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Monday, November 5, 2012

NuWave Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

The NuWave Oven is an interesting gadget, and I'm sure many of you have seen these advertised on the weekend infomercials.  The oven has a large domed top and uses infrared heat as a cooking source.  During the infomercial, the hosts show different foods you can cook in the oven, but the problem is, once this oven is delivered, many people just don't know what to do with it.  The cookbook that's enclosed with the oven is more than a little vague and just doesn't give you a lot of information so you can actually cook with this thing.  The answer to this problem is simple. Experiment!

Some people think this little oven is just a gimmick and I was a little skeptical too, but the truth is, you will never cook a more juicy and evenly roasted chicken than with this oven.  Really!  Here are a few recipes that we have tested with wonderful results  NuWave Baked Chicken, NuWave Baked Chicken Drumsticks, NuWave Oven Roast Beef. 

Now, on to my latest challenge, NuWave Oven Baked Chicken Wings.  I've been wanting to try this recipe for a long time and I was thrilled with the results.  We used the same breading technique and the same sauce that we use in our Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings, it was just the actual baking method that changed.  These wings are super easy to make.  Just double coat with a cornmeal breading, then bake it the NuWave for about 15 minutes.  You can coat these with your own sauce or try our Buffalo Wing Sauce detailed below.  Either way, you're in store for a delicious batch of wings.  Enjoy!!


3/4 cup Flour
3/4 cup Cornmeal
2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1 TB Garlic Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Salt
9 Chicken Wings cut into drumettes, center wing pieces and wing tips (discard tips) You will have 18 pieces total

Combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and garlic salt in a large bowl.  Add the wings, turning to evenly coat on all sides.  Place the coated wings on a baking sheet and let rest for 5 minutes, then recoat a second time in the breading.

Set up the NuWave and place the wings on the 4" cooking rack, leaving a bit of room between wings, if possible, to allow for even cooking. Cook on HIGH for 8 minutes, then turn wings over and cook for 6 - 8 minutes longer on HIGH. (Depending on the thickness of the wings, you will want to test them for doneness after about 6 or 8 minutes, see if they are cooked through, and add another 3 - 5 minutes, if needed. The juices should run clear when fully cooked.)

While the wings are cooking you can prepare the wing sauce.

Buffalo Wing Sauce
3/4 stick Salted Butter
1 TB Red Pepper Flakes
4 TB Garlic Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Original Sauce
1 TB  White Vinegar

Melt butter in saucepan then add red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat and stir until you get a roux consistency. Add Franks Red Hot sauce and vinegar and heat to just under a boil. Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes on low heat.

Dip the cooked wings into the sauce one at a time and coat thoroughly with sauce and place in serving bowl.


  1. Thank you so much for this recipe, I've been wanting to experiment with my NuWave and learn to cook more than 'snacks' or 'simple meals' in it. All in all this recipe is very good and helpful.
    Thanks again

  2. This is one of our favorites and I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Hey Thanks for the recipe! I completely agree to this, that we end up buying Nuwave oven and didn’t understand how to utilize it the best. Have read your old recipes and experimented them ;) And my kid loved Chicken drumsticks, will surely going to experiment this as well and will share you the feedback. Now I have started optimum usage of my Nuwave Oven. Will be waiting for more recipe’s.

  4. I'm so glad you liked the Nuwave recipes. We are working on a few more and will post them soon. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Yay! I love my NuWave! This is the 2nd recipe I've made in it and this recipe is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I'm so glad you liked the Buffalo Wings recipe. It's one of my favorite recipes and I love my NuWave too! Thanks for visiting!

  7. I'm excited to try this recipe! I love crispy wings but am trying to lose weight. This sounds like a great way to enjoy my treat without breaking the bank on the diet. Do these come out very hot? My hubby doesn't like too hot, is it okay with just decreasing the Franks? Thank you!

  8. This recipe make a fairly spicy sauce, but to reduce the heat just use 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes instead of 1 tablespoon. The Frank's adds more flavor than heat and gives the wings that classic "buffalo" flavor. I can't wait for you to try them. Please do report back. Enjoy!!

  9. Cooking 3 different flavors of wings right now...I use this given a lot......love it!!

  10. Hi Nonna - The NuWave is an easy way to cook wings and they come out crispy and juicy. The 3 flavors of wings sounds great! Let me know how they turn out.

  11. Thank you for posting... You are correct. The direction are very vague. Finally, it cooking!!!

  12. The dome on my nuwave cracked all the way down the side. Where can I purchase a new one without paying a fortune? All the ones I find are like $ 98 with shipping just for the dome.....

  13. Try Ebay. They have a few for $40 to $50.

  14. This is my second time using this recipe. So glad I found it. Best wings I ever made.


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