Monday, March 4, 2013

Buffalo Wings

A few weeks ago I really wanted some wings but I didn't want to go out. So, I got online to try and find a good wing recipe that we could make at home, and I found a great one! We had everything for it expect the wings. This recipe turned out good the first time but the second time we added more sauce and it was awesome! 

The sauce
 Turned out good but Shane & I agreed they needed more sauce. 

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings (about 12 wings)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 4 Tbsp. bottled hot pepper sauce (like Crystal or Frank's Original)
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  1. Cut off wing tips (discard or reserve for other use such as making stock). Cut wings at the joint. Put chicken wing pieces in a plastic bag. Set aside. Food safety note: when cutting raw chicken it is best to use a cutting board reserved just for cutting raw chicken. Wash thoroughly when finished. Do not let raw chicken juices come in contact with other food.
  2. Create a marinade by stirring together the melted butter, hot pepper sauce, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Pour all but 2 tablespoons of the marinade over the chicken pieces in the plastic bag. (Reserve those 2 Tbsp. of marinade for coating after the pieces come out of the oven.) Seal bag and let marinate at room temperature for half an hour. When marinating is finished, drain marinade and discard bag.
  3. Place wing pieces on the rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for about 10 minutes on each side, until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove from oven and baste with the 2 Tbsp. of reserved marinade (not the marinade that was in contact with the raw chicken).

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