Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Bourbon Chicken Wings
I planned on posting this in time for Fat Tuesday, but I had my wisdom teeth (all 4) out on Monday and then Tuesday sort of turned into Wednesday and well, here we are. I am hanging out at home on the good drugs waiting, ever patiently, for my face to stop resembling a chipmunk. During my time at home I've decided that daytime television is awful and so are instant mashed potatoes. I declared to Jamie last night that I will do anything within my power to make sure that our kids never have instant mashed potatoes. He just sort of looked at me and handed me a bowl of ice cream. If you couldn't already tell, I don't do well on the strong drugs.
I wish instead of instant mashed potatoes, I was eating anything else, starting with these wings. I found this recipe on Pinterest for a crock pot dish, but decided that this sauce would be amazing on wings. Please note that these are actually Bourbon chicken wings, as in there is actually Bourbon in them, because Bourbon makes everything better. If you aren't a fan of liquored chicken then just replace the bourbon with water.
1 lb chicken wings
For the Sauce:
2 tbs cornstarch
2 tbs olive oil
1 garlic clove diced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbs. ketchup
1 tbs. cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
2 tbs. bourbon
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
What you do:
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray
Bake for 20 minutes flipping halfway
While the wings are cooking stir together all of the ingredients in your crock pot.
Remove the wings from the baking sheet and put them directly into the crock pot.
Cook on low for an hour.
Place the wings back on the baking sheet (lined with fresh aluminum foil) and bake for 5 minutes, just to let the wings crisp up again.
We had these as a part of our New Orleans Style themed Super Bowl party and they were a fantastic way to kick off the game!