Mr. Juggling Act loves hot wings. I do not, and since I do most of the cooking, we rarely have wings. Except game day – that’s when I break out all my “man-food” recipes. All the spicy, messy, stuff he loves to eat, including these Spicy Hot Wings.
But unlike traditional hot wings, these are baked. Yep, so they’re a big healthier than the deep-fried version – though there’s just as much butter!! Since you don’t have to stand over the stove, these make a great dish for parties – just prep them ahead of time and stick them in the oven just before it’s time to serve – super easy!
Spicy Hot Wings
- 3 pounds chicken wings
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Chives for garnish
- 2 cups Blue Cheese Dressing for serving
Rinse the wings under cold running water, then drain and pat dry completely with paper towels.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the hot sauce and salt.
Cover the bowl and marinate on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes, or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Preheat the broiler.
Cover a large baking sheet with tinfoil, then set a wire cooling rack on top. Spread the wings out on the cooling rack (this will allow them to cook evenly underneath and not stick.
Discard the remaining sauce.
Broil about 10 minutes, then turn the wings and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, garnish with chives and serve with blue cheese dressing.
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While you can absolutely just marinate these for 20-30 minutes, putting them in the refrigerator to marinate overnight will give you maximum flavor and you’ll have some very happy wing-lovers!
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