Classic Deep Fried Buffalo Wings

Restaurant style deep fried buffalo wings made in the comfort of your home!

How to make traditional deep fried buffalo wings at home! A restaurant favorite in the comfort of your kitchen.

Ingredients and tools you’ll need:

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  • 2 pounds chicken wings, patted dry
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 tablespoons hot sauce (Frank’s or Texas Pete)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • Oil for deep frying (I like peanut oil for this, but vegetable oil works too!)
  • A deep fryer. (I love this one for how easy it is to clean and to re-use the oil.)

???? Frugal tip

Frozen chicken wings are a great deal at Costco. They come split into two pieces already and they are flash frozen so you can pull just what you need out of the freezer.

What if I don’t have a deep fryer?

You can deep fry in a Dutch Oven. Make sure you pour enough oil so that your food can float freely. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature of your oil. And be careful!

Step by step deep fried buffalo wings

grid of wings being cooked, buffalo sauce on stovetop, and wings being tossed in sauce

It’s amazing how easily this comes together. The hardest part, by far, is setting up the deep fryer. Once that’s up, the hardest part is over.

Set the temperature on the deep fryer to 370.

While the oil is heating, prepared the chicken wings. Split them into two pieces if you bought them as whole wings. Pat them dry and season with salt and pepper.

When the frying oil comes up to temperature, lay the wings in a single layer in the basket so they can float freely in the oil. You will most likely need to fry them in batches, unless your deep fryer basket is very large. Carefully lower the basket and deep fry for 12 minutes, until lightly golden brown and cooked through.

Remove the wings to a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet while you cook the remaining wings.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by melting the butter and hot sauce together in a medium saucepan.

When the wings are cooked, toss them in the buffalo sauce and serve immediately. They are delicious with blue cheese dressing and fresh celery.

What to serve with these?

Buffalo wings make a great appetizer to serve before any meal. You can also add more appetizers and make a whole meal out of them!

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Classic Deep Fried Buffalo Wings

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Restaurant style deep fried buffalo wings made in the comfort of your home!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins
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  • 2 pounds chicken wings split into drumsticks and wingettes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 tablespoons hot sauce Frank’s or Texas Pete
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  • Heat the oil in your deep fryer to 370 degrees.  
  • Pat the wings dry and season with salt and pepper.   Place them in a single layer in the deep fryer basket and fry for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and cooked though.  Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Prepare the sauce by combining the butter and hot sauce in a medium saucepan.  Heat over medium low and stir until the butter in melted and the sauce is well combined.
  • Toss the cooked wings into the buffalo sauce and serve immediately.


Buffalo wings reheat very well, so make extra if you want leftovers.
This recipe will serve four as an appetizer or two as a main course.


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1257mg | Potassium: 499mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep fried buffalo wings, how to deep fry wings, restaurant style wings
Servings: 2 dozen wings
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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This recipe will delight even the pickiest eaters!

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By on April 20th, 2020

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