Buffalo Wings

A spicy marinade and a blue cheese dip make these buffalo chicken wings a standout snack.

Buffalo Wings
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Broil Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 12 chicken wings (about 2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

  • 3 tablespoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 2 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Celery sticks (optional)

Blue Cheese Dip

  • ½ cup dairy sour cream

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wings at joints to form 24 pieces. Place chicken wing pieces in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.

  2. For marinade, stir together melted butter, hot pepper sauce, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper. Pour over chicken wings; seal bag. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Drain; discard marinade.

  3. Place the chicken wing pieces on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn chicken wings. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Serve with Blue Cheese Dip and, if desired, celery sticks. Makes 12 appetizer servings.

Blue Cheese Dip

  1. In a blender or food processor combine dairy sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, crumbled blue cheese, white wine vinegar or white vinegar, and garlic, minced. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. If desired, top with additional crumbled blue cheese before serving. Makes 1-1/4 cups.

Low-Fat Blue Cheese Dip

Prepare as above, except substitute fat-free dairy sour cream and fat-free mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing for the regular sour cream and mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
19g Fat
1g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 108mg 2%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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