Hot Sweet Sticky Chicken Wings

For “Thursday Night Football” you gotta have some serious munchies on hand.  So last night I made myself a batch of Hot Sweet Sticky Chicken Wings, Fresh Corn Fritters (see next post) and a arugula/green salad mix tossed with a raspberry vinegarette dressing.  I really enjoyed my Thursday night football munchies.  I didn’t get to watch much of the game because my son, Kory stopped by for a visit.  I offered him some chicken wings and he said, “No, I better not because I probably have dinner waiting for me at home.” I said, “OK” and continued putting away my leftovers. Then I said, “I made one of Dad’s favorite dishes – Fresh Corn Fritters would you like to taste one?” Kory said, “Fresh Corn Fritters…… oh yeah”  He ate two of them!!

When I made my dill pickles  a couple of days ago, I had some of the Kosher Dill Mix leftover.  I used the leftover dill mix as a brine for my chicken wings and it really gave my chicken wings a great flavor.  NOTE: You can make this chicken wings recipe without brining your chicken.  Here’s how I made my Hot Sweet Sticky Chicken Wings. See the next post for my Fresh Corn Fritters recipe.  Enjoy!

Hot Sweet Sticky Chicken Wings

I started with 2 lbs of whole chicken wings.  The wing tips make perfect little handles to hold on to when you’re eating chicken wings! I put my chicken wings in a small pan and poured the leftover dill pickling mix covering all of the wings.  As I mentioned above, you do not have to brine the wings.  I just happened to have some brine leftover from making dill pickles so I thought I would use it. (see post “Making Dill Pickles, Pickled Carrots, Onions and Garlic”)

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I covered the pan with plastic wrap, placed it in the fridge and marinated my wings for 2 hours.

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After 2 hours marinating time I removed my wings from the brine, put them in a strainer and rinsed off with cold water. I dried the wings with a paper towel and set aside.

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Making the flour mixture

In a large bowl add these ingredients and mix until well combined.

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon Panko Bread Crumbs

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon granulated onion

1 teaspoon paprika

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Toss chicken wings in the mix.  Mix until wings are coated with the flour mixture.

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Preheat your oven to 475 degrees

Line a small sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with canola oil.  Place chicken wings in the pan and drizzle with olive oil.

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Bake chicken wings in a 475 degree oven for 45-50 minutes – turning once.  While the wings are baking start preparing your Hot Sweet Sticky Sauce.  In a small sauté pan over medium low heat, add 2 tablespoons of jalapeno jelly (preferably homemade) or use the store bought kind if you must….too bad you don’t live closer I would give you a jar of my Jalapeno Jelly!

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Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce.

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Whisk together until the jalapeno jelly and the butter is melted.  Remove from the heat, cover and set aside.

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When the wings are done put them into a stainless steel bowl. Pour the Hot Sweet Sticky sauce over wings and toss together until all the wings are coated with sauce. Serve immediately.

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Here’s my football night munchies! Hot Sweet Sticky Chicken Wings, Fresh Corn Fritters, Arugula and Greenleaf Lettuce  tossed with Raspberry Vinegarette dressing. FYI……..I didn’t eat all of those wings and corn fritters – I just put them on the platter for the picture.  The leftovers WILL be eaten today for lunch for sure LOL……Happy Friday!

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Categories: Football Munchies, Great Appetizers

Author:Josie Roed

“Many of our most cherished memories involve gathering together around the dinner table and enjoying great food. Always make time for a great homemade meal with your family and friends.”

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2 Comments on “Hot Sweet Sticky Chicken Wings”

  1. Elaine
    October 18, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    The wings sound great. I think we’ll try them when we get back. I can’t wait for the fritter recipe— they were sooo good.

    • October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      you will like the wings recipe. Will be posting the Fresh Corn Fritter recipe later on today. Have a safe trip. See you girls when you get back in town.

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