Spicy-Sweet Chicken WingsPosted by in Entertaining | Food
I’ve tackled another one of Martha’s Superbowl party foods, Spicy-Sweet Chicken Wings (page 38 of January Martha Stewart Living). First let me say this. I’m from Buffalo. Home of the chicken wing. When we order wings here we get them from some of the very best places in the entire world. Tough to beat.
I do occasionally make my own wings. So I was eager to give Martha’s version a try.
First you make the sauce – a mix of hoisin, orange zest, hot sauce, honey and sesame oil. I felt right away it could not possibly be enough. You marinate the wings in part of it, then bake them. Halfway through you put the rest of the sauce on them. The wings did not get as crispy as I like them and they were on the edge of burning. They had a slightly mushy texture. I like them crunchy.
The sauce had a nice taste, but there just was not enough of it. Having the dipping sauce definitely helped, but usually a dip has a different flavor, not a repeat of the same tastes.
Everyone agreed these wings were ok, but not terrific. I would recommend cooking them longer at a lower temp so that the sugars in the sauce do not burn, yet the wings have time to crisp.
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If you’re from Buffalo, you must know all about the Buffalo Chicken Dip craze this year! Have you check out the site: http://www.buffalochickendip.com? Or the facebook page? Hilarious!
Anyway, here’s my recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip. Great for Super Bowl and just like hot wings without all the mess:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cans (9.75 oz each) Swanson Chunk Chicken Breast, drained
½ cup Frank’s RedHot® Sauce
½ cup blue cheese salad dressing
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
Assorted fresh vegetables and/or crackers
1) Stir cream cheese in 9” deep dish pie plate until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
2) Bake at 350°F. for 20 min. until hot and bubbling. Stir. Serve with vegetables and crackers.
– Substitute ranch dressing for blue cheese dressing and shredded cheddar cheese for blue cheese crumbles.
– Make it tailgate friendly – prepare ahead of time and transport in a disposable heavy foil pan. When you get to the tailgate heat it on a grill and serve nice and hot!
– Make this in the microwave by heating it on high for 5 minutes instead of baking
– Keep it warm in a crockpot or slow cooker
Yes, it’s been around here for a long time – not really a new thing in this neck of the woods. Yummy though.
Those wings from the post look delicious, makes me want to try the recipe too!
Kaitlin, that is also a great recipe. It’s very similar to one that I’ve also been using.