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Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 8
Appetizer
American

Ingredients
  

Baked Buffalo Wings

  • 6 lbs chicken wings tips discarded, separated at joint into 2 pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 tbsp 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce such as Franks RedHot
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional

Blue Cheese Dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 125 g/4.5 ounces blue cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced green onion from about 2 thin stalks
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread wings out over two large baking sheets, avoiding overlap (or else the wings will steam, rather than crisp up!). Season well with salt and pepper; bake about 40 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Melt butter over medium heat. Add hot sauce and cayenne, if desired (taste first, then add cayenne to your heat preference).
  • Transfer wings to a large bowl and toss with sauce.
  • To make dip, simply whisk together all ingredients.  Leftover dip may be refrigerated for two weeks.