Buffalo wings are really easy to make. You basically only need 2 main ingredients: wings and sauce. The rest should be easily found in a regular pantry. Yeah, it's that easy. Trust me.
First, chicken wings. You can buy a party pack from the supermarket or go to the butcher like I do. I like the butcher because their wings are really large which makes for meatier wings. I really dislike scrawny wings. If I'm getting my hands dirty while eating, it better be more meaty and delicious food. Anyway, get your wings separated at the joints or do it yourself with a nice cleaver or sharp knife. Keep the drumstick and wing for the recipe. Keep the tips for stock.
Now marinate the wings overnight with salt, pepper, and chili powder. I use a sealable plastic bag. It's convenient and easy for clean up.
The next day, an hour before you plan on cooking the wings, take them out of the fridge to let them come up to room temperature. Unlike most people, I do not fry my wings. Instead, I bake them. It's just much easier for me to make them this way. And the taste is just fine too.