Game Day Buffalo Cauliflower & Chicken Wings

Ain’t no thang but a chicken wang! I can’t think of a food more appropriate for the big game than chicken wings! My from-scratch hot sauce will definitely wow your Superbowl crowd. Have any vegans or vegetarians coming over? Swap out the wings in favor for buffalo cauliflower– everyone will looooove this recipe!

Game Day Buffalo Cauliflower & Chicken Wings

Game Day Buffalo Cauliflower & Chicken Wings


For the cauliflower:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ghee or vegan butter if you prefer
  • 1 tbsp organic local honey

To prepare hot sauce:

  • 1 large handful of your favorite dried peppers. I used Yamatsu Tsujita Hawk’s Claw Peppers, but dried habanero, chipotle, anchos, etc. works too!
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 habanero pepper seeded
  • 1/2 serrano pepper seeded
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper seeded

For the chicken wings:

  • 3 lbs chicken wings split with tips removed
  • 2 tbsp ghee melted
  • 2 tsp celtic salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Clean and cut cauliflower head into smaller pieces
  • Whisk together water, flour, ghee, honey and seasonings in a large bowl.
  • Place the cauliflower pieces into the batter and toss well.
  • Arrange battered cauliflower onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Toss with hot sauce and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Hot Sauce Instructions

  • Bring a saucepan full of water to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  • Add all ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Once cooled, blend together in a high powered blender until smooth.

Chicken Wings Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with foil and wire racks.
  • Cut the tips off of your chicken wings.
  • Toss the raw wings with ghee, salt, pepper, garlic and paprika.
  • Arrange the chicken on the wire racks and bake until browned, about 40 minutes.
  • Toss with hot sauce and serve.

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