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paleo buffalo wings

Paleo buffalo wings – I NEEDED them. Determined and hungry I went on a mission to devise my own paleo buffalo sauce. After hours of experimenting, I stumbled upon the perfect combination.

The wings are baked instead of fried. To be honest, I don’t miss the fried! I think the baked versions are tastier.

Buffalo sauce is traditionally made with cayenne, vinegar, and butter. I subbed coconut oil for the butter and added a few extra flavorings. The sauce will keep in a refrigerated sealed container so feel free to double the recipe to use for another time.

If you’re sensitive to spicy foods or feeding little ones, I recommend going easy on the cayenne and hot paprika until you find a combination that works for you.

Serve these delicious morsels alongside some celery sticks for a cool break from the heat.

Finger-licking GOOD.


paleo buffalo wings

Serves 4


baked chicken wings:

2 lbs chicken wings

1 t sea salt

1 t cracked black pepper

paleo buffalo sauce:

3 T coconut oil

3 T rice vinegar (or other form of white vinegar)

½ t cayenne pepper

½ t hot paprika

1 t garlic powder

1 t onion powder

1 medium sized lemon juiced

1 t sea salt


baked chicken wings:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Wash the chicken wings and pat dry.

Sprinkle evenly with sea salt and cracked pepper.

Bake at 400 for 45 minutes (time will vary – start watching after 40 minutes and bake until they start to look brown).

paleo buffalo sauce:

In a medium sized saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.

Add the cayenne, hot paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir until evenly combined.

Squeeze in the lemon and add the vinegar.

Take off heat and stir until evenly combined.

Set aside or pour into a sealable container for later use.

Store in the refrigerator.

Once the wings have cooled a little from the oven, put them in a gallon Ziploc bag and pour the buffalo sauce over. Seal the bag and shake for a good minute. This will evenly coat the wings. Pour into a bowl and serve!

Time: 1 hour

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. JG #

    MMmmmmmmm Good! And especially well with a well paired favorite beverage….Another great set of photos – Kudos!

    March 9, 2012
  2. Rick #

    Delicious recipe! Totally scored with the fam. Any hints on how to keep the wings from sticking to the foil?

    September 29, 2012
    • Rick, I’m so glad you and your family liked the wings!! You could try non-stick foil, lightly rub the wings with some extra virgin olive oil, or rub with melted virgin coconut oil. Happy to help further if those options don’t cut it!

      September 29, 2012
    • Debbie #

      I used a cooling rack for cookies inside my pan and sprayed that with cooking spray.

      October 3, 2013
  3. My extremely picky 11 year old went NUTS over these. Thank you:)

    October 21, 2012
  4. Sara #

    These look amazing! But I was wondering if there is a strong coconut flavour to them? I’m picky with coconut and I don’t think I’d like a strong taste of it in chicken, but I can’t eat dairy.

    August 26, 2013

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