Buffalo Chicken Wings

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 18, 2010

Half of the family has finished their dinner.

The other half was sidetracked by the gorgeous weather, and the desire to use every moment of sunlight to work on “opening up the garden.”

(Nevermind that it might snow next week.  I’ve GOT to get my seeds for the spinach and lettuces, or is it LETTUCI?!, into the dirt.)

So open the garden up we did.

The little people ate and are off at the library (with their daddy) hanging out with the life size caterpillar from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

The big people will eat later.  After we reheat of course!

So here are my buffalo chicken wings…minus the celery and the blue cheese dipping sauce!


About 2 lbs of chicken wings ($2.42) Recently on sale for $1.19/lb
1 bottle of Franks Red Hot Wings Sauce ($.19)
Bread (from the freezer) and butter ($.79) On Manager’s Special of course!
2 large broccoli heads ($.82)


1. Marinate the wings in the hot sauce for at least 30 minutes, ideally overnight. Or better yet, freeze the wings in the sauce and let marinate as they thaw.

2. Bake wings and sauce at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until no longer pink.

3. Warm bread.

4. Steam broccoli in stovetop steamer or in a microwavable bowl with some water, covered with plastic, for 4-5 minutes.

5. Serve wings with bread and broccoli.

(Totally would have made a fabulous dipping sauce, but no time.)

Too distracted by the garden! And cleaning dirt from my fingernails!

Cost $4.22

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan March 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Dont you just LOVE gardening? I planted my “summer” seeds last week and already over half of them have sprouted! I’m so excited.


Dolli-Mama March 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

That’s funny, I made bonelss hot wings for dinner tonight too! I took advantage of the Free Franks Hot sauce coupon and made a sauce for homemade chicken nuggets, served with corn and green beans. Yum!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm


Yum! I’ll be using the other bottle of $.19 Franks to make some sauce!


Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! March 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I’ve been digging in the dirt everyday with the good weather. I can’t wait to get the garden planted.


Dee March 18, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I had to stop by to say I just love your enthusiasm about gardening. I live in Northern California and the sun is shinning, how could one resist planting seeds???!!. I am gonna do some pot gardening and take pics of my results soon. Gotta love those loving dirty hands and planting in God’s earth! I hope you post your garden pictures when you get it going!! Prayers for a great garden!! Hugs, Dee~

Ps. Those wings look too good girl, WOW


Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black March 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

So I guess you did see the forcast ;)

I almost took the kids to that, too! But I was at their school this afternoon and then we stayed to play in the park and it got late and we had to make and eat dinner and …
Did they like it?
I’ve been trimming bushes, but I haven’t even thought about seed planting yet…


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm

@Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black,

They had fun! Now that the planters are ready, it’s seed time!


Shelly March 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who works outside with the threat of snow coming!! I built one of the 4f x 4f containers today. It was absolutely gorgeous outside! I’ll end up making 5-10 containers for family soon as long as we have more days like today!!


Alta March 19, 2010 at 9:02 am

Wow, you found chicken wings on sale for cheap! It seems that somehow, wings are always one of the more expensive parts of the chicken these days. I can buy any chicken part for under $2, and whole chickens for less than $1/lb, but chicken wings? $3/lb. What’s up with that?

Anyway, yummy wings! This is a favorite in our household as well! And great job getting started on the garden. I did this last weekend as well. Of course, tomorrow, they’re saying it’ll be below freezing and a slight chance of flurries…oh well!


Brittany Zachary March 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

FYI-I found out that if you scratch your nails into a bar of soap before you garden, the dirt comes off more easily…works for me;-)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

@Brittany Zachary,

Great tip! Thanks!


Sarah March 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I am sorry for your loss of a family member, God bless you & your family.


claire October 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I live in Buffalo. We do not call them Buffalo Wings we call them chicken wings. LOL I love them and could eat them everyday! Franks Red Hot sauce is the best!


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