Friday, January 4

Buffalo Wings & Blue Cheese Dip

These baked wings are a healthier, mess-free way to make buffalo wings at home

Baked Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese Dip

The Vikings are in the playoffs after an exciting victory against the Packers last weekend. For my fiancĂ© (an obsessive lifelong fan) and me, by association, this is great news especially since it guarantees that we’ll finally be able to watch them play on TV. Instead of paying for a plate of bad buffalo wings and a semi-blocked view of the game at a bar, we can post up on our couch and enjoy food and drinks at our leisure. These wings are a stress-free take on the classic game day food and served with a super chunky and tangy blue cheese dip. They’re super easy to make ahead and can be customized to go as spicy or mild as you like.

Buffalo Chicken Wings & Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip:
For Dip
  • Combine 1/4 c. plain yogurt with 1/4 c. blue cheese crumbles and a splash of milk.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside.*
For Wings
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack on top of the sheet.
  • Toss 2 lb. chicken wings** with 1 tbsp. canola oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange wings on the baking rack in an even layer and place in a 400F oven for 40 minutes, or until crispy and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1 tbsp. melted butter, 1/8 c. hot sauce,***  and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add in the hot wings and toss so that the sauce completely coats each one.
  • Serve with blue cheese dip.

Serves two-four (appetizer)
*Can be made a day in advance and kept covered in the fridge.
**I used drummettes only, as I like them the best.
***The spicier the hot sauce, the spicier the wings will be.