Sweet Heat Garlic Sticky Wings

No superbowl parties for us this year, but that does not mean I did not prepare some superbowl inspired foods! I am often asked “What do you do with all that food that you prepare?” Well, most times I will freeze the food into smaller portions to use for quick meals. And other times, when I prepare sauce, salsa’s or hot sauce, I incorporate them into new recipes. This is exactly what I did with this tasty chicken wing recipe.  This is truly how I cook on a regular basis. I try my best to use the ingredients I have on hand and save myself a little money by avoiding an extra trip to the grocery store. The three recipes featured in this recipe are versatile and can be added to many recipes, such as stews, chili, soup, salad dressing, enchilada sauce, just to name a few. Or you can go to your local grocery store and purchase your favorite pepper jelly,  favorite chile sauce and  favorite hot sauce and still dish out some kick ass wings, no doubt! I encourage you to make a recipe your own to suit your taste. After all that half the fun of cooking in your own kitchen. Plus you get to enjoy a great meal with your friends and loved ones. 

 

This recipe can be made quick with your favorite store bought pepper jelly, chile sauce and hot sauce as well.
This recipe can be made quick with your favorite store bought pepper jelly, chile sauce and hot sauce as well.

 

Spicy Pepper Jelly. Click onto picture to see the full recipe.

Homemade Spicy Pepper Jelly.
Homemade Spicy Pepper Jelly.

Chile Habanero-Fresno Hot Sauce. Click onto picture to see full recipe.

Any combination of hot peppers works well in this recipe.
Any combination of hot peppers works well in this recipe.

 

 New Mexico Chile Sauce. Click onto picture to see full recipe.

This sauce can be prepared with Chile California and Chile Guajillo as well.
This sauce can be prepared with Chile California and Chile Guajillo as well.

 

Sweet Heat Garlic Sticky Wings~

Ingredients

3 pounds wing sections, defrosted
salt
pepper
garlic
smoked paprika
chile de arbol powder
vinegar powder (if you can’t find the vinegar powder, used mustard powder)

You will also need
Grapeseed or canola oil
1/2 cup store bought garlic flavored wing sauce
1/2 cup spicy pepper jelly (I used my homemade recipe)
1/2 cup New Mexico chile sauce (homemade recipe)
2 to 3 tablespoons habanero-fresno hot sauce (homemade recipe)
2  to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

*2  to 3 tablespoons of honey, optional

A few of your favorite spices to start.
A few of your favorite spices to start.
The wings, sizzling after 45 minutes in a 500 degree oven. I was perfectly happy and ready to eat them like this! Lol!
The wings, sizzling after 45 minutes in a 500 degree oven. I was perfectly happy and ready to eat them like this! Lol! This cooking temperature and method was adapted from Saveur Magazine.

Directions

1. Line a large baking sheet with foil paper. Drizzle with oil evenly, set aside. Mix 1 teaspoon of each of the spices listed above in a small bowl Stir well to combine and season the wings generously and place on prepared baking sheet. Place rack in oven 1/3 of the way down. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

2. When oven comes up to temperature, place wings in oven and cook for 20 minutes. Turn wings over and cook for another 20 to 25 minutes. While the wings are baking, place all of the ingredients for the sauce in a small pot and heat to medium/low heat just until butter melts.

3. Once wings are cooked, remove from oven and lower temperature to 400 degrees F. Baste the tops of wings with sauce, place back in oven for 5 minutes. Turn wings over, baste again and back in oven for another 5 minutes. Finally, turn wings skin side up and baste one last time and turn broiler to high heat. Broil for just a minute or two. Remove from oven and toss with any remaining sauce. Serve right away. Yields 4 servings.

Not as crispy as a fried wings, but full of flavor, moist and fall of the bone good!
Not as crispy as a fried wings, but full of flavor, moist and fall of the bone good!

And just in case you were wondering what my favorite garlic wing sauce is, you must check out All the wonderful flavors that House of Wings offers online. I am fortunate to live only less than 10 minutes away from where they serve and produce this great product! They ship all over the world, they are that good!

One of the few sauces I will purchase...House of Wings! All of their sauce are delicious!
One of the few sauces I will purchase…House of Wings! All of their sauces are delicious!