Mouth-Watering Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings Recipe

Welcome to the kingdom of wings – where I, your Wing King, reign supreme in flavors that will make your taste buds soar. Today, I’m excited to share with you my secret recipe for the ultimate BBQ buffalo wings that will leave all other wings in their dust.

As a BBQ chef with years of experience, I have learned that what sets my wings apart from the rest is the perfect balance of heat and sweetness. The combination of cayenne pepper sauce, honey, brown sugar, and chili sauce creates a flavor explosion that is sure to delight even the most discerning palate.

My recipe calls for ancho chilies, barbecue sauce, dark beer, garlic cloves, shallot, and butter. These ingredients work in harmony to elevate the chicken wings to new heights of flavor. And don’t worry – even though we’re throwing around words like “barbecue” and “dark beer,” this recipe is easy enough for anyone to make.

So prepare to impress your friends and family with the best BBQ buffalo wings they’ve ever tasted. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Wing King's BBQ Buffalo Wings
Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings

Listen up, folks. If you’re a fan of finger-licking chicken wings, then you won’t want to miss out on the Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings Recipe. Trust me when I say that once you try these wings, they’ll be the only ones you crave.

There are a few key reasons why this recipe is top-notch. First off, we’ve got the perfect combination of heat and sweetness going on here. The cayenne pepper sauce brings the heat, while the honey and brown sugar balance things out with a touch of sweetness. It’s like a spicy-sweet symphony in your mouth.

And let’s talk about flavor – because these wings have it in spades. The ancho chilies and garlic cloves add depth and complexity to the sauce, while the dark beer gives it a rich, savory quality. It’s not just your ordinary barbecue sauce here – this is a multi-dimensional flavor explosion.

But let’s not forget about texture. The Wing King knows that the perfect wing needs to be crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. And with his recipe, you’ll get just that. Whether you bake them in the oven or throw them on the grill, these wings will be perfectly cooked every time.

So why will you love this recipe? Let’s sum it up: spicy-sweet sauce, complex flavor profile, and crispy-juicy texture. Need I say more? Try them for yourself and see what all the fuss is about – I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to become the Wing King with these delicious BBQ Buffalo Wings!
Get ready to become the Wing King with these delicious BBQ Buffalo Wings!

Before starting the cooking process, it is important to gather all the ingredients needed for this Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings Recipe. Here is a list of what you will need:

For the Wings:

  • 50 [chicken wings][bold_true]
  • 1/2 cup of [cayenne pepper sauce][bold_true]
  • 1 cup of [honey][bold_true]
  • 1/2 cup of [brown sugar][bold_true]
  • 4 oz. of dried [ancho chilies][bold_true]
  • 1/2 cup of [barbecue sauce][bold_true]

For the Wing Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of [chili sauce][bold_true]
  • 1 cup of [dark beer][bold_true]
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped and sautéed
  • 1 large shallot, chopped and sautéed
  • Butter (1 stick)
  • Buffalo wing sauce (4 oz.)

Note that these ingredients are necessary to make the original recipe, but feel free to use your favorite substitutions and variations to make it your own.

[bold_true]: These ingredients are essential to the recipe’s success.

The Recipe How-To

Grilled, Smoked or Fried: The Choice is Yours

Now that you have your ingredients ready, it’s time to get your wings cookin’. This recipe offers multiple methods of cooking the chicken wings, whether you prefer them grilled, smoked, or fried to perfection. Whichever way you choose, they’ll be finger-licking good.

Method 1: Grilling

  1. Start by prepping your grill and setting it to medium heat.

  2. Coat your chicken wings with your preferred BBQ sauce, using about 1 cup for every 50 chicken wings.

  3. Once the grill has heated up, put the chicken wings on the grill and cook them for about 25-30 minutes. Be sure to flip them over every few minutes for even cooking.

  4. Brush additional BBQ sauce over the wings about halfway through cooking and make sure they’re cooked all the way through before taking them off the grill.

Method 2: Smoking

  1. Preheat your smoker to a temperature of around 250°F.

  2. Blend together the following ingredients into a spicy-smoky rub: cayenne pepper sauce (½ cup), brown sugar (½ cup), ancho chilies (2 oz).

  3. Rub your chicken wings with the smoky rub and let them sit for at least an hour in a refrigerator.

  4. Once preheated, place the chicken wings on a smoker tray and smoke them until fully cooked for approximately 1-1/2 hours.

  5. Use a basting brush to baste additional flavors over the smoked wings as they cook such as honey barbecue or even Korean BBQ, right before taking them out of the smoker.

Method 3: Frying

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large deep pan or deep fryer on medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F.

  2. Mix together in a separate stainless steel mixing bowl: hot sauce (1 cup), cayenne pepper (½ tsp.), butter (1 stick) melted all together.

  3. Roll your chicken wings in flour then dip them into your wing sauce mixture making sure they are entirely coated with sauce

  4. Put as many pieces of chicken as you can fit into the hot oil at once without crowding them or reducing the temperature of the oil too much and fry for approximately 8-10 minutes until fully cooked and golden brown

  5. Place cooked wings onto paper towels so that any excess oil can drain off

  6. Serve while hot with optional ranch dressings or blue cheese on side

No matter how you choose to cook these wings, just make sure you have plenty of napkins handy because these babies are messy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Your taste buds will thank you for indulging in these flavorsome wings.
Your taste buds will thank you for indulging in these flavorsome wings.

Now, let’s talk about spicing things up! The beauty of this recipe is that it allows for some customization to suit your personal taste. If you’re not a fan of cayenne pepper sauce, you can swap it out for hot sauce or even Korean BBQ sauce if you’re feeling adventurous. Brown sugar can also be swapped for honey or a mix of both to get that perfect balance of sweet and savory.

If you’re feeling extra creative, you can experiment with different types of wings. Boneless wings and oven-baked wings both work well with this recipe. And let’s not forget the smoked chicken wings – they add a whole new level of flavor to the table. You could also try swapping out chicken wings altogether and try it with shrimp, tofu, or even cauliflower.

For those who like it spicy, adding ancho chilies to the mix will kick things up a notch. Just remember, a little goes a long way! Alternatively, if you want something milder, reduce the amount of chili sauce in the recipe.

If you want to change things up even more, try using different BBQ sauces instead of the traditional king BBQ sauce. Honey BBQ fried wings are a classic twist on this recipe that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

So don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you. With all these variations and substitutions available, the possibilities are endless when it comes to making the best chicken wings possible. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get cooking!

Serving and Pairing

 Add some spice to your life with these zingy BBQ Buffalo Wings.
Add some spice to your life with these zingy BBQ Buffalo Wings.

When it comes to serving up Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings, I always say the more, the merrier! I recommend plating them up family-style on a big platter, ready for everyone to dig into.

As far as pairings go, these wings are hearty enough to stand up against some serious flavors. A cold beer is a classic choice, and I suggest going for something bold like a dark stout or hoppy IPA. If you’re not a beer person, a spicy margarita or even a glass of red wine can make for some unexpected and delicious pairings.

For sides, you can’t go wrong with classic game day appetizers like chips and guacamole, jalapeno poppers or loaded potato skins. But if you’re looking for something a little healthier, roasted vegetables or a simple salad with citrus dressing can be refreshing counterpoints to the rich and spicy wings.

And don’t forget the napkins! These wings are saucy and messy in the best way possible, so be sure to have plenty of paper towels on hand.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Prepare to impress your guests at your next BBQ with these mouth-watering wings.
Prepare to impress your guests at your next BBQ with these mouth-watering wings.

Listen up, my fellow BBQ enthusiasts, because I’ve got some tips for you on how to make the most of your Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings recipe. Whether you want to prep them ahead of time or save some leftovers, I’ve got you covered.

If you want to make these wings ahead of time, go ahead and cook them according to the recipe instructions. Once they’re done, let them cool down to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container. You can refrigerate them for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 1 month. When you’re ready to eat again, reheat them for about 10-12 minutes in the oven at 375°F or until heated through.

When it comes to storing these wings, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First off, make sure that any uneaten wings are stored within 2 hours of being cooked. Secondly, don’t leave them out at room temperature for more than 2 hours since bacteria can grow rapidly at this temperature range.

Now let’s talk about reheating these wings. The best way to reheat them is definitely in the oven since it will help maintain their crispy texture. If you prefer to use a microwave instead, be aware that this might result in soggy wings – but you can always crisp them back up by sticking them in the oven or under the broiler for a few minutes.

My final tip is to pair these wings with some refreshing side dishes like coleslaw or potato salad – trust me on this one, it’s a match made in heaven. So go ahead and put these tips into action and enjoy your delicious Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings whenever you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfectly grilled and smothered in tangy sauce, these wings are the ultimate party starter.
Perfectly grilled and smothered in tangy sauce, these wings are the ultimate party starter.

Now that you have all the ingredients and steps for the Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings recipe, it’s time to perfect your technique. Follow these tips to ensure that you end up with a batch of flavorful and crispy wings.

First, when preparing the wings, make sure they are completely thawed and dried before seasoning them. Excess moisture can cause the wings to steam and not get crispy when baking or frying.

Next, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the wings before serving. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

For extra crispy wings, try using cornstarch in place of flour in the coating mixture. The cornstarch will create a light and crispy texture and also help the sauce adhere better.

When tossing the wings in sauce, do it while they are still hot so that the sauce can fully coat them. For easy cleanup, toss the wings in a bowl with some of the sauce instead of in a pan.

Finally, while it may be tempting to pile on more sauce, try not to overdo it. Too much sauce will soggy up your wings, and you won’t be able to enjoy their crunchiness. Remember, less is more when it comes to sauce!

Take these tips into consideration, and you’ll have finger-licking good Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings every time!


Now, we’ve gathered some frequently asked questions about the Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings Recipe. Don’t worry, I’ve got answers to all your queries right here. So, let’s dive into it without further ado.

What’s the difference between buffalo wings and BBQ Wings?

When it comes to comparing buffalo wings and chicken wings, the main distinguishing factor is the sauce that each is typically paired with. While buffalo wings tend to be coated with buffalo sauce, chicken wings are usually tossed in barbeque sauce or some other similar wing sauce. Despite these sauce differences, the two types of meat actually have quite a bit in common. This article will explore tips and tricks for grilling both buffalo and chicken wings to perfection.

Is Buffalo wing sauce the same as BBQ sauce?

When it comes to sauces for grilling, there’s a wide range of flavors and appearance. Barbecue sauces tend to have a dark brown color and can range from smoky to sweet taste. On the other hand, Buffalo sauce typically has a bright orange look and is traditionally made with a mixture of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter. If you’re looking to try some delicious barbecue wings, you can easily find them near your location.

How do you make Buffalo wing sauce stick to the wings?

To achieve the perfect saucy wings, it’s crucial to use flour as a coating before tossing them in hot sauce. Ensuring that the flour evenly covers the entire wing will help create a consistent coating of sauce. It’s important to completely cover the wings in the dry mixture before adding your preferred sauce to ensure an evenly coated and delicious bite every time.

Do you put Buffalo sauce before or after cooking wings?

When it comes to oven-baked chicken wings, it’s essential to get the skin crispy so that it can absorb as much flavor as possible from the sauce. This means that the cooking process needs to be approached with care to ensure that the skin is perfectly cooked.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you crave for some tender and juicy wings that will make your taste buds dance, then Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings recipe is the way to go. With its perfect combination of spicy and sweet flavors, it’s no wonder why they call it a “king” recipe.

Whether it’s for game day or a backyard barbecue, these wings will make a crowd-pleasing dish that everyone will love. Plus, with the variety of sauces and variations you can make, you’ll never get bored with this recipe.

So what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and put your wings on. Follow this recipe guide closely, and soon enough, you’ll be enjoying a plate of mouthwatering BBQ Buffalo Wings just like the ones from Wing King himself.

Remember to experiment and make it your own by trying out different substitutions and variations as mentioned earlier in this recipe guide. And most importantly, have fun with that grill!

Wing King's BBQ Buffalo Wings

Wing King’s BBQ Buffalo Wings Recipe

This is a recipe from Drew Cersa (the Wing King) who recently appeared on the Live with Regis and Kelly show, in a cooking segment that featured appetizer recipes for Super Bowl Sunday get-togethers. This recipe took top honors in a Bobby Flay ThrowDown! competition. It sounded so scrumptious and perfect for a Super Bowl gathering, and I thought others might be interested in preparing it for their Super Bowl festivities.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 50 Buffalo Wings
Calories 142.1 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 ounces dark beer
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chilies
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 ounces cayenne pepper sauce
  • 50 chicken wings


  • Chop up and sauté the shallot & garlic cloves with the butter.
  • Add the dark beer, chili sauce, and BBQ sauce, and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the ancho chili peppers, brown sugar, honey, and cayenne pepper sauce, and stir for 2 minutes.
  • While you are creating the sauce, drop 50 chicken wings (the amount you drop in at one time will depend on the size of your fryer) in a deep fryer until fully cooked. (The wings can also be grilled or roasted instead of deep fried.).
  • Once wings are fully cooked, add the wings to a large mixing bowl. Add the sauce, and flip gently to be sure the wings are thoroughly coated with the sauce.
  • Serve with a side of blue cheese dressing.



Serving: 69gCalories: 142.1kcalCarbohydrates: 6.8gProtein: 9.3gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 213.9mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 5.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, For Large Groups
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