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Baked Barbecue Buffalo Wings with Alabama White Sauce

COOK TIME
1 hr
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(109)
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COOK TIME
1 hr
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(109)

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
  • 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)
  • Chef notes

    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. 

    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.