Buffalo Hot Wings

Buffalo Hot Wings

3 pounds chicken wings

2 (0.60 ounce) envelopes Italian salad dressing mix, divided

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1/2 to 3/4 cup hot sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dried Basil

Ranch dressing, for dipping

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Cut off wingtips, and discard; cut wings in half at joint, if desired. Place 1 package salad dressing mix in a large zip-top plastic bag; add wings, and shake to coat. Place wings in a single layer on prepared foil-lined pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until browned. Remove pan from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees F.

Stir together the remaining package of salad dressing mix, butter, hot sauce, lemon juice, and Basil. Pour over wings; bake for 30 more minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with Ranch dressing. Makes 4 - 6 servings.