicken wings, instead of simply frying them; another has a lousy breading mix recipe, but their instructions for doing the buffalo sauce was by far the simplest among all I’ve seen. And almost all sites had a recipe for blue cheese dip to accompany the chicken wings, but blue cheese is out of the question – too expensive for me. But, we’ll try that, too, soon. 🙂

We start with our fried chicken wings. We only need the wing part of the chicken, which you can buy in bulk at your local supermarket. For Php 200.00, we got 2 kilos of chicken wings, which is more than enough to feed a group of 10. But considering the huge appetite of the people I fed, my family of four and my friend, Katrina, the 2 kilos we bought were not enough. By the end of dinner, we were all still craving for more.

Cut the chicken wings like this to make Buffalo Wings -

To make sure our coating of buffalo sauce adheres well to our chicken, we must have a dry and crispy breading mix, and below is a simple recipe just for that.

Chicken Breading Mix:

McCormick Cayenne Pepper - CertifiedFoodies.comEncore premium Paprika -

(for 2 kilos of chicken wings)
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Pepper
1 tsp Thyme


Procedure for Fried Wings:
1. For the breading mix, combine the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground pepper, thyme and salt in a small bowl.
2. If the wings are frozen, be sure to defrost, trim the wings, and dry them first before coating.

Evenly coat the chicken wings with the breading mix -

3. Evenly coat the wings with the breading mix.
4. Heat oil in a deep fryer. Make sure you have enough oil to cover the wings entirely.
5. Fry wings, until golden brown. It takes about 8-10 minutes to become golden brown at medium heat.
6. Once done, dry wings on paper towels if you have that available or use a strainer to get some of the oil off.

Deep fry the chicken 'til golden brown -

Next thing to prepare is the Buffalo sauce. However, I do suggest that you fry the wings and prepare the buffalo sauce at the same time because it’s best if you serve the buffalo wings hot.

I added a little honey because we had a bottle lying around in our kitchen, and I thought it would help make the sauce a bit thicker.


Buffalo Sauce:

Trappey's Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce -


3/4 cup Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce
    (If you don’t have this available, you can use Jufran Red Hot Chili Sauce)
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
(If you don’t have this, too, you can just double the spiciness by adding more hot sauce)
1 tsp Ground Pepper
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp Honey


PROCEDURE for Buffalo Sauce:
1. Combine the butter, hot sauce, ground pepper, cayenne pepper powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, and honey in a small saucepan over low heat. Heat until the butter is melted and the ingredients are well blended.

*Warning* if you keep cooking the sauce, you will clarify the butter and all of the solids will settle to the bottom.  If this happens, you’ve cooked your sauce too long and you will have to start over.

My buffalo sauce serving for taste tests - CertifiedFoodies.comA serving of my buffalo sauce that I used for “taste tests”. 😀


Now all we have to do is coat our fried wing with our Buffalo Wings sauce.

Coating the Fried Wings with Buffalo Sauce:
1. Put the wings in a large bowl.
2. Add the hot Buffalo Wings sauce and mix with your bare hands, coating all the wings evenly.
You could also use a large plastic container with a lid for this, so you can just shake it to coat the wings with sauce evenly.

And I thought it’s really not practical, money-wise, to make a blue cheese dip since it ranges around Php 500 a slice. Luckily, the improvised cheese dip I made was a huge success. Everyone loved it, especially my friend, Katrina, who even used it as dip in eating her prawns from the Paella I prepared that same night (recipe very soon!).


Cheese Dip


1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp Cheese Spread
2 tbsp Perfect Italiano Parmesan Cheese


PROCEDURE for Cheese Dip:
1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic powder, cheese spread, and parmesan cheese.
2. Serve it alongside our Buffalo Wings.

Buffalo Wings by Ken - you'll love this!

So that’s my Buffalo Wings recipe. I hope you liked it. It’s really easy. You can do it at home yourself. If you do, please come back and let us know how your own version went. 🙂

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Kenneth is the chef in the family (he studied Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Art in GCHA). He's responsible for most of the more complicated recipes featured here, and loves preparing pastries and desserts. Aside from being a chef, he's also a Registered Nurse and Midwife. His love for cooking led him to pursue a culinary career.



  • Laura Tallon

    Making then for hot are they

  • tess

    i gonna try this one…thank you

  • Lyka

    Loved the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this! The family loves it!

    • Yay! Glad you and your family loved this recipe. 🙂

  • Jeff

    If you use corn or potato starch instead of flour, your wings will be crispier and less greasy.

  • james

    question, di mo na lalagayan ng egg white or milk yun chicken bago ihalo yun flour mixture, para dumikit sa wings?

  • Rose

    Grabe super helpful nito 🙂 specially sa akin na super takot magluto.haha

    • Kenneth Ignacio

      Aww! Thank you! I made the recipe as easy to follow as possible. Mahilig din ako mag-hanap ng recipes sa internet, so I always look for recipes that are not so complicated!

  • rechel

    dinner naming to tonight its all because of this blog 🙂 thanks

  • Buffalo Chris

    In the UK they now sell FRANKS Hot Sauce in ASDA which is the sauce TGI Fridays use 🙂

    In US they may have it in Walmart

  • anj

    Tried your recipe and it’s so yummy..already cooked twice in just a matter of one addictive 🙂

    • Yayy! Glad you loved it, Anj! 🙂
      Thanks for letting us know. 🙂


    I really love the Buffalo Spicy Chicken Wings…. but do not know how to do it myself…thanks for the simple recipe…. since i really love black pepper, i had it seasoned with lots of it and i really like it….

    • Glad to hear this recipe with your own peppery twist worked for you! 🙂

  • Yennlove

    I was looking for a simple recipe for buffalo wings that would impress my family, and I think this one is perfect! I love you so much for taking the consideration to cut the budget but make it taste wonderful. Very curious to taste the cheese dip though. I think tonight will be perfect. Thanks!!!

    • How was it, Yennlove? We hope you enjoyed this recipe. 🙂

  • AlbertMF

    Thanks for this recipe! I was afraid I won’t be able to succeed with my first attempt but I did. It really tastes good. Next time, I’d be adding more spice para mas maanghang pa. 🙂

    • Thanks, Albert! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
      If you can handle the spice, why not?! 🙂

  • mchie

    hi there, just curious, what kind of cheese spread did you use in the recipe? And what brand? Thanks!

  • jadam

    i’ll try this one..thanks for sharing..
    i’ll post it on pixelsandspices once served 😀

  • jadomingo

    i tried this recipe, and my family loved it! 🙂 thank you very much for sharing this! 🙂

    • Yayy!! Another satisfied foodie! Thank you for coming back to let us know 🙂

  • I just made these today. they’re super mega awesome. thanks so much for sharing the recipe 🙂

    • Weehh you tried it na pala, Rishee. Glad to know! 🙂

  • Hello, Mhel and Ken! I tried this recipe (minus the cheese dip) and it was so good! I shared it here:

    • Ooops, thought I replied to you here already. Thanks for sharing, sis! Glad you loved it 🙂

  • Chikay

    Mhel, tell ur brother those hot wings are THE BOMB! they are definitely BETTER than any Sport’s Bars and restaurants ive been to! OMG! ive been wanting to know how to make the sauce itself and i sure am glad to find ur bro’s recipe. thank u so so much! my husband loved it too!

    FYI mhel, jeff and i just had hot wings from HOOTERS hours before i read ur blog. their hot wings were OK. theres also another Sports Bar that jeff and i visits whenever we go to the beach coz their wings are very good, kinda similar to kenneth’s recipe and i was always curious how they make the sauce coz its spicy and at the same sweet. and i crave for it all the time. when i read ur blog, i kinda had the gut feeling that kenneth’s recipe might be the one so i tried it the next day and there it was … the sweet and spicy flavor ive been craving for months! u have no idea how u two made me the happiest cook/wife in the whole wide world. and believe it or not, my 3 year old had a piece too! LOL!!! sobrang maraming thank u! kalerkey!

    KENNETH hulog ka ng langit! aylabyuberimats na! LOL!

    • Hahahahah thank you so much for the feedback, Chikay! I think since he first made them, we’ve had it like 5 times already. I love, love, love his version of buffalo wings. And we’re glad you love it too 🙂

  • Roy

    Bookmarked this page for future reference 😉


  • Jeff Cathy08

    when i saw HONEY in the recipe, i thought, this might be the recipe ive been wanting to have. i will make this for tomorrow’s dinner and i will let u know how it went. (im already drooling by just looking at ur pictures! LOL!)

  • Jezzie_97

    Wow! Buffalo wings!! love it!! i will try your recipe.. 🙂
    you should try this recipe also.. 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing, Jezzie! Let us know how it went once you’ve tried it. 🙂

  • This is something unique food. And I’m astounded with the quality of the pictures, they’re very pleasurable to the eyes. I might include this blog for my list of top emerging influential blogs of 2011. Kudos.:-)

    Thanks for the recipe by the way. 🙂

    • Wow. Thank you so much, Nonoy! I mean, for the compliment on our photos. You should try this recipe! It’s soooo good! 🙂

      I do hope you’d consider including us in your Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011. 🙂

  • c5 @

    Kelan naman nagkaron ng wings ang kalabaw??? Anyway, you’re one of my Top 10 Emerging Influential Blog For 2011!

    • Hahaha nalokah ako sa comment na ‘to. Pero now lang ako ngreply. :))