Post # 1
The Superbowl is coming up, and I need to get started on my wing recipe! We always have our best friends over for the game and a cook-off of some sort; this year, we’re making chicken wings!
Also, do you have any tips to share? This is my first time making chicken wings, so I’m not sure what’s better – baked, fried, or made in the slow-cooker?
Post # 3
@Mrs. Spring: We have the BEST crispy wing recipe 🙂 It’s a lot of work, but it’s so worth it!! Here you go!
Post # 4
Does chicken wing dip count? Or maybe serve as an appetizer to keep with the chicken wing theme? If so, a favorite recipe of mine is:
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 12 oz bottle franks hot sauce
1 12 oz bottle blue cheese dressing
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1 pkg shredded cheese (Monterey jack and mild cheddar both work well)
Soften the cream cheese,mix with blue cheese, hot sauce, chicken and half of the cheese. Bake for 15 mins. Remove from oven, sprinkleremainder of cheese on top, and bake for another 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve hot with tortilla chips or wedges of pita bread.
It’s always a crowd pleaser!
I’ve never made my own chicken wings, but I would definately fry them over bake them.. Not sure how they would turn out in the slow cooker.
Post # 5
If you’re looking to do hot wings my fiance makes amazing wings by steaming and then baking. He actually steams them on the stove with beer instead of water… and then he puts them in the oven for a smidge more time after he’s slathered on the sauce. He’s not home to check about cooking times but i THINK he steams the wings for like 20-25 minutes, sauces them, and then bakes them for another 5-10 minutes. I’ll have to confirm that though. Clearly I am not the cook of the family! 🙂 Also, we’ve found that Franks wing sauce is our fave. Can’t go wrong!
Post # 6
@mcmillan0529: A fellow Buffalonian! Maybe you are like me, and never make wings since we have so many great places to order them from in the first place?
Post # 7
@Candace From BC: Mmmm, I like those flavors! Are the wings still moist, coming out of the oven?
@mcmillan0529: Lol, actually, this would be perfect for our Superbowl party! Thanks!
@mannarose630: Definitely ask about the steaming; I’m kinda curious how that works.
Post # 8
@nutMeg13: haha I think you’re right! Why go to the trouble of making them if they can be delivered hot and fresh in like 30 mins 🙂
Also, Franks is definitely the best way to go. Mixing it with melted butter makes it more mild if you find that it’s too spicy straight from the bottle (not sure of your spice tolerance).
Post # 9
@mcmillan0529: No butter for me. I like my wings SUPER hot!
Post # 10
I take wings, rinse them, and lay them on paper towels to get all the moisture out (I even cover them with more paper towels and press down.
Then, I place on a foil lined baking sheet that’s been generously brushed with olive oil (so the wings don’t stick to the foil).
I put them in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes; I usually turn them once during the cooking.
Then, I take them out, put the oven to broil, and put the wings in a bowl and toss them with Frank’s Red Hot (we prefer the regular – their Buffalo version wasn’t as good when we compared them side by side).
Once the wings are coated, they go back in the oven for about 6-7 minutes and then I turn them (sometimes add a bit more sauce to the tops) and they go back in for about 4-5.
It’s seriously the easiest method and they come out SO good!
For a dipping sauce we take about 1/2 package of cream cheese, soften it up a little. Add some ranch and stir until super smooth. Then add some blue cheese crumbles in…. the last time we made them, Darling Husband threw some minced garlic in there too…..
ETA: that wing dip posted above is like crack for superbowl parties. I’ve made it a few times for Darling Husband and his friends and they thought I was a goddess. 🙂 I use ranch instead of blue cheese dressing… It sometimes gets clumpy on top (when the cheese hardens/gets cold), and I’ve heard making it in a crock pot helps with that (but haven’t tried it like that YET). It’s called Bonnie’s Buffalo Chicken Dip (if you google, you’ll see tons of hits)