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Spice Things Up on Wing Wednesday With Fetch

By David

May 8, 2024

If you like spicy foods, you probably don’t need a reason to have Buffalo wings for dinner, but we’re here to give you one: Wing Wednesday. While you can certainly hit Buffalo Wild Wings or Uber Eats for wings, you can also enjoy freshly-made wings at home with our Buffalo wings recipe. Read on for a list of Buffalo wings ingredients to your grocery order, and remember to check the Fetch app for offers!

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What is Wing Wednesday?

Like Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday, Wing Wednesday is a special day of the week where everyone will know what’s for dinner: Buffalo wings. Planning a Wing Wednesday as part of your meal plan means you already know what’s going on the grocery list, you have a familiar recipe to work with, and the Buffalo wing lovers in the house have something to look forward to.

We know some folks would like to live every day like it’s Wing Wednesday, but once a week is enough for most. If you’ve got some pickier eaters at home, maybe have a Wing Wednesday every other week or just once a month. We recommend having it more than once a year; National Wing Day just isn’t enough.

Fetch’s Buffalo Wings Ingredients List: What to Add to Your Shopping Cart

Your mileage may vary, but we think these are the bare minimum Buffalo wings ingredients you need. 

  • 3 lb chicken wings, wings and drummettes split, wingtips removed
  • 1 tbsp aluminum free baking powder (not baking soda)
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar, or brown sugar

Our go-to hot sauce is Frank’s RedHot (either their Buffalo or Original Cayenne Pepper flavors), but if you have a favorite, you can substitute it in instead (one way to save on groceries is to choose a new sauce that’s on sale). Just be sure to taste test so you know a half-and-half mixture of butter and hot sauce is the right spice level.

Now, you might have noticed that we left some things off of our shopping list. Here’s what else we suggest whenever cooking up our Buffalo wings recipe:

  • Cauliflower (bread it and use as a substitute for chicken for vegetarian guests)
  • Fresh celery
  • Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese dip

Buffalo wings ingredients list

Our Buffalo Wings Recipe

Most of the work in our Buffalo wings recipe is prep, so you can figure out what else to eat with your Buffalo wings while they’re cooking.

  1. Preheat your oven to 450˚F.
  2. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack over it.
  4. Combine salt, garlic powder and baking powder in a bowl.
  5. Toss your chicken in the dry spices.
  6. Arrange chicken on your wire rack.
  7. You’ll want to bake for 50 minutes, flipping after 25 minutes.
  8. Check to see if your wings are getting crispy before that timer goes off, they might be done early.
  9. Ensure your chicken is cooked through to 165°F.
  10. Combine the sugar, hot sauce and melted butter in a bowl and toss to coat your chicken.
  11. Serve with Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and/or Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese dip.

Looking to create a more dynamic flavor for your Wing Wednesday recipe? Try different dry spices or brush on a light coat of a hot sauce or barbecue sauce before cooking.

How to Reheat Wings in an Air Fryer

Whether you’re looking to revive last night’s takeout or breathe new life into your own personal Buffalo wings recipe, an air fryer is a great place to start. Here’s how we reheat wings in an air fryer:

  1. Take your leftovers from the fridge and let them come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F.
  3. Spray your wings with a nonstick cooking spray (like Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil Spray).
  4. Arrange wings in the air fryer basket with some space for hot air to circulate.
  5. Reheat for up to 10 minutes (remember to check that internal temperature is at 165°F).

While you could also use a microwave or warm them on the stovetop, we recommend going back to the oven if you don’t have an air fryer to reheat your Buffalo wings.

What to Eat with Buffalo Wings

We already gave you a few ideas about what to eat with Buffalo wings: fresh celery, Buffalo cauliflower for any vegetarian friends, ranch and blue cheese. But there are plenty of other things you could eat with Buffalo wings, and we recommend switching things up on Wing Wednesday until you find a favorite:

  • Veggies and dip
  • Onion rings
  • Coleslaw
  • Fresh garden salad
  • Reser’s potato salad or macaroni salad
  • Potato wedges or sweet potato fries
  • Cornbread
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Tostitos chips with guacamole
  • Fried zucchini 

If you’re struggling to figure out what to eat with Buffalo wings, go with something light, cool and crispy (like the classic pairing of celery) or something that’s finger food, just like the wings.

…or Ditch the At-Home Mess and Treat Yourself to Free Wings on Fetch

While there’s something great about making your own Buffalo wings recipe, if you use the Fetch app, you could also just trade in some of your points toward a Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino’s Pizza or Uber Eats gift card and treat yourself to free wings while someone else takes on the mess!

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When is National Wing Day?

National Wing Day is July 29th. There have been a bunch of different versions of hot wings, but for real Buffalo wings, we look to the city of Buffalo, NY. In 1977, Buffalo declared July 29th to be National Chicken Wing Day, and we think that’s as good a reason as any to have wings for dinner, whether it’s Wing Wednesday or not.

Reward Yourself This Wing Wednesday With Help From Fetch

What is Wing Wednesday? Well, we hope it’s a tradition in your house now. Get ready for the next one by stocking up on Buffalo wings ingredients and snapping your receipt in the Fetch app to earn points toward free gift cards to your favorite retailers and restaurants, like Buffalo Wild Wings to enjoy a mess-free Wing Wednesday the next time you don’t feel like cooking.

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David Fairbanks is a writer, science educator and Chicagoan fueled by coffee. He's written about everything from Ferraris to handcrafted pet urns to Superman, and he genuinely loves loyalty/rewards programs.