Game Day Chicken Wings are a crowd pleaser, perfect for tailgating or a weeknight dinner.
It's football season!! We have had a serious hankering for some good ol' chicken wings. We love to eat wings while watching football at a local sports bar or at home with our family and friends. The most popular flavor around here is and "sweet & hot", and I have perfected the recipe for these game day style chicken wings. The kids love this particular sauce so much, I think they would drink it out of a glass if I allowed them to. Years ago, I set on a path to duplicate this local favorite. Honestly, I tried hundreds of dozens of variations before I arrived at the perfect balance of sweet and hot. I am very proud of this recipe, as it is a flavor that everyone can enjoy: a little sweet on the front with a subtle touch of heat in the back.
I've been making these chicken wings for years at barbecues, sporting events, and parties. I consistently get compliments on them, which is why I have held this special recipe so close to my heart. I've been unwilling to share it, thinking this was my "million dollar" idea. Finally, this blog has given me a good platform to share it with the world. Maybe my "million dollar" reward will come by sharing it with a million people. I first made this wing recipe for Jackie for our family Labor Day cookout years ago. I soon realized that it was her million dollar smile while eating them that was what I was really looking for. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Go Bucks!
11/19: We have updated this recipe to include several preparations. If you are looking for a healthier version, you can air fry them or bake them!
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The search is over. The best recipe for Game Day Chicken Wings you will ever find is here: sweet and hot, and guaranteed to please everyone at the tailgate.
- 4 LB fresh chicken wings
- 2 C flour
- 1 TBSP garlic powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- FOR THE SAUCE:
- 1 ½ sticks butter
- ½ C brown sugar
- ¼ C hot sauce
- ¼ C BBQ sauce (your favorite)
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- Combine flour, garlic powder,salt and black pepper. Place mixture in large container with lid or large ziplock bag.
- Add wings to mixture and toss to coat wings and then remove wings and shake off excess.
There are 3 ways to cook the wings:
- Deep fry in vegetable oil for 25 minutes heated to 375° and drain from oil and toss in sauce.
- Bake in air fryer or in the oven for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of 165°.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Transfer wings to oil heated to 375° in a large stock pot so that oil covers wings. Cook for 10 minutes until crispy skin.
To make the sauce:
- Soften butter and add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.
- When wings are done cooking transfer hot wings to sauce and toss to coat.
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