Ruby Tuesday Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Wings:

  • 2 lbs chicken wings (separated into drumettes and flats if not already separated)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (Frank’s RedHot is classic)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar (optional, for tang)
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)

Equipment:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Paper towels
  • Saucepan

Instructions:

Prep the Wings:

  • Pat chicken wings dry thoroughly with paper towels.
  • In the mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Add wings to the flour mixture and toss to coat evenly.

Fry the Wings:

  • Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 375°F (190°C). Use a cooking thermometer to check the temperature.
  • Working in batches, carefully fry wings until golden brown and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  • Drain fried wings on paper towels or a wire rack set over a baking sheet.

Make the Sauce:

  • While the wings are frying, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add hot sauce, vinegar (if using), and Worcestershire sauce (if using). Whisk to combine.
  • Simmer for just a minute or two to warm through, then remove from heat.

Coat the Wings:

  • Place fried wings in a clean, large bowl.
  • Pour the warm buffalo sauce over the wings and toss thoroughly to coat.

Serve:

  • Serve immediately with celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauce (blue cheese or ranch dressing are traditional).

Tips:

  • Oven Baking: For a less-messy option, bake prepped wings on a wire rack set over a baking sheet at 400°F (200°C) for 30-40 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the cayenne pepper amount to control the heat level.
  • Variations: Try making the Ruby Tuesday’s Fire Wings by using a chili-garlic sauce in place of some or all of the regular hot sauce.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Ruby Tuesday Buffalo Chicken Wings!

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