Spicy Baked Hot Wings

Spicy Baked Hot Wings

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
454 Calories
28g Fat
9g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 454
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 677mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 40g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These hot and spicy chicken wings are baked to perfection with a seasoned coating, then they're tossed with a homemade hot sauce mixture, similar to Buffalo wing sauce.

For even hotter wings, add extra cayenne pepper to the sauce mixture.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's)
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (dark or light, packed)
  • 3 to 3 1/2 pounds chicken wings (about 15 whole wings)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

    Spicy Baked Hot Wings ingredients

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  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with nonstick spray. Or, use a nonstick foil to line the pan.

    greased aluminum foil lined baking sheet

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  3. Combine the butter, hot sauce, Tabasco, vinegar, and brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until butter is melted. Remove from heat.

    butter, hot sauce, Tabasco, vinegar, and brown sugar in a saucepan

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  4. Cut wing tips off with kitchen shears or a very sharp chef's knife and discard. Cut the wings at the joint.

    chicken wings cut apart

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  5. Toss the wings in a bowl with about 3 tablespoons of the hot sauce mixture. Set the remaining hot sauce mixture aside.

    chicken wings and hot sauce in a bowl

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  6. Combine the flour, cayenne, black pepper, and salt in a food storage bag or bowl. Toss the chicken wing pieces in the flour mixture, a few at a time, until lightly coated.

    Combine the flour, cayenne, black pepper, and salt in a food storage bag, and toss chicken wings in the mixture

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  7. Arrange the wings on the foil-lined baking sheet. Bake the chicken wings for 20 minutes.

    chicken wings on a baking sheet

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  8. Turn the wings over and cook for 20 minutes longer.

    chicken wings on a baking sheet

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  9. Put the chicken wings in a bowl if serving right away, or put in a slow cooker to keep warm if serving as a party snack. Add the sauce, toss to coat, and serve hot immediately or keep warm in the slow cooker.

    chicken wings in a crockpot

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  10. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing, or another dip, such as chipotle mayonnaise or spicy chili mayonnaise.

    Spicy Baked Hot Wings on a plate, served with celery and sauce

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