Learn How To Make Paula Deen's Super-Simple Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

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Oh, Paula Deen — it’s unsurprising that the maker of the chocolate pizza, butter cake ice cream, and Krispy Kreme pudding would also have a recipe for some killer buffalo wings.But what is surprising about the recipe is that it only takes 20 minutes to make (including 10 minutes of prep time), and has a total of only five ingredients.

We found an old Food Network video of the recipe and the nearly-unrecognizable Southern cook and broke it down here. No matter your opinion on last year’s controversy over Deen keeping her type 2 diabetes diagnosis under wraps, these wings are worth trying for yourself — perhaps on Super Bowl Sunday.

Get 12 disjointed chicken wings. Paula used drumsticks and wings.

Pat them dry with a towel — you don't want any water residue before you fry them.

Lightly salt the chicken wings.

Don't add too much, just a few light sprinklings.

Pat the salt into the wings.

And then put them in the oil, which should be pre-heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Let them simmer in there for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, add roughly half a stick of unsalted butter to a hot pan.

Choose which hot sauce you want. Butter cuts the sauce's heat, so you can choose a pretty spicy one without burning your taste buds.

Pour in a cup of the sauce with the melted butter.

Mix them together and turn down the heat.

Now, back to the wings. You'll know they are done when they're floating in the oil (again, about 10 minutes).

With salad tongs, place them into the sauce.

Mix the wings in the pan.

Make sure they're completely coated.

Serve them with dip and enjoy!

Here's the full recipe.


  • 12 chicken wings, disjointed
  • Salt
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of your favourite hot sauce


  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot or fryer
  • Salt the wings and deep fry until golden and crispy (approximately 10 minutes)
  • In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add your favourite hot sauce, mix
  • Toss the wings into the sauce and coat evenly
  • Place wings on a platter and serve

Source: The Food Network

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