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Hooters Buffalo Wings


  • 1⁄4cup butter
  • 1⁄4cup louisiana hot sauce
  • 1dash pepper, Ground
  • 1dash garlic powder
  • 1⁄2cup flour
  • 1⁄4teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄4teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4teaspoon salt
  • 10chicken wings
  • bleu cheese salad dressing
  • celery
  • vegetable oil, for frying


  • Combine the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  • If the wings are frozen, be sure to defrost and dry them.
  • Put the wings into a large bowl and sprinkle the flour mixture over them, coating each wing evenly.
  • Put the wings in the refrigerator for 60 to 90 minutes. (This will help the breading to stick to the wings when fried.)
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees.
  • You want just enough oil to cover the wings entirely — an inch or so deep at least. Combine the butter, hot sauce, ground pepper, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Heat until the butter is melted and the ingredients are well blended.
  • Put all the wings into the hot oil and fry them for 10 to 15 minutes or until some parts of the wings begin to turn dark brown.
  • Remove the wings from the oil to a paper towel to drain.
  • But don’t let them sit too long, because you want to serve the wings hot. Quickly put the wings into a large bowl.
  • Add the hot sauce and stir, coating all the wings evenly.
  • You could also use a large plastic container with a lid for this.
  • Put all the wings inside the container, add the sauce, put on the lid, then shake. Serve with Bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side.


  • moe13a

    I thought they were really good, amazingly I’ve never had Hooters’ wings, but these were still really nice. My only complaint is the the amount of butter. Way too much, can be cut in half, at minimal.

  • Christina Giesing

    This was a BIG hit at a Couples Bridal shower I gave. The guys all kept saying, I know these from somewhere to you order these…it was so funny to see the wives faces when I told them where the recipe came from, I think I might have gotten a few of them in trouble…lol.

  • debby goodwin

    My husband loves buffalo wings. I tried this recipe and he says its the best he has ever tasted. It was easy to prepare and the taste was great. Thank you

  • SandDiva

    WOW! I’m a huge Hot Wing fanatic & have been wishing for the perfect wing recipe like Hooters! THIS IS IT : ) My typical crew of weekend eaters were raving about these wings. I believe the magic has to be in the fridge time.
    Bought a value pack of fresh wings & had over 30 pieces after using the kitchen shears. So I tripled the coating recipe & used the 3:1 ratio of Flour & Cornstarch. Also tripled most of the Sauce ingredients except: 1 heaping tsp. of Garlic Powder, 1/2tsp. of Salt, a good dash of Cayenne Pepper, & backed the Butter down to 1/2c.
    These are Crazy Good & I’m thinking of a repeat performance tonight! : )

  • Kermit

    What a great recipe. The sauce was so good and was just the right amount of heat (not too much not too little). The whole plate was gone!! I will definitely make this again.

  • joey9481

    WOW, you really nailed this one! the breading is awesome..but i cheated and bought hooters brand medium wing sauce… now if i can only get my wife in some of those orange shorts – I WOULD BE IN HEAVEN!!!

  • micnicolaus

    These wings were a blast at a party, so now I make them for all our parties and everyone loves them. Very tasty.

  • james oakley

    I soak the wings in the buttermilk and then shake winds in a bag w/ an apropriate amount of flour and fry as is without spices. Mix the butter, spices(sans the extra salt…makes it too salty)and hotsauce in a large bowl with a top. Stick the bowl w/ butter and spices in the nuker long enough to melt the butter and stir all together. When wings are done, put them in the bowl with seasoning mixture, cover and shake. This will make wings just like Hooters!!

  • daffy88

    Absolutely A-Freaking-mazing. Without a doubt, the best hot wings I’ve ever had. They DO taste like Hooters, have that vinegary taste I love, but they are EVEN BETTER. Heat level is around the level of Hooter’s “hot,” Which is perfect for me. Can’t wait to have the leftovers tomorrow! No adjustments needed, BTW. Perfect as written!

  • dphazen

    This recipe needs no alterations. Best hot wings I’ve ever made. I had a party and one of my guest who is know for his homemade hot wings showed up, with his wings of course. I had already made these wings…I actually felt kind of bad for my friend, my wings were gone in no time at all, his were barely touched…He’s no longer the “wing” guy.