Indulge in the bold and vibrant flavors of Zesty Hot Buffalo Wings, a mouthwatering dish that combines the fiery kick of Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce with zesty lime and are guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering.
The combination of Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, tangy lime, and honey creates the perfect tangy spicy taste. These wings are perfect for those who appreciate a zesty and spicy twist to a classic favorite.
Why You'll Love Zesty Hot Buffalo Wings:
- Quick and Easy: Whip up this scrumptious dish in minutes using simple pantry ingredients for a hassle-free cooking experience.
- Fiery Flavor Explosion: Experience an explosion of flavors with the perfect blend of hot buffalo sauce, tangy lime, and honey.
- Perfect for every occasion: Whether you're hosting a party, a Shabbos meal. or simply craving a flavorful snack, these wings are a treat that fits any occasion.
Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, Lime (for juice and zest), Honey, Salt, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Chicken wings
- Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce: The star of the show, this sauce brings the perfect level of heat and flavor. If you're aiming to tone down the spiciness a notch, consider using regular Franks Buffalo Sauce instead of the hot variant.
- Lime: Both the juice and zest of the lime contribute a zesty and tangy element that elevates the overall flavor profile.
- Honey: A touch of honey adds a hint of sweetness that balances the heat and creates a well-rounded taste.
- Chicken Wings: The base of the dish, chicken wings provide the perfect canvas for the bold flavors of this sauce.
How to make Zesty Buffalo Wings Step-by-Step:
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
1: In a bowl, combine Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, lime juice, lime zest, honey, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
2: Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl and pour half of the sauce mixture over them. Reserve the other half of the sauce for later.
For optimal flavor, marinate the chicken wings either overnight or for 5-10 minutes if you're short on time.
3: Arrange the marinated wings on a baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350°F, or until they reach your preferred level of crispiness.
4: While the wings are baking, heat the reserved sauce mixture in a saucepan on medium heat until it bubbles (approximately 5 minutes) to meld the flavors.
5: Once the wings are baked, remove them from the oven and brush them with the remaining sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
Recipe Tips and Tricks:
- For a milder version, opt for Franks regular buffalo wing sauce and adjust the honey to ¼ cup and reduce the pepper to ¼ tsp.
- I use this extra hot Franks buffalo sauce
- Serve the wings with an array of dipping sauces for an added burst of taste. Consider options like garlic mayo, parve ranch dressing, or whip up your own signature dip.
- After applying the sauce, briefly place the wings on a cooling rack. This prevents excess sauce from pooling on the baking sheet and maintains the crispiness.
Zesty Hot Buffalo Wings Frequently Asked Questions
A: Absolutely! Simply modify the buffalo wing sauce quantity and balance the heat with honey and pepper.
A: You can try Drying the wings thoroughly before marinating and baking to help acheive a crispy skin. Pat them with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
Buffalo wings pair wonderfully with classic accompaniments like celery sticks and carrot slices. These wings are also fantastic with a side of creamy garlic mayo or parve ranch dressing for dipping.
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Zesty & Insanely Hot Buffalo Wings
- 1 pack of chicken wings 12 wings
- ½ Cup Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce
- Juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp
- ½ teaspoon lime Zest
- 3 tablespoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) to ensure it's ready for baking.
- In a bowl, combine the Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, lime juice, lime zest, honey, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Mix well to create a flavorful marinade.
- Place the chicken wings in bowl and pour half of the marinade over the wings, making sure each wing is coated. Reserve the remaining half of the sauce for later.
- For optimal flavor, marinate the chicken wings overnight in the refrigerator. If you're short on time, marinate for at least 5-10 minutes at room temperature.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Arrange the marinated chicken wings on the baking sheet, making sure they're not overcrowded.
- Place the chicken wings in the oven and bake the wings for 40-45 minutes, or until they reach your desired level of crispiness. You can turn the wings halfway through baking to ensure even cooking.
- While the wings are baking, pour the reserved half of the sauce into a saucepan. Heat the sauce over medium heat until it begins to bubble, stirring occasionally. This step helps meld the flavors together.
- Once the wings are fully baked and crispy, remove them from the oven. Using a pastry brush, generously brush the heated glaze over the baked wings, coating them with the zesty and tangy flavors.
- Allow the wings to cool for a few minutes before serving. This gives the flavors a chance to settle and intensify.