Buffalo Wings is synonymous with Super Bowl parties | Food and cooking

Americans are expected to eat 1.42 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl LVI, according to the 2022 Wing Report from the National Chicken Council.

With the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams ready to face off next Sunday, I set out on a mission to find a delicious Buffalo wing baked instead of fried. There are some who will say that it is sacrilegious to even consider making non-fried wings. But I hate mess and extra calories and don’t own an air fryer.

The solution is one simple ingredient you likely already have in your pantry: baking powder (not baking soda).

Simply coat the chicken wings with baking powder and some seasoning and bake on a wire rack to remove the excess fat. They will cook for 45 minutes to make sure the skin is good and crunchy.

Once baked, mix with the sauce. The meat is tender and delicious. To top it off, serve it alongside our homemade blue cheese sauce.

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Enjoy dining and cheering for your favorite team this coming weekend.







Buffalo wings baked with blue cheese sauce


Kelly Cruz / World Herald


Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

4 pounds party-style chicken wings or whole chicken wings, cut in half crosswise

4 teaspoons baking powder (not baking soda)

Half a teaspoon of garlic powder

1/4 cup of hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

4 tablespoons melted butter

Celery sticks and blue cheese, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 400°F, line a tray with tin foil and place a secure, non-stick rack on top of the skillet.

2. Trim off any pieces of leather hanging from the wing pieces and dry them with a paper towel. Place the wing pieces in a large bowl.

3. In a small bowl, mix the baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

4. Stir the chicken until evenly coated with the baking powder and spices.

5. Lay the wing pieces on the rack in a single layer.

6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until wings are golden and crispy.

7. In a small bowl, whisk together hot sauce, melted butter, and honey.

8. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss to coat evenly.

9. Served with celery sticks and blue cheese (or ranch).

Adapted from dinner atthezoo.com







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Buffalo wings baked with blue cheese sauce


Kelly Cruz, World Herald


Homemade chunky blue cheese sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Half a teaspoon of garlic powder

Half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup crumbled blue cheese

1. Using a whisk, mix all ingredients together except for the blue cheese. Mix well.

2. Switch to the spoon, fold in the crumbled blue cheese and mix well.

Adapted from highlandsranchfoodie.com

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