Monday, January 11, 2010

Buffalo Wild Wing Night at Home

           My family LOVES Buffalo Wild Wings.  One thing I DON'T love is spending $75 on one meal (yes, that price includes a couple of beers each for the hubby and I.  Who can have wings without beer?).  So...we just don't get to go out to eat as often as we would like.  I guess that is one of the drawbacks of being a stay-at-home-mom.  When we originally cut back on our dining out, I won't lie, it was hard and I really missed it.  Now, I have started to have fun with it.  Funnily enough, many of our restraunt favorites are actually very easy to make at home.

For both of the sauce recipes below, we used popcorn chicken.  The ones I used were the Member's Mark brand from Sam's Club, which are very good and almost exactly like the boneless wing pieces at BWW.  We do deep fry our chicken just like BWW's does, but I do think you could get away with baking it if you wanted to save some calories.  We don't have these very often, so we go all out when we do;P

Sweet and Spicy Wing Sauce is a tried and true recipe we have been making for awhile now.  It is a bit spicy, but it is mild enough that all 3 of my kids will eat it.  It also has a sweetness to it from the honey that is irresistable.  This sauce is not actually a BWW copycat recipe, but it is at least as good as many of their best sauces.


Sweet & Spicy Wing Sauce

1/2 c. Ketchup
1/3 c. Frank's Hot Pepper Sauce
1/2 c. butter
2 Tbsp. honey

Combine the butter, hot sauce, ketchup, and honey in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Pour over popcorn chicken or wings in bowl and toss.

Serve with Bleu Cheese dressing for dipping!

The next sauce recipe I would like to share is for Spicy Garlic Sauce.  Let me just say, it is AWESOME.  It really is just like the real thing that they serve at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Spicy Garlic Wing Sauce

1 c. Frank's Hot Pepper Sauce
1/3 c. canola oil
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 egg yoke
2 tsp. water
2 tsp. cornstarch

Combine all ingredients except egg yolk, water, and cornstarch in a small saucepan.  Heat sauce over medium heat until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove pan from heat and allow it to cool, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

While sauce cools, vigorously whisk egg yolk with 2 tsp. water in a medium bowl for about 2 minutes or until the color is a pale yellow.  Whisk in cornstarch until disolved.  Drizzle sauce mixture into egg yolk mixture in a steady stream while rapidly whisking.  Now you should have a nice, thick creamy sauce!  If you aren't ready to make yours wings, just pop in the fridge and store until needed!

Pour over popcorn chicken or wings in bowl and toss.

Serve with Bleu Cheese dressing for dipping!

Now I just need to learn how to make Mango Habanero Wings!  Yum!  Those are my new favorite thing to have at Buffalo Wild Wings.  When I made the above recipes, I also made Buffalo Chips.  I will have to share the recipe for those soon!


  1. Can you please share your Buffalo Chips recipe? I have been looking for a good one for a long time and can't find it anywhere.

  2. how do they make there buffalo chips! baked? fried?

  3. When I make them at home, I slice the potatoes fairly thinly, then deep fry them. I would say they are very good, although possibly not exactly like BWW. My husband thinks that theirs taste slightly could toss them in just a bit of butter too if you want to try. I haven't done that seems a bit...evil;P

  4. Does your sams club still sell these?! We eat wings ever week and we can't find a same club in Wisconsin that has them anymore!

  5. Don't you need to cook the egg yolk

    1. I am also curious about this. I tend to not do eggs raw. Really ever. So this scares me.

  6. How about the buffalo wild wings buffalo dry rub seasoning?! i cant find the recipe anywhere!

  7. Can you share the onion ring dipping sauce thanks



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