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Kickin Kickoff Honey Barbecue Wings

Honey Barbecue WingsWell folks it’s January and we all know what that means, right? It’s time to set our New Year’s resolutions into stone and drop 50 pounds by living off of lettuce and water. Wrong! It’s time to start gathering up some deliciously fattening recipes in preparation for game day!

Hey, in my house the Super Bowl is a time-honored tradition that gives the guys an excuse to make some of the most fattening bad for us food on the planet. Why? Well, because it tastes absolutely amazing, that’s why. I mean do we really need any other reason than that? No, I don’t believe we do.

With that said, I present to you the first in my series of Super Bowl snack ideas that are sure to rock the house and make you the star chef that will be hailed for many days to come!

I’m a huge fan of wings, and I love nothing more from my wings than that perfect combination of spicy and sweet. This sauce recipe is sure to delight your taste-buds while providing just the right amount of kick to have you off the couch cheering on the team in no time.

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  • 3 to 5 pounds of chicken wings (these normally go so fast that I will make at least 5 pounds)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. of Texas Pete Hotter Hot Sauce

Wings: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bake wings for 45-50 minutes until the skin is crispy. You can also deep fry them, but the taste is almost the same, the fat content is much higher, and you really have to babysit them while they’re frying.

Sauce: Combine all of the ingredients listed above except the wings of course in your blender and blend until thoroughly mixed. Pour the mixture into a pot and simmer for about 30 minutes while covered.

Coating Your Wings: Poor sauce into a large glass or heat-proof bowl and toss wings inside. Ensure full sauce coverage in bowl. I will also typically pour the sauce over the wings on the platter I plan to serve them on. Serve these up with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks to compliment as garnish.

Pro Tips: Make certain not to inhale the steam coming off the pot you simmer the sauce in. The vinegar, pepper, and hot sauce will quickly make you wish you hadn’t. I learned this the hard way. Also, make certain your ingredients are thoroughly mixed. If you’re having difficulty, take a look at our top recommended blenders for some great models that won’t leave you in the poor house.

This sauce recipe has always been a hit with friends and family on game day. It provides just the right amount of heat without running those who don’t like heat away.

Give this one a go and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with just how fast these wings fly off the plate. Leave your thoughts and comments below, and thanks for reading!

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