Monday, February 3, 2014

Carolina Wings

My absolute "go-to" dish when entertaining large groups of people (or a Super Bowl party) are these wings. The wings are made in the oven which makes them crispy, easy to make, easy to clean up, and healthier. My preference are wingettes over chicken wings (you can fit more on your baking sheet pan and they are easier to eat with one hand).  My typical rule of thumb is one pound (6 wingettes) per person. 


2 lbs - Chicken Wingettes
1/4 cup - Ketchup
Healthy Splash - Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp - Red Chili Flakes
1 tbsp - Adobo Sauce (canned Chipotle Peppers are kept in Adobo Sauce)
1 tsp - Dry Mustard
2 tsp - Granulated Garlic
1 tsp - Sugar
Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper

1) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Season the wings on both sides with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken wings evenly on a baking sheet (with the skin side up) and cook them for 45 minutes.
2) Take the pan out of the oven, flip the wings over, and cook for another 25 minutes.  While the wings are cooking, mix up the ingredients for the sauce: ketchup, red wine vinegar, red chili flakes, adobo sauce, dry mustard, granulated garlic, and sugar.
3) Remove the wings from the oven to a bowl and toss them in the sauce (be sure to have a few napkins on stand by). 

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