Baked Chicken Wings with Mild and Spicy Sauce

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Crispy buffalo chicken wings are easy to make at home and perfect for the Big Game! Skip the oil and fryer and make amazing baked chicken wings that rival your favorite restaurants with your choice of homemade mild or spicy wing sauce.

homemade Baked Chicken Wings with Mild Sauce

Who is ready for the big game? To be honest, I am more excited about the halftime show. Two spicy Latinas on stage – JLo and Shakira. It’s going to be epic!       

And speaking of spicy…I can never resist spicy chicken wings – they are like nachos, I just can’t say no to them. When I have the craving for chicken wings, I have to run to buy or make some.

frozen wings to make Baked Chicken Wings with Mild and Spicy Sauce

This recipe for baked chicken wings is super convenient because all you need is Kroger bone-in chicken party wings, hot sauce, butter, and a dash of worcestershire sauce. That’s it!

mason jar filled with homemade Mild Sauce for Baked Chicken Wings

This convenient and easy recipe is key to keeping the focus on the game, (half time show or commercials) and not on any stress that may come from being the ultimate “super” host.

Kroger has all your favorite, ready-to-eat party foods that your guests can enjoy during the Big Game!

mason jars filled with Mild and Spicy Sauce for Baked Chicken Wings

And because my theme is spicy! Let’s have some fun with a mild and spicy wing sauce – Mild for Weaklings and Fuego Hot Sauce.

How to Make Restaurant-Style Buffalo Wing Sauce

Melt some butter in a saucepan and then stir in hot sauce. I selected Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce which is readily available at King Soopers for a Latin twist, but if you’d like to try a traditional hot sauce use Frank’s Red Hot.

super bowl spread with Baked Chicken Wings

Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce (Mild for Weaklings)

This buffalo wing sauce recipe is mild. It’s the easiest and best sauce and made with only 3-ingredients.

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce or Franks Red Hot
  • Dashworcestershire sauce

mortar with Chile and garlic to make spicy sauce for chicken wings

Spicy Buffalo Wing Sauce (Fuego Hot Sauce)

This buffalo wing sauce is similar to the mild sauce, but made with less butter and more hot sauce, plus the addition of a couple of toasted garlic cloves, chile de arbol peppers, and fresh lime juice. This can be made spicier to suit your spice tolerance.

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 14 ounces Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce or Franks Red Hot
  • Dashworcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 to 3 chiles de arbol
  • 1 lime wedge

recipe for Fuego Hot Sauce for chicken wings

How to Store Homemade Buffalo Sauce

If you have leftover sauce, keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. The sauce will thicken in the refrigerator. Reheat for about 30 seconds in the microwave or slowly on the stove over a low burner.

chicken wings platter with sauces celery and carrots

Need more game day dishes? Try these appetizers:

Baked Chicken Wings with Mild and Spicy Sauce

Crispy buffalo chicken wings are easy to make at home and perfect for the Big Game! Skip the oil and fryer and make amazing baked chicken wings that rival your favorite restaurants with your choice of homemade mild or spicy wing sauce. 
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Ingredients

Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce (Mild for Weaklings)

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce or Franks Red Hot
  • dash worcestershire sauce

Spicy Buffalo Wing Sauce (Fuego Hot Sauce)

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 14 ounces Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce or Franks Red Hot
  • dash worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 chiles de arbol
  • 1 lime wedge

Chicken Party Wings

  • 4 pounds bone in, skin on frozen wings, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

Instructions

Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce (Mild for Weaklings)

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  • Add hot sauce and worcestershire sauce. Whisk to combine.

Spicy Buffalo Wing Sauce (Fuego Hot Sauce)

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  • Add hot sauce and worcestershire sauce. Whisk to combine.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add chiles and toast for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly so chiles are fried well and change color.
  • Add garlic and fry for 2 minutes, again stirring constantly.
  • Transfer fried ingredients to a mortar and pestle and drizzle with fresh lime juice add grind into a paste and add to sauce.

Chicken Party Wings

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Arrange thawed wings on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Combine kosher salt and smoked paprika in a small bowl and sprinkle over wings.
  • Baste wings with mild sauce and bake for 40 minutes, turning wings and basting again halfway through cooking.
  • Cook until juices run clear to an internal temperature at 180 degrees F.
  • Broil wings for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Serve wings with mild and spicy wing sauce, ranch or blue cheese dip, carrots, and celery.

Notes

  • Refrigerate any leftover wings and sauce.
  • Leftover sauce can be refrigerated for up to three days. The sauce will thicken in the refrigerator. Reheat for about 30 seconds in the microwave or slowly on the stove over a low burner.

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 2709mg, Potassium: 281mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1559IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 2mg

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Photography by Jenna Sparks