The Calories in Buffalo Wings

If you're watching your waistline, eating standard Buffalo wings may quickly sabotage your diet goals. This food is typically deep-fried, coated in a buttery sauce and then served with a side of fatty blue cheese or ranch dressing, picking up significant calories with each step. If you're making Buffalo wings at home, you can help reduce the calorie count by baking or grilling instead of frying and using a low-calorie dipping sauce.

An order of buffalo wings on a bar top. (Image: rez-art/iStock/Getty Images)

Calorie Content

At one major pizza chain, traditional Buffalo wings contain 130 calories per two-piece serving, boneless wings contain 200 calories per serving and crispy bone-in wings contain 240 calories per serving. Add a 1.5-ounce serving of blue cheese dipping sauce and you'll tack on an additional 230 calories. At the grocery store, Buffalo wings from one common brand contain 190 calories per 4-ounce serving. A "Good Housekeeping" recipe for lightly skillet-fried Buffalo tenders is a healthier choice at 285 calories per seven pieces, sauce included. Packaged vegetarian Buffalo wings are another diet-friendly alternative, containing just 120 calories per four pieces.

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