Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch

October 21, 2019



So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch - So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

You guys know how much I love Game Day food. Just give me all the finger-licking goodness because you know I ain’t watching the game.

Nope, my eyes are glued to the ice cold beers and the sticky, glossy, super-saucy, honey buffalo wings, waiting to be dunked, smothered and fully swimming in that homemade Ranch.

Serve with celery sticks, extra beers and lots of napkins. They’ll come in handy!

Side note: You can, of course, use store-bought Ranch if you’re short on time but seriously, nothing beats the homemade version.

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch - So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch

So crispy, so sticky, so finger-licking amazing!!! Plus, the homemade Ranch? MIND BLOWN. Pass the beer, please!!!

appetizer

Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch

30 minutes55 minutes

Chungah Rhee

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, such as Cholula
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Ranch dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. To make the Ranch dipping sauce, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, dill, onion powder and garlic powder in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a wire rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil; set aside.
  3. Using paper towels, pat wings dry. In a large bowl, combine wings, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and baking powder.
  4. Place wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, combine tomato sauce, hot sauce, honey, butter, Worcestershire, onion powder and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, combine wings and half the tomato sauce mixture. Place wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake, turning once, until glossy and lightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in remaining tomato sauce mixture.
  7. Serve immediately with Ranch dipping sauce.