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Hooters Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
Hooters Buffalo Chicken Wings
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Calories: 150
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.8 (12 reviews)
Menu Description: "Nearly world famous. Often imitated, hardly ever duplicated."

"Hooters is to chicken wings what McDonalds is to hamburgers," claims promotional material from the company. True, the six fun-loving Midwestern businessmen who started Hooters in Clearwater, Florida, on April Fools Day in 1983 chose a classic recipe for chicken wings as their signature item. But while some might say it's the buffalo wings that are their favorite feature of the restaurant, others say it's the restaurant chains trademark Hooters girls - waitresses casually attired in bright orange short-shorts and skin tight T-shirts.

Today there are over 375 Hooters across the United States serving more than 200 tons of chicken wings every week. I've tasted lots of chicken wings, and I think these are some of the best wings served in any restaurant chain today. The original dish can be ordered in 10-, 20-, or 50-piece servings; or if you want to splurge, there's the "Gourmet Chicken Wing Dinner" featuring 20 wings and a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, for only $125. To further enhance the Hooters experience when you serve these messy wings, throw a whole roll of paper towels on the table, rather than napkins, as they do in the restaurants.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

vegetable oil for frying (amount required by your fryer)
1/4 cup butter
Submitted on: 02/02/14
Never had Hooters wings but everyone I made them for said they taste just like them. This is one of my favorite recipes.
Hooter Buffal wings
Submitted on: 07/06/13
These wings are right on point. My husband ate so many wings it wasn't funny.
Shauna Manwell  
Submitted on: 02/04/13
Cooked these last night for the Super Bowl and everyone that tried them really loved them!! I will be serving them again.
Submitted on: 02/04/12
We have Todd's Original Book and have done so many recipes that were just excellent. But these wings wow everyone we make them for. They are so simple and taste just like Hooters! I would recommend to anyone and thanks Todd :)
Vanessa Becker  
Submitted on: 01/06/11
Awesome! Absolutely AWESOME!! We however use chicken breast tenderloins since we prefer boneless and it's easy and there are never any leftovers!!!
Submitted on: 07/27/09
Never had Hooter's wings but this recipe is awesome!I did let flour mix sit on chicken about 3-4 hrs and one time over night. The chicken that sat over night were the best, however both were a hit.
Submitted on: 07/05/08
This is the authentic recipe. To prepare more than one batch of 10, keep wings warm in 200 degree oven before you soak in sauce. The way that Hoots coats the wings is to place them in a tupperware container with the sauce and shake vigorously. A variation: instead of using Franks, use Tobasco for 911 heat.
Submitted on: 07/20/06
With my deep fryer, this recipe was an A+. I'd recommend Frank's Cayenne Pepper sauce.
Submitted on: 05/27/06
I have this recipe in my Restaurant Recipes book. These are my FAVORITE wings at Hooters, and now my FAVORITE at home. The flavor is totally worth the time and effort to prepare!
Submitted on: 03/11/06
This recipe is finger licking good and very easy to make! Everyone loved it when I made it for my party. The only problem I had was it goes so fast that I had to make tons.
Submitted on: 02/04/06
Absolutely awesome!!!
Submitted on: 08/04/05
I have this recipe in one of the books that I bought. This is so close to their wings! We do not have a hooters close to us, so it works out perfect that we can make them whenever we have a craving for them!