Wicked Sticky Wings

Warning: The term ‘sticky’ is a tremendous understatement when it comes to describing these Wicked Sticky wings. Think sticky molasses, and then think stickier. Don’t spill the sauce (like someone I know might have done) or you will be cleaning counter tops and sinks and what-not for days. Trust me. Now, on to the wings…

These wings are crazy good. Wicked heat. Sticky sweet. I made them crispy style on my Char-Broil Big Easy, but you can make them anyway you like, from smoking them to deep frying them. It’s the sauce that shines here, and boy is it messy great. Wicked sticky wings are called that for a reason.

Wicked Sticky Wings

I went simple with the dipping sauce for these wings. Just straight-out-of-the-bottle chilled Ranch dressing. Nothing fancy, just something to offset the kick of the sauce just a bit.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings.

Wicked Sticky Wings
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Wicked Sticky Wings

These wings are crazy good. Wicked heat. Sticky sweet.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy, sweet, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 713kcal

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock

For the sauce (double if you like your wings saucy!)

  • 1/3 cups Your favorite hot sauce I used Frank's RedHot
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool COMPLETELY before using. Even better, cover and refrigerate overnight. This will help the sauce stay sticky and thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Raspberry Chipotle Wings

Oh, goodness me! Raspberry chipotle wings are my newest food addiction. The sauce is just crazy good. Great berry flavor and a nice helping of heat. And a little bit of sweet to temper that kick just a bit. I used fresh local raspberries, but frozen would work just fine too.

Raspberry Chipotle Wings

The raspberry chipotle sauce would also be great on a grilled pork tenderloin, or just grilled chicken. I wouldn’t be afraid to add a bit more of the chipotle if you’re into heat like I am. Just make sure that when you strain the sauce you don’t let any seeds through.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings.

Raspberry Chipotle Wings
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Raspberry Chipotle Wings

Raspberry chipotle wings are my newest food addiction.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry, spicy, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 551kcal

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped, with more sauce added
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

For the sauce

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and saute until starting to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Transfer sauce to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing to remove the solids.
  • If sauce is too thin return it to the saucepan over low heat while cooking the wings. Do not let the sauce burn, though.

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Smoky Chipotle Wings

I’m been seriously addicted to making dry wings, like these smoky chipotle wings. Anita and I recently spent a few days in lovely Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while attending a conference. I made sure I had my ‘to-eat’ list down before leaving, because one thing you can be sure of finding in Pittsburgh: good food. At the top of my list was dry chicken wings. No, not dry like ‘ewww, this meat is dry’. Dry as in the wings aren’t tossed in sauce after being cooked. Instead they are dusted with seasoning. The end result is almost like roasted chicken, but with much more pronounced flavors.

Smoky Chipotle Wings

When you first taste the rub for these smoky chipotle wings you might think they’ll come out super spicy. Maybe too spicy for grandma. Well, no actually. The heat mellows a bit while the wings cook. You’re left with a slightly smoky, slightly sweet, and a bit-of-heat flavor that is absolutely crazy good. Good enough for grandma, though you might want to run the idea by her first.

Smoky chipotle wings would be absolutely perfect served any time, but they’d really make a great appetizer for the big game. They’re easy to make and packed with flavor.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of homemade wing sauces and seasonings.

Smoky Chipotle Wings
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Smoky Chipotle Wings

When you first taste the rub for these smoky chipotle wings you might think they’ll come out super spicy. Well, no actually.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoky, spicy, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 530kcal

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 3 tablespoons Smoky Chipotle Rub from below, divided

For the Smoky Chipotle Rub (makes more than you'll need)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Instructions

For the wings

For the Smoky Chipotle Rub

  • Combine all ingredients. Store leftover rub in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 1331mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.