Chicken wings or buffalo wings are an unbreaded chicken wing section that is generally deep-fried and then coated or dipped in a sauce consisting of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter prior to serving.
Chicken wings have a higher ratio of skin to meat than any other popular cut of chicken. It’s why they’re so flavorful. Deep frying makes them crispy, to be sure, but it obliterates the nuanced flavor of the skin. Roasting, on the other hand, caramelizes the skin and renders the fat, creating more complex taste.