Buffalo Hot wings are a favorite for my hubby. The hotter the better. Anything hot and spicy is a go for him. I want to keep my taste buds, so I prefer the cooler side to hot and spicy foods. These wings were a hit for us, Anita at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen indicates they serve 4-6 people, not in this house last night for dinner, Dickie and I finished off the platter! I served them with a side of Ranch dressing for dipping and celery sticks. They offer a wonderful flavor, have a nice kick to them but not overly hot. My lips are still attached. This recipe will be a keeper for me. I will surely make these again and again. So Anita, thank you very much for this recipe. Go check her out, Anita has a nice blog and that she offers many recipes.
Buffalo Hot Wings
3 pounds of chicken wings
2 (.60 ounce) envelopes of Italian salad dressing mix, divided
1 stick of butter, melted
1/2 to 3/4 cups of hot sauce (I used 3/4 cups Frank's Red hot original)
2 Tbsp lemon juicel
1/2 tsp dried basil
Ranch dressing for dipping and cut celery sticks
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray the foil with non stick cooking spray.
Cut off wingtips, and discard. Place 1 package of the Italian salad dressing mix in a large plastic bag, add the wings and shake to coat each chicken piece. Place the wings in a single layer on the prepared foil and bake for 25 minutes or until browned. Remove the pan from the oven and reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
In a small saucepan add the butter ,and stir over medium heat until melted then add the hot sauce, lemon juice, package of the Italian dressing mix and the dried basil and mix. Pour this mixture over the wings and coat each with a pastry brush if needed. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve with Ranch dressing and celery sticks.