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Everyone knows fall off the bone wings are one of the best finger licking game day snacks, and these Spicy Ranch Chicken Wings are fantastic.
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Spicy Ranch Chicken Wings

Spicy Ranch Chicken Wings are soaked in hot sauce, butter, and vinegar, then coated with ranch seasoning and cooked until the meat falls off the bone.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings



  • 4 pounds chicken wings whole or cut into drummettes and wings with tips discarded
  • 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce I used Tobasco but Frank's Red Hot would work
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Combine wings, Tobasco, melted butter, and cider vinegar in a plastic freezer bag. Squeeze to mix and evenly distribute ingredients. Allow to marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours to overnight, occasionally squeezing the bag to ensure the chicken is fully coated.
  • To cook, heat grill or oven to 350 degrees F. If baking in oven, a grill rack set atop a baking sheet is ideal to give the bottom of the wing a nice dry finish, but not necessary if you don't have one. If using just a baking dish without a rack, be sure to grease the baking dish or use parchment paper. Arrange chicken in a single layer on grill or baking dish.
  • Sprinkle wings with dressing mix and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes until the skin starts to crisp and the meat is pulling away from the bone.


  • You can use whole wings or wings where the drumettes have been cut into separate segments.
  • I prefer to use Tobasco as my hot sauce but you can use a different kind, if desired.
  • Be sure wings aren't touching when they cook to allow them to cook evenly


Calories: 326kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 219mg | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.3mg