Baked Barbecue Buffalo Wings with Alabama White Sauce
Black Eye Pea Hummus + Buffalo Wings + Baby Back Ribs
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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3.2815535 (103 rated)
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Servings:
6

Two types of sauce — one that's spicy and one that's creamy — amp up the flavor in these baked chicken wings. 

Technique tip: Tossing the wings with baking powder makes the chicken skin extra crispy. 

Ingredients

  • Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

    • 1/4 cup white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons apple juice
    • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons ketchup
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Barbecue Buffalo Wing Sauce

    • 1/2 cup vinegar barbecue sauce (recipe above)
    • 1/4 cup hot sauce, preferably Frank's RedHot
    • 1/4 cup butter
  • Alabama White Sauce

    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1½ cups mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon apple juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon horseradish
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon all-purpose barbecue seasoning (optional)
  • Wings

    • 3 pounds jumbo party wings (about 3 dozen wings)
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 cup barbecue Buffalo wing sauce (recipe above)
    • 2 cups Alabama white sauce (recipe above)

Preparation

For the vinegar barbecue sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a nonreactive container and whisk to combine. Reserve until ready to use.

For the barbecue Buffalo wing sauce:

Melt butter over medium heat, then add remaining ingredients and whisk to emulsify. Transfer to an air-tight nonreactive container and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Alabama white sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to incorporate. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

For the wings:

Preheat your oven to 250°F. Remove wings from package and pat dry. In a large bowl, toss the wings with the salt and baking powder. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 250°F, then increase the temperature to  425°F and continue baking until wings are crispy and an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.  

Transfer the wings to a mixing bowl and toss with barbecue Buffalo sauce. Serve with the Alabama white sauce for dipping. 

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