By Erin Brighton, CampBrighton.com
Hello, football season! If you are planning on doing any tailgating this football season, you are going to need some easy, delicious tailgating recipes. These crispy baked buffalo wings are going to rock your world just in time for football season! Crispy baked buffalo wings are good for tailgating or enjoying on your couch. And, the best part is that they are gluten-free.
Ever since I can remember, my dad has been baking chicken wings almost every Sunday during football season. They are such a treat! Growing up in Massachusetts, Sunday meant Patriots football. However, in college, I met a boy from New Jersey so I grew to love his Philadelphia Eagles. (At least he didn’t cheer for the Jets … that might have been a dealbreaker.)
Now that we have five kids in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have had the opportunity to cheer for the Panthers and watch them make it to the Super Bowl. Basically, I now have approximately three opportunities per weekend for 17 weekends to find an excuse to whip up some fun football foodie recipes.
These crispy baked buffalo wings are a family favorite. I usually bake two pans of wings and make one pan buffalo wings and keep the other pan plain. I learned my buffalo wing secrets from the cook at a bar I used to waitress at in Boston. I served A LOT of buffalo wings at work and I loved to watch Paul fry up the wings, shake them in his designated “wing pan” and see beautiful crispy wings magically appear on the plate. Add some celery and bleu cheese dressing and you’ve got yourself one of the best possible football pre-game snacks.
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
5 lbs chicken wings , wing tips cut off, separated
1 cup gluten-free seasoned bread crumbs (Ian’s)
1/4 c gluten-free flour
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce
Prepare chicken wings or buy them prepared. Remove wing tip and separate each wing into two pieces.
Combine flour, breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper.
Using a large bowl or large gallon bag, toss the chicken wings in the breadcrumb mixture.
Line 2 cookie pans with foil and spray with non stick cookie spray.
Gently place each wing on the foil. Leave a little space between each wing.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cook for 60 minutes. Remove from oven.
Combine butter and hot sauce in a large saucepan or deep frying pan. Melt, stir.
Add 1/2 the cooked wings into the pan. Shake to coat evenly. Remove from sauce.
Serve with bleu cheese and crispy veggies!