Hot Wings

Hot Wings

Hot Wings

Hot Wings

My family is going to be SO happy that I finally typed this recipe!!! The date on my original “chicken scratched and re-scratched” recipe is 2008 and it is never in a place where I can find it when they ask for wings.  I think the process of finding the recipe usually takes me as long as it takes me to make the wings themselves.  These wings are baked crisp instead of fried so that within itself makes this version healthier.  The hot wing sauce is just right… spicy but not so much that the “mild” people wouldn’t like them as well.  The blue cheese sauce makes the perfect compliment and the leftovers (if there are any) can be used as a delicious salad dressing!!! 

2 – Family size packages of chicken wings, clipped and cut into two sections

2 – dark beers

olive oil spray

salt

pepper

garlic powder

Soak the wings in the beer for several hours.  After soaking, spread the wings on a foil lined baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with the olive oil no stick.  Season both sides of the wings generously with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.   

Blue cheese dip:

1 1/4 cups Blue cheese, preferably Maytag, crumbled

1/2 package 8oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

2 Tbs Mayo, I like Dukes because it has no sugar

1Tbs White wine vinegar

1 Tbs minced garlic

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper

Juice of a lemon

*Aprox. 1/2 cup milk to thin the mixture

Mix all ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Blend well and whisk in the milk to thin to desired consistency.

Hot Wing Sauce:

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup crystal brand hot sauce.  I like the consistency of the Crystal brand.

1/4 cup ketchup

2 Tbs Worcestershire

1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp coarse ground black pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp white pepper

Juice of a lemon

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Set aside until ready to use.

Cooking instructions:

Preheat your oven to 450.  Turn all of your chicken wings skin side down on the baking sheet.  Cook them for 10 minutes on the back side.  Flip them skin side up and cook for 15 more minutes.  Turn the oven to broil and cook them for about a minute or longer just so the skin gets crispy but careful not to burn them.  Take them out of the oven and place them in a large mixing bowl.  Pour the hot wing sauce over them and mix them up so the sauce coats the wings.  Pour them out on a platter and serve them family style along with the blue cheese dip and fresh cut celery sticks.

Serve & Enjoy!!!

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Hot Wing Feeding Frenzy

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