Going back to college with these Air Fryer Zebb’s Wings. With a mix of ranch, Buffalo sauce, and crumbled blue these, these wings are packed with flavors.
So, not only is it #NationalLasagnaDay and the start of #BacktoSchoolTreats week, it’s also #ChickenWingDay! Did you know that? I did. And I, crazy loon that I am, signed up to host this event along with my holiday (lasagna day) and co-host the other event.
I have lost my mind. Can you help me find it?
This was the easiest of the three recipes to make for today. Because I love my air fryer and it makes THE BEST baked wings. They’re super crispy and delicious every time I make them. And they’re moist inside, too. How could I not want to share more air fryer chicken wing recipes with you?
So, there’s a story with these wings. And I’m sure I’ve mentioned this restaurant before. But you’ll have to do some digging on the blog to find it. It’s way back in the archives. And it only talks about Buffalo chicken anything in those posts. Just to give you a hint.
I went to college in Rochester, New York. That’s between Syracuse and Buffalo. And it wasn’t even really IN Rochster proper. It was in Henrietta but the school wanted to keep the Rochester name so they somehow rigged it so the address read Rochester. Don’t ask me how.
Now, this school has basketball, baseball, lacrosse, but no football. We had hockey. This is how I came to enjoy the sport and have pride in our school. It wasn’t well known around these parts. At least not in my circles, so it was good to have pride in my school. Isn’t it?
Anyway, I didn’t start going to the games until I bet the BF JB. That’s The Boyfriend JB. Names are turned into initials to protect… who really cares, right? That was 2 lifetimes ago.
It wasn’t until I started dating JB that we started attending the games. They were Friday nights and we ALWAYS sat with the corner crew. We screamed the loudest, had the best chants, and just had a great time with a good group of friends.
After the game there weren’t many options for food. Before the games there weren’t great options for food. There was Nate’s, I think? Or we could cook something. That’s always thrilling; trying to figure out what to microwave that you haven’t made like 100 times already.
So, we took to going out for either Dibella’s subs or Zebb’s for dinner. There might have been a few other places, but those were the two favorites over time. Dibella’s makes THE BEST subs I’ve ever had. Jersey Mike’s is a close second, but not quite. The bread is different at Dibellas than Jersey Mikes.
Now Zebb’s they had a full menu. Heck, we even did beers of the world once. You had to drink at least one beer on the list to get a t-shirt. I don’t think I still have it. I might, but it was 2 lifetimes ago.
Zebb’s had really good everything. Their fries were always fresh. The clam chowder was excellent. The Friday fish fry was bigger than your plate. It was all excellent food.
And then there are the wings.
Their wings were a combination of ranch dressing and Buffalo wing sauce. It was the perfect combination of those two flavors together. The wings were tossed in this delicious combination. And it wasn’t just any ranch. It was a garlic ranch. Oh so delicious.
They were always the appetizer of choice Friday before the game. While this recipe doesn’t quite meet the memory expectations, they are still perfectly delicious, messy, and excellent for any kind of game day you have. Including a hockey game.
The ranch combined with the Buffalo sauce is the best of both words. Then you toss it all with some really good blue cheese, and I’m not talking about the pre-crumbled stuff. You need to get a block and crumble it yourself. And make sure you can see the veining. That is if you like blue cheese. If not, maybe some queso fresco or feta? Think about it….
There’s a few of us sharing chicken wing recipes for today. I hope you check out their blogs and see what they’re serving up.
- 1/3 cup Buffalo wing sauce
- 1/3 cup ranch dressing
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken wingettes
- Cook the at 380 for 12 minutes. Flip the wings over and cook an additional 12 minutes.
- Turn the heat to 400 and cook an additional 5 minutes on each side.
- While the wings are cooking combine the remaining ingredients.
- When the wings are cooked toss immediate in the sauce and serve.
Ain’t nothing but a chicken wing! Chicken Wing Day recipes
- Air Fryer Garlic Ranch Wings by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Air Fryer Intense Garlic Chicken Wings by Daily Dish Recipes
- Air Fryer Zebb’s Wings by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Baked Chicken Wings Tandoori Style by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Israeli Sticky Wings by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Jalapeno Peach Chicken Wings by Palatable Pastime
- Smoked BBQ Wings by The Freshman Cook
- Sticky Asian Baked Wings with Honey by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice