Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Wings

I love any restaurant, chain or not, that serves chicken wings. I have my favorites for sure, and Buffalo Wild Wings is one of them. BW3s Parmesan garlic wing sauce is to die for. It’s creamy, a little nutty thanks to the Parmesan cheese, and definitely packed with garlic. This copycat of the chain sauce is spot-on crazy good. I absolutely could not stop eating it. So much so that I made wings covered in the Parmesan garlic sauce two days in a row. Is that wrong?

I say without hesitation that you should double the amount of sauce. It’s not so much that you need to drown the wings in it, no. It’s because it’s good on sandwiches and subs too. Crazy garlicky good.

Also try my copycat of BW3s spicy garlic wing 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 Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Note: Make the sauce a day ahead so that the flavors get time to 'get happy'.
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 sauce
  • 1 medium head garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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 sauce
  1. Heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Cut the bottom of the head of the garlic off. Drizzle with just a bit of oil then wrap in foil. Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until softened.
  3. Remove the garlic from the foil and let cool slightly. Squeeze the head to extract the garlic cloves. Transfer to a blender or small food chopper.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Pulse a few times until smooth and the garlic has been chopped.
  6. Refrigerate overnight before using.

Meijer Medium Buffalo Wing Sauce

This right here is yet another example of why you should not poo-poo generic wing sauces. I absolutely love all of the Meijer wing sauces. Meijer’s Medium Buffalo wing sauce is lightly spicy, has that great Buffalo wing flavor, and has the perfect consistency. And consistency is important. Too many less-expensive sauces are watery. You end up with 10 times as much sauce on your plate as you do on your wings. That’s not why you made wings. You want them covered in sauce, not swimming in sauce soup.
Here in Indy at least, Meijer’s wing sauces are all under $3 for a 12 ounce bottle. That’s a really good price, and I often find them on sale for $2.80 or even less. That’s back-up-the-truck and load-up-on-wing sauce time for me. You can’t beat the price or the flavor. And they’re all-natural too boot!

Also check out Meijer’s Sweet Chili wing sauce. It’s darned good 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.

Meijer Medium Buffalo Wing Sauce
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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
  • Meijer Buffalo wing sauce, to taste
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.

Cajun Power Garlic Sauce Wings

I’ve been a huge fan of Cajun Power garlic sauce for years. It is one of the star components of Fat Johnny’s Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce, a remoulade sauce that is the bomb on just about anything you can think of. I seriously don’t know why I waited so long to use it as both a chicken wing marinade and sauce. I loved these wings. Seasoned perfectly. A little garlicky. Nice and rich and super yummy.
You can’t put enough Cajun Power garlic sauce on your cooked wings. I’ve tried and it’s not possible. It’s also great for dipping wings instead of your usual cooling dips like blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Cajun Power also makes a spicy version of their garlic sauce. Perfect for your friends (like me) that prefer their wings nice and hot!

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.

Cajun Power Garlic Sauce Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add enough Cajun Power Garlic sauce to coat well. Seal and toss to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
  4. Remove wings from container and shake off any excess sauce.
  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. Toss wings with more sauce before serving.

Dragon Fire Wings

Sweet heat. And then some. I should’ve known I’d love these Dragon Fire wings so much that I would want more. Such a simple sauce but oh so addicting. Don’t let the sweetness of that first bite fool you. There’s heat coming and it’s coming fast. No question about it, Dragon Fire is easily one of my favorite wings of all time.
I used apricot preserves to make the Dragon Fire sauce. Peach would also work just fine. You can also substitute for the Sriracha sauce. Any good hot sauce or even Buffalo wing sauce would work just as well. You’ll want something to cool you off a bit, so try dipping your wings in my Wild Wings dipping sauce.

Also try my Detroit hot honey wings. They’re yummy!

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.

Dragon Fire 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
  • Fire Eater rub, to taste
For the sauce
  • 1 cup apricot or peach preserves
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha hot sauce
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. While the wings are cooking, make the sauce (see below).
  7. Serve wings tossed in the sauce.
For the sauce
  1. Combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Yowsa. Somebody needs to open a gallery of chicken wing pictures. A picture of these Detroit hot honey wings would be right by the entrance. Under heavy guard. I loved them more than I ever thought I would. They’re almost like your standard Buffalo wings with one very obvious addition: sweet honey. Oh, and cayenne. Sweet heat, exactly what you’re searching for in a great wing.
You can add more cayenne pepper to the wings as they marinade if you like, but I leaned towards more sweet than heat when I made Detroit hot honey wings. The sauce is so great you could eat it by itself. I think it might also make for a great ham glaze too. And it would also make for a great sauce over roasted or grilled chicken.

If you like your wings with a little heat and a little sweet, also try my Spicy Honey wings or Dragon Fire 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.

Detroit Hot Honey Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Note: If you like your wings nice and saucy, double the sauce recipe. You won't be sorry that you did.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded or saved for making chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon (or more, to taste) cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Place wings into a large resealable bag.
  2. Add the oil.
  3. Add the cayenne, 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. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the honey and butter.
  3. Reduce heat and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

Ramen-Seasoned Wings with Peanut Dipping Sauce

I’ve come across recipes for Ramen-crusted chicken wings on the internet, but never really got into the idea. But I did get into the idea of dusting some mighty fine cooked wings with Ramen seasoning and serving them with an out-of-this-world peanut dipping sauce. And I didn’t leave off the Ramen noodles, nope! A quick fry in a pan with a little oil, and boom! Crunchy Ramen wing topping!
If you really love Ramen seasoning don’t be afraid to double the amount of seasoning used. I always have Ramen seasoning on hand because I like to crunch up the noodles and fry them for topping salads or in my Oriental Ramen broccoli cole slaw.

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.

Ramen-Seasoned Wings with Peanut Dipping Sauce
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
For the wings
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3-4 packets Ramen seasoning (or more if desired)
For the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Instructions
For the wings
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the oil and Ramen seasoning. Seal and shake 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. When wings are done serve with peanut dipping sauce on the side.
For the sauce
  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  4. Reduce heat and keep warm until ready to use.

Buffalo Supreme Wings

Buffalo wings, blue cheese, and celery. Very traditional and very good and usually, each component is served separately. But why not cut to the chase and combine all of those great flavors into one bite? Buffalo supreme wings do exactly that. Yeah, they’re messy to eat, but that’s part of the fun.
I really enjoyed chowing down on Buffalo supreme wings. They didn’t last long at all, that’s for sure. It was bordering on embarrassing, but I couldn’t help myself. That happens with me and wings a lot.

Also try my creamy Buffalo wings. They’re mighty good 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.

Buffalo Supreme Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Note: I like my Buffalo wings saucy, you might end up with leftover sauce. That's not a bad thing.
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 sauce
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups crumbled blue cheese
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 sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Keep warm until ready to use.

Bandit Wings

The best wings pack flavor into every bite, all the way through. These bandit wings have flavor and then some. They are marinated overnight, picking up a light soy sauce flavor along with a hint of cumin and chili powder. Sort of southwestern meets Asian.

Bandit wings definitely to not require a sauce. You don’t want to hide the fantastic flavors. I did have a little blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping but I used it sparingly.
The original recipe called for garnishing the cooked wings with black sesame seeds. Apparently they’re as rare as a unicorn here so I went with plain ole ‘normal’ sesame seeds. You get that bit of sesame seed flavor either way.

My crab-boil wings are also brined overnight for great flavor!

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.

Bandit 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 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder (I used only 1 teaspoon so add to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the soy sauce, cumin powder, salt and chili powder, seal, and shake 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. When wings are done serve garnished with sesame seeds.