Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings

I’m sitting here trying to describe how I felt when I devoured this copycat of the Buffalo wings from Applebee’s. It was more than love. It was an unstoppable obsession. An addiction. As soon as I was done eating I started to plan making them again. And again. So what makes them so different? It’s the addition of flour to what is a pretty typical Buffalo wing sauce. You wouldn’t think that it would make that big of a difference, but it helps the sauce stick to the wings. You don’t usually get that with Buffalo wings. They may be sauced, but a lot of that sauce ends up on your plate or shirt and not in your mouth.

Copycat Applebee's Buffalo Wings

There’s no such thing as making too many Applebee’s Buffalo wings or making them too often. No matter how you cook them, everyone will love them. I’ll end my thoughts there because I’m off to make another batch…

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Buffalo Sauce-Injected Wings
Noble Made Medium Buffalo Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings

Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 12 ounce bottle Louisiana hot sauce
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Heat the hot sauce in a small saucepan.
  • Add the butter and melt.
  • Whisk in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour and continue simmering until the sauce has thickened.
  • Reduce heat and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

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