Baked Boneless Buffalo Wings From Scratch

The first time I whipped up these baked boneless buffalo wings from scratch, my husband couldn’t get enough. After we finished eating Tyler said, “these are the best wings I’ve ever had”. They’re coated in breadcrumbs, tossed in sauce, and baked for a healthier crisp.

wings laying on a plate with cup of ranch
Source: Plum Branch Home

Disclaimer: The content I share is based on personal experience and opinions. Some links may be affiliates like Amazon, but I only recommend what I find valuable. I’m not responsible for linked products/services, allergies, or dietary upsets. Consult a professional for any medical advice. Read our full privacy policy here.


Each piece of chicken is breaded with homemade breadcrumbs for the perfect crunch without the additives in store bought mixes. They’re baked in the oven for a healthier crisp rather than frying. After cooking, they’re tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce for the perfect flavor. You’re going to love them!

Baked Boneless Buffalo Wings Recipe Inspiration

My husband and I’s love for boneless buffalo wings inspired this recipe. We love grabbing wings out on date night so I decided to make my own at home. They’re healthier, cheaper, and dare I say more delicious!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Super easy recipe to follow
  • Only wholesome ingredients are used
  • Taste better than the restaurants
  • You can control the heat level
upclose shot of wings with a side of ranch
Source: Plum Branch Home

What’s the Deal with Boneless Wings?

As you may have heard in the news or online publications, people think boneless wings are just chicken nuggets, which they are. The one large difference is boneless wings are chunks of chicken breast while chicken nuggets are usually ground chicken that’s been shaped.

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • Don’t skip over the double dredging before baking. This creates an extra crisp breading.
  • Cut your chicken with kitchen scissors, it makes the process so much easier and faster.
  • Use old bread to make breadcrumbs for this recipe and reduce food waste in your home.
  • To make the dredging process faster, put a lid on the mixing bowl full of breading mixture and toss the chicken pieces all at once.
  • Use my homemade buffalo sauce recipe, it’s the best sauce for these wings!

How to Make Wings Ahead of Time

If you’re looking to meal prep or make the wings ahead of time, follow the recipe all the way until you toss them in sauce. Instead of tossing, let them cool and store in the freezer.

Reheating Frozen Boneless Chicken Wings

When you’re ready to eat just place as many as you’d like on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Toss in sauce when you’re done.

over head shot of wings on a plate and cup of ranch
Source: Plum Branch Home

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce (my homemade recipe is the best)

Breading

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Egg Mixture

  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 egg

Kitchen Tools You’ll Need (affiliate links)

How to Make Boneless Buffalo Wings in the Oven

First, trim off any excess fat on each chicken breast and slice into wing size pieces.

dry breading mixture being prepared
Source: Plum Branch Home

Second, in a mixing bowl add breadcrumbs, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic. Mix to combine and set aside.

egg mixture being whisked
Source: Plum Branch Home

Third, in a second mixing bowl add milk, hot sauce, and egg. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Forth, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fifth, prepare a baking sheet by adding a layer of parchment paper or grease with butter and dusting of flour. Set aside.

Sixth, take each piece of chicken, dip it first in the egg mixture, then the breading mixture, repeat for a second round of dredging (wet and dry), then place on a baking sheet.

Seventh, do this for all pieces of chicken.

Eighth, bake for 10 mins at 425 degrees

breaded chicken on a sheet pan
Source: Plum Branch Home

Ninth, flip each piece of chicken over, turn the heat up to 450 degrees, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

wings being tossed in sauce
Source: Plum Branch Home

Tenth, toss wings in buffalo sauce and enjoy!

Alternative Cooking Methods

You can also use a skillet, an air fryer, or a fryer to cook these wings. I recommend baking them in the oven for a healthier crisp.

Storage Tips

My favorite way to store leftover wings is to freeze them in an airtight container for maximum freshness. They’ll last up to 3 months in the freezer. You can also store cooled-down wings in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Sides to Serve with Buffalo Wings

  • potato crisps
  • baked potatoes
  • homemade fries
  • sweet potato fries
  • potato wedges
  • ranch dressing
  • carrots and celery
plate of wings with a cup of ranch and a tray of plain wings in the background
Source: Plum Branch Home

Recipe FAQ

How do you cut chicken breasts for boneless wings?

You can use a sharp knife to cut chicken breasts into even chunks for boneless wings. Or my favorite way is using kitchen scissors to cut the breasts into chunks. It’s not super important what direction you cut or how you do it.

What cut of meat is boneless buffalo wings?

Boneless wings are made out of chicken breasts cut into chunks.

Aren’t boneless wings just chicken nuggets?

Basically yes, they’re just chicken breasts cut into chunks. However, a regular chicken nugget is ground chicken that’s been shaped and breaded.

Do I sauce my wings before or after I bake them?

It’s best to sauce wings after you bake them for the most flavor.

Can I coat chicken with baking powder instead of flour?

You can use a little baking powder in your breading mixture for a crispier breading. But I don’t recommend substituting baking powder for flour.

Are baked chicken wings healthy?

Baked chicken wings are much healthier than fried due to the lack of oil being used. This alone cuts down on unhealthy fats and additives.

More Delicious Chicken Recipes

I love hearing how much you love our recipes, be sure to leave a review below! 😊

wings laying on a plate with cup of ranch

Boneless Buffalo Wings from Scratch

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
The first time I whipped up these baked boneless buffalo wings from scratch, my husband couldn't get enough. After we finished eating Tyler said, "these are the best wings I've ever had". They're coated in breadcrumbs, tossed in sauce, and baked for a healthier crisp.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce (my homemade recipe is the best)

Breading

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Egg Mixture

  • 1/2 cup milk dairy or dairy-free
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Trim off any excess fat on each chicken breast and slice into wing size pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl add breadcrumbs, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic. Mix to combine and set aside.
  • In a second mixing bowl add milk, hot sauce, and egg. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by adding a layer of parchment paper or grease with butter and dusting of flour. Set aside.
  • Take each piece of chicken, dip it first in the egg mixture, then the breading mixture, repeat for a second round of dredging, then place on a baking sheet.
  • Do this for all pieces of chicken.
  • Bake for 10 mins at 425 degrees
  • Flip each piece of chicken over, turn the heat up to 450 degrees, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Toss wings in buffalo sauce and enjoy!
Keyword baked boneless buffalo wings, boneless buffalo wings, bonless buffalo wings from scratch, plum branch home boneless buffalo wings

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating