Buffalo ranch chicken wings with the bold flavors of cool ranch and spicy buffalo sauce. These crispy wings are baked, not fried, and perfectly crispy. They make a great weeknight dinner, perfect game day snack, or delicious appetizer.
The Best Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wings
What happens when when cool ranch and buffalo sauce come together on crispy chicken wings? You get the most amazing crispy buffalo chicken wings, EVER. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the whole buffalo ranch combination (I mean who wouldn’t be?!) and these wings are quite possibly my new favorite. I know, I know, I say that about all of my new wing recipes but seriously, y’all. These are SO GOOD.
These wings are coated in ranch seasonings and buffalo sauce then baked (or air fried) until perfectly crispy and absolutely delicious. I know you’ll love these. Pair them with these crispy air fryer French fries for the ultimate meal!
Split Chicken Wings: Split wings, sometimes called “party” wings are my favorite to use for this recipe. If you prefer, you can also use whole chicken wings.
Buffalo Sauce: Tangy buffalo sauce and wings are a match made in heaven. It adds a little heat and a lot of flavor to these wings.
Herbs and Spices: To get that delicious ranch flavor, this recipe uses a variety of dried herbs like dried dill.
How to Make Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wings
Step One: Pat your cleaned chicken wings dry and then add them to a mixing bowl.
Step Two: Season the chicken wings with dried dill, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, buffalo sauce, and a tablespoon of avocado oil. Toss the wings until well-coated in the oil and seasonings.
Step Three: Transfer the chicken wings to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake them at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until browned and crispy.
Step Four: Once the chicken wings are done, if you like, drizzle a little extra buffalo sauce on them and give them a toss. Garnish with green onions and serve while hot and crispy!
Tips for the Best Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Here are a few tips for the best crispy oven baked chicken wings:
Line your sheet pan with parchment paper. This helps keep the chicken wings from sticking to the pan. It also makes cleaning up simple and easy.
Use a little oil. Just one tablespoon of oil will go a long way to help the wings get nice and crispy.
Bake the wings at 425. For the crispiest wings, you have to bake them at a higher temperature. Cooking the wings at 425 will help you get that golden crispy chicken skin.
Cook the wings long enough. Wings have a good amount of fat on them which means they will not dry out when cooked at a higher temperature for a little while. Let your wings bake for around 40 minutes and do not forget to flip them halfway through.
Make sure the wings are fully thawed out and pat them dry. Do not skip this step to make sure you get the maximum crispy-ness on your wigs. Patting the chicken wings dry, once they have fully thawed out, helps to ensure that there is no extra moisture on the wings so that they can get nice and crispy.
Can You Make These Wings in the Air Fryer?
Yes! You can definitely make these wings in the air fryer. To do so, air fry the wings for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. To help the wings cook evenly, give the air fryer basket a shake halfway through to ensure that all of the wings get nice and crispy. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket you may need to make the wings in two batches.
Pat the cleaned chicken wings dry and add them to a mixing bowl.
Season the chicken wings with dried dill, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, 2 buffalo sauce, and a tablespoon of avocado oil. Toss the wings until well-coated in the oil and seasonings.
Transfer the chicken wings to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake the wings at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until browned and crispy.
Once the chicken wings are done, if you like, drizzle a little extra buffalo sauce on them and give them a toss. Garnish with green onions and serve while hot and crispy!
To make these wings in the air fryer, air fry them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.