recipe: buffalo wings (from Simply Recipes)
Buffalo wings, what can I say? Though I know plenty of people who don’t like chicken wings due to the lack of meat (I admit, you work quite a bit to eat only a small amount of chicken), I enjoy them! My husband and I will venture to Wing Stop every so often to enjoy their wings – the original, buffalo recipe, lemon pepper and our favorite, Cajun, with lots and lots of kick. Unfortunately, a lof of the good things in life are often deep-fried (as is the case of said chicken wing). I wanted to find a “healthier” alternative so I could enjoy chicken wings more often. Thank you, Simply Recipes and thank you, Anchor Bar for such a recipe!
Buffalo Wings (from Simply Recipes)
- 2 lbs wings (about 12 pieces, already separated into drummettes and the wings)
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 4 tbsp bottled hot pepper sauce (like Crystal or Frank’s Original)
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
1. Clean wings and drummettes, then place all the pieces in a bag.
2. To make the marinade, mix the melted butter with the hot pepper sauce, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Set aside 2 tbsp of the marinade in a small bowl. Pour the rest of the marinade over the chicken in the bag, seal the bag and “slosh” the bag around so the chicken is well-coated. (the original recipe has marinading the chicken in room temperature for 30 minutes, but I was too impatient!) Once the chicken is well-coated, drain the marinade and discard the bag.
3. Cover a pan with foil and place the chicken pieces on it. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for about 10 minutes on each side, until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove the cooked chicken from the oven and baste it with the marinade you set aside.
Sure, you can eat these buffalo wings with some kind of a dip (like blue cheese dressing) to keep the heat at bay, but I like them as they are so you can feel the kick. Enjoy!