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Not Just Another Buffalo Wing Recipe

May 20, 2019

A fresh, healthy twist on traditional Buffalo chicken wings! Baked instead of fried, made with organic chicken, and lower in calories & fat than regular wings. 

I love making buffalo wings and my husband loves eating them while watching football.  I actually got inspired to make healthier but crispier wings during our first Super Bowl together 11 years ago in our cozy Jersey City apartment.  Years later I am still making them for my kids too.  It’s become a family favorite.

Wings are actually really quick, easy and affordable. Recently, I bought 2 lbs. organic chicken wings, served it with baked sweet potato fries and broccoli and it fed my family of 5 for $10.00!

After doing a Whole 30 Program, I had lots of Frank’s Red Hot sauce at home. It’s one of the only compliant hot sauces out there, and it tastes so good on just about anything. I wanted to add brightness to this sauce though (I know that sounds cheffy right?). And since citrus is in season, the combo of fresh orange juice, ghee, and Frank’s Red Hot sounded really good to me.

Unique Buffalo Chicken Wings | Wannabee Chef


Not Just Another Buffalo Wing Recipe

  • Author: Chef Rama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


2 lbs. organic chicken wings

1/4 cup Franks RedHot sauce (Original)

2 oranges, juiced or 1/4 cup of orange juice

1 tsp. local raw honey

1/8 cup ghee




Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Toss wings in salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of ghee and spread out in a single layer.

Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy for 30-35 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk remaining ghee, orange juice, franks, and honey. Once you remove the wings place them in the bowl with sauce and toss them immediately. Serve them to your very hungry family!

Unique Buffalo Chicken Wings | Wannabee Chef

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