Serves 4 (I think).
- 1 lb chicken wings
- 1 Tbpsn cayenne pepper
- 1 tspn crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbspn Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce - it has no corn starch, sugar & few ingredients)
- 1 Tbspn butter
Add first 4 ingredients to water that covers the wings. Bring water to boil and boil for 15 min.
Transfer wings to oven safe container (I used a baking sheet with edges lined with tin foil that already was greased with bacon grease (I was cooking bacon in the oven for a different dish). You can spray with olive oil or butter pan or baking dish.
Bake on Broil for 15-20 min. (20 min. if you want crisper). Flip over and Broil for another 10-15 min.
While wings are in oven, combine hot sauce and butter in small pan until butter is melted.
Toss wings with hot sauce and serve warm with celery & blue cheese dressing.
- My first time making these, I made them for a church social weiner roast. I figure wings are a favorite of people's and I was going to make them healthier. God blessed me with going to the right site today as I'd found several other healthy ways to make Buffalo wings that I really didn't like the cooking methods.
- Boiling the wings was easy, but the fact that that took awhile, and then putting them in Broil for 15-20 min. one side and another side did take time. Wanted to nap, but couldn't because of the not long enough cooking times.
- Bought a 10 lb bag of chicken wings at Costco for $18. Maybe next time I will look for them on sale for under $1/lb (if that exists) and freeze them, but the big bag is convenient. Used about 8 lbs for this church social. 4 lbs takes up one big cookie sheet.
- I read lining with parchment paper was better than aluminum foil, but I didn't have parchment paper. It seemed fine with Al foil.
- Costco had this HUGE container of Frank's Red Hot Sauce for just under $9. This will last for hundreds of wings. No need to buy anymore hot sauce for the next year. I wanted a hot sauce that had no corn starch, sugar, or MSG. Frank's hot sauce had maybe 4-5 simple ingredients, which was a winner for me.
- I wonder if I need to put the butter in the recipe. I'll try it sometime without the butter and see if it still tastes as good.