Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Wings

If you want hot, I’ve got you covered! While these Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Wings pack a ton of heat, they also pack a lot of flavor. Seasoned and baked chicken wings (that are very tasty on their own) get a flaming hot bath in an extra spicy homemade buffalo wing sauce.

platter of buffalo hot wings

There is just something about buffalo wings, AKA hot wings. They are synonymous with game days, and if you’re throwing a gathering, you can never go wrong by whipping up a batch. Everyone loves them whether they are eating them baked or fried, enjoyed “naked” or dipped in their favorite ranch or blue cheese sauce.

For these buffalo wings, I wanted to make sure they represented those who enjoy their wings on the spicy side. These are not for the faint at heart. Now, I’m not saying they are too spicy to eat, but you’re in the right place if you are looking for a kick.

Ingredients you’ll need:

hot wing ingredients
  • I typically like to purchase whole chicken wings and separate them into three pieces: the wingette, the drumette, and the wing tip. (I’ll give you a few tips on how to do this below.) Using fresh chicken results in juicier wings, so learning how to cut them yourself is time well spent.
  • You’ll season your chicken with garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, black pepper, and Himalayan salt.
  • Tossing them in olive oil will help the seasoning stick to the chicken better and help create a crispy wing.
  • For the wing sauce, you combine sriracha sauce, Louisiana hot sauce, organic ketchup, melted butter, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, red cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and Himalayan salt.

How to Make Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings:

  • This is a simple recipe to pull together, and it all begins with the seasoning.
  • In a small bowl, add smoked paprika, oregano, black pepper, Himalayan salt, and garlic powder. Season your cut chicken drums and flats with the seasonings (see tips below on how to cut whole chicken wings). Toss them in olive oil.
  • Bake your chicken at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then flip them over and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Work on your sauce while the wings are baking in the oven.
  • In a small cooking pot, add all wing sauce ingredients and cook on low to medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Using a large bowl, drench your baked chicken wings in the homemade wing sauce and give them a toss.
  • Grab ranch dressing or blue cheese and dip away!
spicy baked buffalo chicken wings

Tips when cutting your chicken wings:

  • Before cutting, locate the joints where the drummette, wingette (also known as the “flat”), and wing tips (also known as the “flapper”) meet. There will be a joint between the drumette and wingette and another joint between the wingette and the wing tip.
  • The joint is the best place to cut the three pieces apart. This cartilage sits between the bones and is much easier to cut than cutting the bones themselves. Plus, you won’t chop into the meat and ruin your wings.
  • You can use the heel of a sharp knife or large kitchen scissors to cut into the cartilage.
  • You won’t need the wing tip for this recipe; you could freeze and save them to make chicken stock at a later date.
dipping hot wing into ranch sauce

I think we can all agree that buffalo chicken wings can be a part of the daily diet. The spicy seasonings, along with the buffalo sauce, can become a dangerous and addictive combination.

hot buffalo chicken wings with a side of ranch dressing and celery sticks

If you love hot buffalo wings, you will enjoy this recipe for any game day. And these are baked, so they are a little healthier than the fried ones. 🙂

And don’t miss the recipe for my Simply Fried Chicken Wings!

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platter of buffalo hot wings

Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Wings

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5 from 11 reviews

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


These Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Wings pack a ton of heat and a lot of flavor! Baked chicken wings get a spicy bath in a homemade buffalo sauce.


Units Scale
  • 3 lb. Whole Chicken Wings
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan Salt

For the Wing Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Organic Ketchup
  • 6 tbsp. Melted Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each chicken wing at the joints to separate the drums and flats and discarding the wing tips. 
  3. In a small bowl, add smoked paprika, oregano, black pepper, Himalayan salt, and garlic powder. Season your cut chicken with the seasonings, then toss in olive oil.
  4. Bake your chicken at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then flip them over and cook for additional 20 minutes.
  5. In a small cooking pot, add all sauce ingredients and cook on low to medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  6. Add baked chicken wings in a large bowl and toss with wing sauce. Coat well.


Serve with celery, carrots, ranch, or blue cheese dressing.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Fat: 19.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 35.4g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg

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  1. This is fire man. Love the tip of using the whole wing and splitting it up. Super simple but something I’ve always thought was too hard 😅.

    I noticed the wings taste amazing when they come out but don’t get as crispy as I want. Would the recipe still be the same if I popped them in an air fryer? Or would I need to add more/less seasoning? Thanks man!

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Thanks, Zack! An air fryer would work just fine. Just prepare them as you would in the air fryer to get the texture/crispiness you want (keep the seasonings the same), then make the sauce per the instructions.

  2. Flaming hot is right. These wings burned so good!

  3. This sauce had the perfect amount of heat for me! I’ve been looking for a good hot wings recipe and I’m so glad I found this one! Thank you!

  4. These buffalo chicken wings were a hit in my home for dinner last night! Not only were they the perfect level of spiciness, but they were so flavorful too! Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. The beautiful balance that the sau e of these wings had waa perfect! The heat was right, the seasoning was right, the tender flavor was right!!! Loved this so much

  6. The sauce on these wings is absolutely amazing! They were spicy, but not so spicy the kids couldn’t enjoy them. I am going to double up on the batch I make next time, because they got ate super quick!

  7. I have a severe weakness for hot wings and this recipe sounds absolutely amazing! I’ve loved all of your recipes so far so I know this one won’t disappoint! Picking up the ingredients today!

  8. Cat William says:

    I love Buffalo wings! This sriracha sauce really gave this recipe a nice flavor. I enjoyed these wings down to the last one. And you’re right, they packed a punch, but it wasn’t overwhelming

  9. My motto is “the hotter, the better” so I knew I would enjoy these wings. But I wasn’t expecting how rich the sauce would be – I’m addicted!

  10. Many thanks for sharing this hot wings recipe. I love some good spice. This sounds really perfect. I am looking forward to making them myself.

  11. I don’t even care that my ulcer kept me up all night these wings were FIRE in the best sense of the word. Though, as a loyal flats-person, I left the drumettes to my husband.