Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Wings

Ok, time to fess up. If I was forced to choose my favorite wing sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings, spicy garlic would be it. The BW3 website says the sauce is ‘spicy and garlicky’ and that’s exactly what this copycat of the restaurant sauce is. Same great flavors, same great heat. Lick-your-fingers good.
I so love this spicy garlic wing sauce. It’s still Buffalo-sauce like, but with a nice twist making it just different enough but still familiar. The sauce keeps for a bit, so I didn’t hesitate to double the recipe. This sauce is good on grilled chicken or pork wings too.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Sauce
  • 1 cup Frank's RedHot sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg yolk (from a pasteurized egg)
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the oil, salt and pepper. Seal and toss to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
  4. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. Toss wings with sauce before serving.
For the Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Sauce
  1. Combine all but the yolk, water and cornstarch in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the egg yolk and water. Whisk in the cornstarch until dissolved.
  4. Slowly whisk the mixture into the saucepan.

Roasted Red Chile Wings

One of the things I love about being addicted to cooking and eating chicken wings is that 99 times out of 100, every new recipe I try is just absolutely fantastic. I dream about chicken wings. A lot. And these roasted red chile wings, well, they were crazy good and certainly dream-worthy. I love chile peppers for the pepper flavor. And although I also love spicy, my number one love is that great pepper flavor, and the roasted red chile jelly from Albukirky Seasonings brings that and then some without scary spiciness.The Albukirky Seasonings red chile BBQ rub (and also the green chile BBQ rub) has quickly become my go-to wing rub. It’s just perfect on wings (and other things, too, but I really, really enjoy it on wings). Combined with the red chile jelly (which I thinned just a bit) the roasted red chile wings made for a lunch that I won’t soon forget, but I will soon make again.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Roasted Red Chile Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place wings into a large resealable bag.
  2. Add the oil.
  3. Add the rub, to taste. Seal the bag, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours before cooking.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. If cooking on a grill, smoker or Big Easy, brush the wings with the jelly the last 5 minutes of cooking. If deep frying, toss the fried wings with the jelly just before serving.

Copycat Hooters Asian Wings

This copycat of the Asian wings from Hooters is beyond incredible. These are easily my favorite Asian-flavored wings. I could not possibly eat too many of them. I quickly regretted not making a bigger batch as they disappeared in minutes. The sauce is the boss here. It’s a bit sweet with a bit of soy flavor. Reduced to a thick glaze, the sauce is almost candy-like in texture. And like candy, it’s impossible to resist.
These copycat Hooters Asian wings are not spicy in any way, shape, or form. I’m usually a ‘hot’ hot wings guy, but these opened my eyes to wings with a sweeter inspiration. If you want your wings to have some kick, add dried red pepper flake or cayenne to the sauce as you reduce it down. I would not add hot sauce as it would change the color of the sauce.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Copycat Hooters Asian Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (don't be shy with the pepper)
For the Asian sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger (or use 1 teaspoon dried ginger)
Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the oil, salt and pepper. Seal and toss to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. Toss wings with sauce before serving.
For the sauce (start cooking when you start the wings)
  1. Combine ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring often, until the sauce forms a thick glaze, about 30 minutes.

Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo Wings

As much as I love blue cheese dressing for dipping my chicken wings, I don’t want it to  overwhelm my ‘delicate’ palate that I can’t taste the wings. So, I might’ve been a tad nervous when I cooked up a batch of wings and tossed them in some Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo wing sauce. Well, that first bite told me and told me quick that the sauce was about as perfect as you can get. Nice and thick, but not too thick, and packed with blue cheese flavor and a hint of spiciness. But not too much blue cheese flavor and not too much spiciness. Darn good eating, that’s for sure.
Moore's Blue Cheese Buffalo WingsYou can skip the Ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce for wings coated in Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo wing sauce. You don’t need anything except the wings, the sauce and a stack of paper towels. Also try Moore’s Creamy Ranch or Teriyaki wings.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Moore's Blue Cheese Buffalo Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the oil and rub, seal, and shake to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  4. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. When wings are done, transfer to a bowl and drizzle with the sauce. Toss to coat.
  6. Serve.

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Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings

I’m sitting here trying to describe how I felt when I devoured this copycat of the Buffalo wings from Applebee’s. It was more than love. It was an unstoppable obsession. An addiction. As soon as I was done eating I started to plan making them again. And again. So what makes them so different? It’s the addition of flour to what is a pretty typical Buffalo wing sauce. You wouldn’t think that it would make that big of a difference, but it helps the sauce stick to the wings. You don’t usually get that with Buffalo wings. They may be sauced, but a lot of that sauce ends up on your plate or shirt and not in your mouth.

There’s no such thing as making too many Applebee’s Buffalo wings or making them too often. No matter how you cook them, everyone will love them. I’ll end my thoughts there because I’m off to make another batch…

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Copycat Applebee's Buffalo Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Note: If you are baking the wings you can pour the sauce over the wings and then bake them or bake the wings first and then toss with the sauce.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded or saved for making chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
For the sauce
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle Louisiana hot sauce
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Place wings into a large resealable bag.
  2. Add the oil.
  3. Add the salt and pepper. Seal the bag, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours before cooking.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. While the wings are cooking, make the sauce (see below).
  7. Serve wings tossed in the sauce.
For the sauce
  1. Heat the hot sauce in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the butter and melt.
  3. Whisk in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and garlic powder.
  4. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Slowly whisk in the flour and continue simmering until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Reduce heat and keep sauce warm until ready to use.


Wild Wings Dipping Sauce

If it has blue cheese in it and Anita likes it, it’s not just good, it’s amazing. This wild wings dipping sauce has (you guessed it) tons of blue cheese in it but it has the perfect balance of that blue cheese funkiness, creaminess, and even a hint of smokiness. There was a whole lot of happy moaning as we dipped hot-off-the-grill buffalo wings into the sauce. It tamed the spicy wings perfectly.
This wild wings dipping sauce is also fantastic as a dip for chips or crackers, too, so make a big huge batch of it. And don’t be afraid to add more of the seasoning than I state below. It adds just a hint of smokiness and heat to the dipping sauce, but not much. It’s there, it just doesn’t jump out at you (unless you want it to).

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Wild Wings Dipping Sauce
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 1/2 cups
 
Note: This recipe makes enough sauce for 2 family packs of wings, which is usually 6-8 pounds
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir before using.

Carolina Wings

I’ve always been a fan of Carolina BBQ sauces. And although there are lots of variations from region-to-region, they all have vinegar in common. These Carolina wings packed that great vinegar punch, and then some. I found myself not able to get enough of the sauce on these wings. I’m quite sure I’ll end up using this exact recipe on more than wings.
These Carolina wings are a bit spicy, but they have the right amount of spiciness in my opinion. I like a little kick in just about everything I eat, but that doesn’t mean I need to be in pain and not able to taste my meal. The balance between the heat and sweetness is necessary, and the sauce on these wings has achieved that balance spot-on. It’s fantastic stuff.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Carolina Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded or saved for making chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Carolina wing sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (or substituted 2 teaspoons dried chipotle powder)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Place wings into a large resealable bag.
  2. Add the oil.
  3. Add the salt and pepper. Seal the bag, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours before cooking.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. While the wings are cooking, make the sauce by whisking together all ingredients.
  7. Serve wings tossed in the sauce.

Anchonero Hot BBQ Wings

One of the best things I love about chicken wings is that there isn’t just one perfect combination of rub and sauce. There are an infinite number of great wings, and these Anchonero Hot BBQ wings are just another example of a perfect combination of a spicy southwestern rub and sauce. A little heat and a little sweet, you’d think I hadn’t eaten in a month when I devoured these wings. ‘Anchonero’  is a combination of ancho (a wonderful mild pepper, a dried poblano) and habenero (a pretty darned spicy pepper!) chiles. You get great chile pepper flavor in every bite, that’s for sure. I found the spice level to be great, not too hot but definitely not mild either.
The Anchonero rub and BBQ sauce i used on these wings comes from AlbuKirky Seasonings, in yep, you guessed it, Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have lots of southwestern-flavored rubs and sauces and jellies. Check them out, you’ll love them all!

I cooked these wings on my Weber Jumbo Joe using the Vortex insert but you can use a deep fryer, oven, gas grill, Char-Broil Big Easy, or whatever you prefer!

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Anchonero Hot BBQ Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6-8 Servings
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place wings into a large resealable bag.
  2. Add the oil.
  3. Add the rub. Seal the bag, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours before cooking.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. When done, place wings in a large bowl and add sauce. Toss to coat.