Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Thai Curry Wings

The first time I tried the Thai Curry Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings I was blown away. It was in West Chester, Ohio, and I remember it like it was yesterday because I absolutely loved the combination of coconut, curry and just a bit of heat. I could’ve just licked the sauce off the wings, but then we were in a public place and that would’ve been awkward. Ever since I’ve been looking for a copycat of BW3’s sauce, and here it is. Now I can lick the sauce off the wings in the privacy of my own home!

I found the Shan chicken white karahi mix in the Pakistani section of our international supermarket. If you can’t find it nearby you can always order it online.

I could not find Thai chile peppers in our supermarket, so I had to go to plan B. I picked up a few packages of dried cayenne peppers, reconstituted them, and chopped them up. It was a great save.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
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Copycat Winger’s Wings

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Thai Curry Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 12-24 Thai peppers see my note
  • 1 5 ounce bottle green pepper Tabasco sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup ginger paste more or less, to taste
  • 2 packages Shan chicken white karahi mix  found in the Pakistani section of your grocery store

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce (start cooking when you start the wings)

  • Mince the peppers and then pound in a mortar and pestle or grind into a paste using the side of a knife blade. You want the peppers to form a paste.
  • Place the peppers and remaining ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until the ingredients are combined.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring occasionally, while the wings are cooking. You want the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • NOTE: I could not find Thai peppers at our grocery store. You can substitute jalapenos or seranos for more heat. Preferably you want to use a red pepper. I bought dried cayenne peppers, which I then reconstituted in hot water for 1 hour. I then removed the seeds and minced the peppers into a paste.

Nightmare Wings

Our neighbor gave me a bottle of dried powdered Carolina Reaper pepper. I knew exactly what I was going to make with it: Nightmare wings. I didn’t know, though, was would I survive.

Well, I’m still here! These Nightmare wings definitely packed a serious kick. But beyond that, they also had great flavor. These wings aren’t just about the heat. And if you prefer, you can certainly adjust the spiciness to your tastes. Jalapeno powder itself has just the right kick, while habanero powder brings just a bit more.

Nightmare Wings

I enjoyed my Nightmare wings ‘dry’. That is, without sauce. The rub has such a great flavor that I really didn’t want to hide it under a sauce. Now, true, I did have plenty of Ranch dressing on hand for dipping. I needed something to help cool off the heat from the Carolina Reaper peppers. At 1.5 million Scoville units, they pack a serious punch.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
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Bloody Mary Wings
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Nightmare Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the rub

  • 1 tablespoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground dried habanero or Carolina Reaper peppers
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried jalapeno
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

For the wings

For the rub

  • Combine ingredients.

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