Buffalo Ranch Dry Wings

I was perusing the spice section at our local GFS store when I spied a big container of Buffalo-style seasoning. Yeah, like I’d pass up on anything wing-related. I grabbed a bottle and stopped by my grocery store and picked up a family pack of fresh chicken wings. I was going to make wings. Great wings. Buffalo Ranch dry wings.
Buffalo Ranch Dry WingsDry wings really bring out the flavor of the wing and the seasoning. They aren’t buried in sauce so much that that’s all you can taste. Now that doesn’t mean I’m shy with the seasoning, but I am careful that I can still taste the chicken. These wings are absolutely fantastic, with that traditional Buffalo wing flavor, but without the mess. If you don’t have a GFS in your area you can find other brands of Buffalo style seasoning in your grocer’s spice section.

Also try my smoky chipotle dry 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.

Buffalo Ranch Dry Chicken Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -8 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 4 pounds chicken wings separated
  • 2-3 tablespoons or more, to taste Buffalo wing seasoning (not sauce!), divided
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

For the wings

Garlic Sriracha Dry Wings

I’m a huge fan of making chicken wings without saucing them in the traditional Buffalo wing manner. I season them and let them marinate for a bit, then cook them. When they are done I toss them with more seasoning and serve them ‘dry’, with a dipping sauce on the side. This time I used the Garlic Sriracha seasoning from Weber, which is a little spicy, for some garlic Sriracha dry wings.
Garlic Sriracha Dry WingsThese garlic Sriracha wings came out fantastic. There’s enough kick to wake you up. The garlic adds a really great almost earthy flavor. I cooled them off with just straight-up Ranch dressing for dipping. Also try my blackened dry wings.

I cooked the wings using a Vortex insert on my grill. Check out my post on cooking chicken wings for all the great ways of cooking wings, from grilling to baking.

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.

Garlic Sriracha Dry Chicken Wings

Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -8 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

For the wings

Instructions

For the wings

Old Bay Chicken Wings

Anita and I recently spent a few days in lovely Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while attending a conference. I made sure I had my ‘to-eat’ list down before leaving, because one thing you can be sure of finding in Pittsburgh: good food. At the top of my list was dry chicken wings. No, not dry like ‘ewww, this meat is dry’. Dry as in the wings aren’t tossed in sauce after being cooked. Instead they are dusted with seasoning. The end result is almost like roasted chicken, but with much more pronounced flavors. Now that we are back home, I had to make some of the favorites that I devoured in Pittsburgh, like these Old Bay wings, which are just flat-out incredible.

It’s really hard to beat crispy chicken wings that have the great crab-boil flavor of Old Bay seasoning. I ate these wings like I hadn’t had anything to eat in weeks. They disappeared so fast your head would spin. They are fantastic.
Old Bay Chicken WingsI went with Ranch dressing for the dipping sauce for these Old Bay wings, but seriously, you can eat them dry, as-is, with no sauce. There’s no need to drown them in sauce, the flavor stands on its own.

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.

Old Bay Chicken Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -8 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken wings separated
  • Old Bay seasoning you'll need 2-4 tablespoons, maybe more
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions