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Jan 13, 2008 12:49 PM

What's your pick for best frozen buffalo wings?

I'm talking mass produced, anyone-can-get-'em type wings. *Not* from a Costco, Tader Joe's, etc. I want to buy them in the supermarket. I know they will not be most excellent, but your best pick considering that will be most appreciated...........:) Thank you!!

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  1. I'm not a big fan of the buffalo style, but my DH is, and so far the ones he likes best are the "Friday's" version. Small box, but he says it's closer to what he is used to.

    Now, I love the Tyson's Tequila lime chicken wings. Very good!

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    1. re: danhole

      at first I was going to reply that you should just get plain drummies and make your own sauce (still a good and relatively easy idea) But I realized that I actually do like the TGI Friday's version. They are small but have good flavor on them.

      1. re: babaoriley7

        I tried the TGIFriday's wings last night and they were pretty good. They have a good flavor with a nice spice. Thanks for the suggestion dan and baba!

        1. re: diablo

          We had these the other day after reading about it on here. They were quite good.

    2. Thanks danhole and babaoriley7. I know I should be making my own, but the apartment is small and the 'fried' smell sticks around forever when I make them myself. Plus, I'm fairly lazy :)

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      1. re: diablo

        I'm lazy, too! But I make chicken wings from wingettes (already cut into two pieces from perdue); season and put them in the oven at 400 degrees on a broil a foil pan (no washing), turn them once, and put the butter and hot sauce on top of the stove to melt together while the wings are cooking. Toss together and there you go. Maybe not quite as easy as frozen, but close!

        1. re: Val55

          Val, do they get crispy this way?

          1. re: diablo

            I have done them in the oven as well, but to get them crispy I stick under the broiler until they crisp up to our liking. You really have to do that with the frozen ones as well.

              1. re: diablo

                diablo - don't try this yet. I seem to remember that you have to coat them with a bit of flour before you bake. Otherwise the sauce won't stick. I need to look in my notebook and find the recipe for you. I'll get back to you later.

            1. re: diablo

              Yes, they have always gotten crispy. Like crispy on a roast chicken. Cook them skin side down first, then reverse. The recipe at frank's hot sauce site says 500 degrees, but mine have always come out fine at 400. It doesnt mention flour. I just toss in the butter hot sauce mixture. No matter how you do it, I'm sure they are going to be better than any frozen wings, with about the same effort.

              1. re: Val55

                Thanks for the suggestion Val.

        2. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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          1. re: diablo

            Tyson makes them. They're not bad.

            1. re: irishnyc

              the Tyson honey bbq ones are even better than the regular buffalo ones.