Between all the butter and frying, many recipes for buffalo wings boast as much as 800 calories per serving. For a version that doesn’t compromise flavor or texture ¡ª but cuts back on the fat ¡ª cook up these baked buffalo wings. After taking one of these spicy, juicy wings for a quick dip in a blue cheese bath, you’ll never go back to the old-fashioned method again. Skip the frying, pop them in the oven, and focus on enjoying the game.
3 pounds drumettes and wingsKosher salt and freshly ground pepper1 tablespoon butter6 sprigs fresh thyme10 garlic cloves, crushed3/4 cup hot sauce
For blue cheese dip:1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt1/2 cup blue cheese crumblesScallions, to garnish