Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wings

Cook Time

20 Mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 Mins




1 1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup Butter, unsalted, cubed

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

3 lbs Chicken Wings, split

2 tsp Chives, Minced (garnish)

1/8 tsp Garlic, Granulated

2/3 cup Hot Pepper Sauce

1 tbsp Ranch Seasoning

To Taste, Sweet Heat Rub

1/2 tsp Sweet Heat Rub (for Sauce)

1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Cooking Instructions

When two of your favorite flavors combine, you get these zesty and tangy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wings. The wings are grilled until perfectly charred on the Pit Boss then tossed in a homemade Buffalo sauce that gets a little help from ranch seasoning. The ranch adds depth and tones down the heat of the Buffalo for a truly mouthwatering bite.

Wood Pellet Recommendation

In order to create a sweet, tangy flavor that pairs well with the spicy buffalo sauce, we recommend using our Fruitwood Blend Hardwood Pellets.

Note: This recipe uses Pit Boss Grills Sweet Heat Rub Seasoning.

Note: The FDA recommends to cook poultry to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss pellet grill on SMOKE mode and let it run with lid open for 10 minutes then preheat to 425° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-high heat.
  2. Place chicken wings in a large mixing bowl. Season with Sweet Heat.
  3. Prepare sauce: Set a small cast iron pan or saucepan on the grill. Add the hot pepper sauce, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Sweet Heat, cayenne, and granulated garlic to the skillet, and whisk to combine. When the sauce begins to bubble, remove the skillet from the grill and whisk in butter. Transfer the sauce to a mason jar.
  4. Combine 1 cup of the buffalo sauce with ranch seasoning. Set aside.
  5. Place wings on the grill and cook for 20 minutes, flipping and rotating every 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Remove wings from the grill when an internal temperature of 165° F is reached. Transfer to a mixing bowl, then pour sauce over. Toss to evenly coat. Garnish with fresh chives and serve warm.

Special Tools

  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Large Mixing Bowl (2)
  • Mason Jar
  • Whisk

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

Start grilling wings over indirect heat, away from the burn pot. Slowly move towards the burn pot throughout flipping and rotating for optimal browning.

Diet Info

  • Flexible Dieting

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