What’s the Best Way to Reheat Buffalo Wild Wings Boneless Wings?

Maybe it’s the day after the big game, Thursday after BOGO boneless wings, or just any day when you have some yummy Buffalo Wild Wings boneless wings to reheat. How do you get your delicious wings back to their original fresh-from-the-restaurant taste in the shortest amount of time?

No matter what flavors you have on hand, the best way to reheat Buffalo Wild Wings Boneless Wings perfectly is using your oven or toaster oven.

Oven or Toaster Oven

By far the best way to reheat your boneless wings is in the oven or a toaster oven.  Steps to reheat:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet in a single layer, leaving a little space between each wing.
    For easier clean-up, you can cover the sheet in foil. You may wish to spray the sheet or foil with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the boneless wings from sticking.
  3. When the oven has finished preheating, place the baking sheet in the oven.
  4. Bake the boneless wings for about five to six minutes on one side, then flip them and continue to heat for another five to six minutes.  For frozen wings, aim for nine to ten minutes per side.
  5. Remove the wings and enjoy immediately!

A special trick

To reheat your boneless wings with optimum flavor and without drying them out, you should spritz a bit of water across the wings before they go into the oven.  This can help the wings not dry out and prevent the high sugar sauces from scorching in the oven. 

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Another alternative is a very light spritzing of a neutral cooking spray.

Other Options for Reheating

Microwave

The fastest and easiest way to get those delicious boneless wings into your mouth is by using the microwave. The tradeoff for speed is that you can wind up with boneless wings that are not very crispy, but they’ll still be a great snack.  Steps to microwave boneless wings:

  1. Line a microwave-safe plate with a damp paper towel.
  2. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the plate and cover with another damp paper towel.
  3. Place the wings in the microwave and heat for about two to three minutes or until they become slightly warm. Be careful not to overheat them as it will dry them out.  For frozen wings, aim for four to five minutes – again, you just want them to be mostly warmed through.
  4. Remove the wings and enjoy immediately!

Microwave and Oven

If you have a few extra minutes and an oven available but don’t want to commit to using the oven to totally reheat your wings, you can start cooking the wings in the microwave and finish them in the oven or a toaster oven. This results in a crispier, less limp boneless wing.

  1. Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 400ºF.
  2. Line a microwave-safe plate with a damp paper towel.
  3. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the plate and cover with another damp paper towel.
  4. Place the wings in the microwave and heat for about two minutes or until they become slightly warm. Be careful not to overheat them as it will dry them out.  For frozen wings, aim for three to four minutes – again, you just want them to be mostly warmed through.
  1. Take the wings out of the microwave and place them on a baking sheet.
    For easier clean-up, you can cover the sheet in foil. You may wish to spray the sheet or foil with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the boneless wings from sticking.
  2. When the oven has finished preheating, place the baking sheet in the oven.
  3. Cook for about one minute, then carefully flip them over and place them back in the oven for another minute.
  4. Remove the wings and enjoy immediately!
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Pan-fry

This method is a bit more active than the oven methods but will yield a firm boneless wing that has almost all of the flavor and texture as when they first came from the restaurant. Steps to pan-fry your boneless wings:

  1. Heat a skillet on the stove at medium-high.
  2. Add either a small amount of neutral oil (vegetable oil, etc) or cooking spray to the skillet.
  3. Fry the wings for two to three minutes, tossing periodically to ensure all sides are heated.

With this method, you must be very careful not to get the pan too hot, or sauced wings will start to scorch.

Tips for All Cooking Methods

Take the wings out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for no more than 10 minutes.

Always ensure that reheated boneless wings reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Reheated wings that might have dried out a little can benefit from a little dip in ranch or blue cheese.

Considerations for Saucy Boneless Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings ‘hand spins’ their wings in sauce after they have already been cooked, so reheating them with the sauce on may result in a different taste and feel compared to the original. Sometimes this can wind up making the boneless wings dry inside after reheating, or you can risk high-sugar sauces (the best kind!) scorching a little in the heat of the oven.  If you prefer the sauce being applied after cooking or if you get your sauce on the side, you can cook the wings ‘unsauced’ as above and then:

  1. Pour sauce into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add reheated wings to sauce and fold with a spatula or ‘toss’ them gently.  Be careful of sending your boneless wings flying.
  3. Remove the wings from the bowl with tongs and place them on a serving plate.
  4. Enjoy immediately!
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For maximum enjoyment, you can always order your sauce on the side – it will make the reheated boneless wings closer to the way they arrived from the restaurant.

Considerations for Dry-Rub Boneless Wings

Dry rub wings could definitely benefit from a little spritz of water or cooking spray/oil before cooking. If you have a few spare moments, it’s even worthwhile to melt a little butter and brush it on the wings before cooking.

Don’t Wait Too Long

The FDA says you can safely keep those leftover boneless wings in the fridge for up to 4 days. If absolutely necessary you can freeze them for up to six months but this will definitely take away some of the flavors.

Time to Eat

Now that we’ve reheated our boneless wings it’s time to eat!  If you find yourself facing this same dilemma but with some tasty bone-in wings, you’ve still got a lot of options for a great snack.  Enjoy!

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