Kick Off Game Day with Baked Spicy Bourbon Chicken Wings

Today I’m going to talk about something that I know nothing about. Football. Actually, strike that. Today I’m going to talk about something that I know a lot about. Football snacks. With the biggest football event of the year coming up I’m sure that many of you are planning your menus for parties or gatherings filled with some of the traditional football food classics. Some of my favorites include nachos, sliders and my famous Baked Spicy Bourbon Chicken Wings.

Ever since I discovered the secret to making crispy baked chicken wings my life has been changed. My husband is always asking me if I can make them during the regular football season because they turn out crispy and delicious, just like you’d get in a restaurant. I love that they are baked because they still turn out crispy and some of the fat and calories are cut out by not frying these little wings.

I decided this year that instead of going with classic buffalo sauce I’d transform it into something more gourmet. This sauce is sweet, spicy and sticky, and pairs perfectly when dunked in chunky blue cheese dressing. You can easily kick up the heat on the sauce by adding additional hot pepper sauce into the mix or scale it back for a milder wing. I like to make the sauce the day before I need it so that all the flavors can blend together.

Add these Baked Spicy Bourbon Chicken Wings to your menu this weekend for the big game. Serve then with a side of blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery for the ultimate wing experience. Also be sure to enter the What Is Your Wing Dip contest now for your chance to win a brand new television from Litehouse!

Baked Spicy Bourbon Chicken Wings

Serves 8 | Finish in 1 hour 30 minutes
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This recipe uses our Baked Chicken Wing recipe for ultimate crispy wings and smothers them in a sweet and spicy Bourbon buffalo sauce. You can make them as hot or mild as you’d like!

Ingredients

1 batch Crispy Baked Chicken Wings (without sauce)

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup finely minced onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup bourbon, divided

3/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup hot pepper sauce

1/4 cup tomato paste

3 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar

Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese dressing

Directions

Prepare chicken wings according to the recipe instructions.

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until golden, about 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup bourbon; boil until most of liquid is absorbed, 6 to 8 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup bourbon, ketchup, hot pepper sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

When the wings finish cooking, place half of them in a large bowl and drizzle some sauce over the top. Toss the wings in the bowl to coat completely. Plate the wings and repeat with the remaining wings.

Serve immediately with Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese dressing, carrots and celery.


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