Nightmare Wings

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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.

I like to make my spice, rub and seasoning mixes in big batches and keep them in large bottles with easy-to-pour shaker lids.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
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Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 100 homemade wing recipes, including sauces and seasonings!

Nightmare Wings
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5 from 2 votes

Nightmare Wings

These Nightmare wings definitely packed a serious kick. But beyond that, they also had great flavor.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 523kcal


For the wings

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

For the rub


For the wings

For the seasoning

  • Combine ingredients.


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 2454mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg

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

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