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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Raspberry Chipotle Honey Wings

I love chicken wings for a couple of reason. One is that they’re just yummy and there are so many ways to cook them and the other way is because they’re pretty cheap. So when I bought a 4 pound pack of wings a while back, I decided right then and there I was going to cook the whole ding-dang pack in one sitting. And I did. There are so many bbq sauces out there to try that I picked one I’d never had before to use as a base for the sauce that goes over these wings. Ummm...so yeah....GOOD doesn’t begin to describe these. IT Guy and I polished off a 4 pound pack of wings in TWO days. I could’ve eaten more but wanted to save some for lunch the next day. I fried my wings before tossing them in the sauce, but baking them would work too. Just baste the wings every 15 minutes or so until the wings are done. I prefer the frying method, but that’s just me. It’s a little more work but worth it, in my opinion. I like the crunch! So so so so so so GOOD!!

Raspberry Chipotle Honey Wings
1 4-pound pack of wings ~ tips removed then remaining wing split
1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce
1 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ~ depending on how spicy you like it
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Heat 2 - 3 cups of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Place flour in a gallon sized zip-top bag.
Crack eggs into another gallon sized zip-top bag then add the milk. 
Squish the eggs and milk together in the bag until well mixed then add all the chicken wings and toss to coat all wings.
Add half of the wings to the flour and toss until wings are coated. (I like to do “like” pieces together so they all cook the same...I’m OCD like that.)
Drop the wings into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown and done.
Drain on paper towels.
In a small sauce pan, combine the BBQ sauce, honey, soy sauce and ground mustard. Simmer mixture for about 10 minutes.
Place cooked chicken in a large bowl then pour the warm sauce over the chicken and toss gently to coat.
Remove to a plate and dig in!

Let's cook some wings!!

Combine the eggs and 
milk in a zip-top bag.

Add the chicken and coat, making 
sure to get all the chicken covered.

Then drop the chicken into the bag with the flour and toss to coat. I did this step in two batches.

Next fry the chicken in oil over 
medium heat.

Make the sauce! combine the bbq sauce, honey, ground mustard, soy sauce and cayenne pepper in a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Place the cooked chicken in a large bowl then pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat.

Oh yeah!!