Kick Ass Chicken Wings

I had not tried to make chicken wings before, but the Super Bowl inspired me to do so… what resulted was so good, I have craved it ever since. I made it again this evening, and it’s still a kick in the pants…. which means I should probably share the recipe.

The sauce:
Texas Pete’s Buffalo Sauce – 1/8 cup
Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce – 1/8 cup
A1 Steak Sauce – 3 Tablespoons
Tiger Sauce – 2 tablespoons
Honey – 3 Tablespoons
Poultry Seasoning – 1 Tablespoon

Mix all of the above in a bowl until smooth. Set Aside.

The Chicken Wings:
1 bag (5 lbs) of Chicken Wings (I used Kroger store brand)

Thaw the wings out and let them sit in the fridge, uncovered for at least 30 minutes (this will help them crisp)

PREHEAT THE OVEN to 400 degrees.

The Rub:
Garlic Salt
Celery Salt
Black Pepper
Paprika РHungarian  Smoked

Mix with a fork until uniform.

The Rub + The Chicken:

After a minimum of 30 minutes in the fridge, place the wings on a non-stick cooking grate over an oven sheet (to catch the drippings).

Liberally cover the wings with the salt rub.

Let the Wings rest at room temperature for at least 15 to 30 minutes.

Yes, I know. It smells good, and you’re getting hungry… but this takes time.

The Cooking:

Place the rested Wings, coated with the rub, in the oven preheated to 400 degrees.

Cook for 35 to 45 minutes until browned and crispy.

The Coating: 

Using a large steel bowl (or plastic, your choice)…

Place all the wings into the bowl, and pour/slather/bathe the sauce over everything.

Shake that bowl up, until all the wings are covered.

Serve IMMEDIATELY. I do not recommend serving with Ranch or Blue Cheese. Eat ’em as they sit.


The aftermath:

Your lips will tingle and your taste buds will salute you. Lots of napkins and a bunch of those moist finger wipes or just a towel depending on your style…. Lots of pop and beer. Lots of “ohmigosh” and licking of fingers.

The rub is IMPORTANT. The salt draws moisture from the wings. All the resting draws moisture from the wings. This results in CRISPY WINGS from the oven, and since you’ll set the wings in a non-stick grate, they won’t soak up the drippings. Is this health food? Heck no. But it’s good food.

Want to make your wings NUCLEAR? Get some Doichan sauce… moohahahahahaha!

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