Crispy Baked Whole30 Buffalo Wings

A Healthier Twist for Game Day!


Are you ready to elevate your Super Bowl Sunday with the best Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings? Forget the deep fryer; our fail-proof method and a secret pantry ingredient will have you enjoying these mouthwatering wings without the guilt. Whether it’s game day or just a craving for some delicious chicken wings, this recipe is sure to be a show-stopping appetizer.


Why These Buffalo Wings Are a Game-Changer


At the heart of our recipe is the commitment to creating healthier versions of beloved comfort foods. These Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings cater to various diets and preferences, making them a versatile choice for everyone. Here’s why they stand out:


Buffalo Wings Diet-Friendly Options


  • Gluten-Free: Skip the batter and breading to enjoy naturally gluten-free wings.
  • Dairy-Free: Indulge in the Buffalo Sauce without worrying about dairy – we’ve got a coconut oil alternative.
  • Whole30: Yes, you can relish crispy Buffalo wings while on Whole30; just follow our simple swap for compliant baking powder.
  • Paleo & Grain-Free: Our recipe ticks these boxes too – no compromises on flavor.
  • Egg-Free: No batter or breading means no eggs necessary, catering to egg-free preferences.


Cooking Tips & Substitutions


  • Paleo & Whole30 Compatibility: Substitute 1 teaspoon baking soda + 2 teaspoons cream of tartar for the 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
  • Dairy-Free Buffalo Sauce: Replace ghee or butter with an equal amount of coconut oil.


Ingredients You’ll Need


For The Wings:

  • 3 lbs. chicken wings, ‘flats’ and ‘drummies’ (About 36 pieces; thawed if frozen, then drained and patted dry)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder (NOT BAKING SODA) – Whole30 substitute: 1 tsp. baking soda + 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. salt


For The Sauce:

  • ⅓ cup ghee or butter* (use coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional; adds more heat)


Cooking Instructions


  • Preheat & Prepare: Set the oven to 250℉. Line a baking sheet, placing a rack on it.
  • Coat Wings: Toss chicken wings in a mix of baking powder and salt.
  • Bake First Round: Cook at 250℉ for 30 minutes.
  • Increase Temperature: After 30 minutes, raise the temperature to 425℉ and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Final Crisping: Rotate the pan and bake for another 20 minutes until crispy and lightly browned.


Preparing the Sauce:


  • Combine Ingredients: In a saucepan, mix ghee, hot pepper sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and cayenne.
  • Whisk & Drizzle: Once melted, whisk and drizzle ½ of the Buffalo sauce over cooked wings. Toss to coat.


Serving Suggestions:


  • Save remaining sauce for another use or serve with wings.
  • Consider pairing with Ranch Dressing for extra dipping pleasure.


Kitchen Equipment


  • Baking sheet with a rack
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Foil
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Shallow container (for tossing wings)


Storing Buffalo Wings Leftovers


If, by some miracle, you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, use the oven for a few minutes to maintain that crispy texture.




Can I make these wings in advance?

Absolutely! Prepare the wings and sauce separately, then toss them together just before serving to retain maximum crispiness.


Can I use a different hot sauce?

Certainly! Experiment with your preferred hot sauce to customize the spice level to your liking.


How do I make the wings spicier?

Increase the cayenne pepper or add a dash of your favorite hot sauce to the Buffalo sauce.


These Crispy Baked Whole30 Buffalo Wings are not just for Super Bowl Sunday – they’re a game-changer for any occasion. Share this recipe with your friends and family to spread the joy of guilt-free indulgence. Subscribe to our blog for more exciting, healthy recipes that make every meal a celebration!

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