Saint Louis University

Skip the frying this Super Bowl Sunday - these wings are baked to perfection! Be sure to leave enough time to let you wings marinade for 30 minutes, then bake for about another hour.

Baked Buffalo Wings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds drumettes and wings
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce

For the blue cheese dip:

  • 1 cup low-fat (plain) Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Scallions to garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and lightly grease an oven-proof pan.
  2. In a large bowl, generously season drumettes and wings with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. In a saute pan over low heat, melt butter. Add thyme and garlic to allow to simmer for 3 minutes. Once thyme and garlic become aromatic, add hot sauce and stir.
  4. Pour entire mixture over chicken and toss to coat. Allow wings to marinate in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine blue cheese and low-fat Greek yogurt in a small bowl. Mix well, and refrigerate.
  6. Transfer chicken to oven-proof baking dish and place in the oven. Bake 30 minutes; with tongs or a fork, flip and baste wings.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes more, occasionally basting wings while they're in the oven.
  8. Remove pan from oven, and allow wings to slightly cool in pan. Baste with juices, and serve with blue cheese dip!