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Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings and Sauces Copycat Recipe
Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wings and Sauces
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Calories: 528
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.6 (44 reviews)

Menu Description: "Here they are in all their lip-smacking, award-winning glory: Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in your favorite signature sauce."

Since Buffalo, New York was too far away, Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery satisfied their overwhelming craving in 1981 by opening a spicy chicken wing restaurant close to home in Kent, Ohio. With signature sauces and a festive atmosphere, the chain has now evolved from a college campus sports bar with wings to a family restaurant with over 300 units. While frying chicken wings is no real secret—simply drop them in hot shortening for about 10 minutes—the delicious spicy sauces make the wings special. There are 12 varieties of sauce available to coat your crispy chicken parts at the chain, and I'm presenting clones for the more traditional flavors. These sauces are very thick, almost like dressing or dip, so we'll use an emulsifying technique that will ensure a creamy final product where the oil won't separate from the other ingredients. Here is the chicken wing cooking and coating technique, followed by clones for the most popular sauces: Spicy Garlic, Medium and Hot. The sauce recipes might look the same at first, but each has slight variations make your sauce hotter or milder by adjusting the level of cayenne pepper. You can find Frank's pepper sauce by the other hot sauces in your market. If you can't find that brand, you can also use Crystal Louisiana hot sauce.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

20 chicken wing pieces
Satisfies our cravings
Submitted on: 02/14/17
I am ecstatic to find these BWW recipes. We're a military family stationed overseas, and there's nothing like not being able to get something for 3 years to make you want it even more. I make up a TON of wings for special occasion dinners so my boys can eat them to their hearts' content.
Buffalo sensation
Nick Sheldrick  
Submitted on: 07/04/15
I never rate anything but these deserve it, Australia does not sell these, it's great to make authentic wings at home!!
Perfect copies--maybe even better!
Submitted on: 05/08/15
Amazing sauces! Taste and texture are perfect. They also stay perfectly mixed--never separate--and keep well in the fridge, so I make enough to last a few weeks. Now we just need that recipe for BBWW Thai curry wing sauce, please!
Submitted on: 02/02/15
Wow, these wings might taste better than BWW. I tried the medium ones, and they are the best wings I have ever ate. Super easy and awesome tasting.
Best hot wings!!
Submitted on: 07/01/14
It's was the best hot wings I ever done.
Submitted on: 05/21/14
The best chicken recipe i have tried.
Spicy Garlic
Submitted on: 01/17/12
I buy the bottles of Spicy Garlic at BWW all the time. Saw this recipe and still cannot believe how close it is to the actual sauce!!!
Freakishly close
photo joe  
Submitted on: 01/07/12
This is so damn close it's scary.
Submitted on: 04/24/11
This is SOOOOO good! I love BWW and this was spot on!! If you like BWW you HAVE to try this!
Submitted on: 09/28/09
Can't find a single reason to go back to the restaurant, my favorite is the garlic. I've never been able to get the consistency right til now. Thanks Todd!
Submitted on: 09/04/09
Simply finger licking good. I'd recommend baking the wings in the oven rather than frying, it tastes better that way. Perfect recipe!
Submitted on: 08/21/09
I live in Germany and made these wings for co-workers at our NFL fantasy footbal draft...It was a hit!! The VP couldn't get enough of these awesome wings.
Submitted on: 01/12/09
Tastes BETTER than the real thing!!!!
Amy Benson  
Submitted on: 12/31/06
Spicy Garlic sauce was great...just like BWW.
Jason S.  
Submitted on: 04/19/06
This recipe is right on. I served the medium wing recipe to friends and everyone agreed they tasted fresh from Buffalos.
Submitted on: 04/11/06
My family and friends love this alot. I get people over my house and this is what they want to eat with a game on tv.
Submitted on: 02/02/06
Spicy Garlic recipe is an exact match to BW3's Spicy Garlic. People rave over these wings when I make them. The recipe is OUTSTANDING!!
Submitted on: 01/16/06
Your recipe for Hooters wings is better.
Martina SMith  
Submitted on: 11/18/05
My Husband is in the army and we are station in Germany. No BW over here, so I got that recipe, and he loved the wings. He said just like home in Ohio.
Submitted on: 10/19/05
Simply PERFECT!!!
Steve K - http://www.grandpajon.com  
Submitted on: 10/18/05
Sorry for the shameless plug - I had REAL BDUB's Spicy Garlic just last week, so when this recipe came, I was very excited. GREAT CLONE! I can't wait for the next BROWNS PARTY....
Submitted on: 10/18/05
I tried the spicy garlic sauce and did a side by side comparison to the real stuff and my "very" picky hubby (who eats at BW3 a lot) loved the clone. The texture is the only thing that gave it away (the clone was creamier). I think this is a good recipe and I will make them for Super Bowl and wow the whole family!!
Ida Brown  
Submitted on: 10/17/05
Awesome recipe!!!! My whole family loved the sauce for the wings. Super!!!!
Bobby Peru  
Submitted on: 10/17/05
These were the best! There are no Buffalo Wild Wings in the LA area, but my girlfriend from Chicago raves about them. Now I see why - they were even better than the best place here in LA. I thought the egg-emulsifying step was a little tricky, but it made the dish!
Magic6979 aka M. Strate @ Hoskins NE.  
Submitted on: 10/16/05
SOOOO.....Close! And cheaper than the real thing. The Kids loved helping to make them. Crispier is better, though. Apparently, J.T. Anderson and Steve must be TERRIBLE Cooks, as this is a very FINE effort. If they are worried about the things of which they descibe, they SHOULD NOT have tried this very fine recipe.
Lorna Jones  
Submitted on: 10/15/05
This recipe is the greatest. I love chicken wings cooked any way, but this is the best.
The Crippler  
Submitted on: 10/14/05
Awesome recipe - worked well and easy to prepare!!!!!
jeff poplawski  
Submitted on: 10/12/05
GREAT RECIPE one of the BEST you have had!!!!!
Otis Monroe  
Submitted on: 10/12/05
An excellent recipe!! Bravo!
Submitted on: 10/12/05
Submitted on: 10/12/05
Great recipe! I have been waiting for a BWW recipe to come available, because that is my husband's favorite sports bar! Thanks so much!
Brooke- CA  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
my hubby is from Buffalo NY....it took me AGES to figure out the right "sauce" for the "knock-your-socks-off" recipe!! But, I didnt get the FULL approval until I made THESE!!! THANK YOU!! 23 yrs married and NOW I GOT IT!!!! :)
Debra Durbin  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
Submitted on: 10/11/05
Ilove BWW's wings and am thrilled to be able to make them at home ( I broil them to cut down on fat) and not have to pay $7.00 a bottle for the sauce. Thanks
Submitted on: 10/11/05
Don't like the idea of egg yolk since it will be left over. Taste is quite commercial. Heat hits the palate before flavor can develop. Hoped for a better balance. Not enough depth to flavor.
Jason D  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
Very very close, I eat at the one in baton rouge often, and this is as close as I think it can get.
Submitted on: 10/11/05
I made the spicy garlic sauce and it was very close to the real thing. Awesome Awesome Awesome.
Submitted on: 10/11/05
I am from Niagara Falls, NY. This is truly THE receipe that is the original Buffalo wings.
Racheal Rooplal  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
I have tried on numerous occasions to make the wings and failed miserably. After using this recipe it came out the way we enjoy it. Thanks.
Submitted on: 10/11/05
I'm from Buffalo and you should correct that to say make them crisp - more like 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
Submitted on: 10/10/05
Submitted on: 10/10/05
Some of the worst wings I've ever had. Now I know why I don't like to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Jean A  
Submitted on: 10/10/05
Yummy and pass me a cold glass of soda.
Submitted on: 10/10/05
I prefer good old Frank's hot sauce and butter. the more butter the milder the sauce. Adding egg yolks, worcestershire, and cornstarch just dosn't add enough flavor to add the calories and cholesterol.