Chicken Wings with Red Hot Honey Glaze and Blue Cheese-Celery Dipping Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the wings:
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 chicken wings, tips removed
  • For the blue cheese-celery dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (recommended: Cabrales)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions
For the wings:

Heat grill to medium-high.

Combine the hot sauce, honey and butter in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the butter is melted and the mixture comes together, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Pour half of the sauce in a bowl and keep the remaining sauce in the pan, warm over low heat.

Season the wings on both sides with the salt and pepper. Brush the wings with the reserved sauce in the bowl and place on the grill. Grill on each side for 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove wings from the grill and toss with the warm hot sauce. Transfer to a platter and serve with the blue cheese sauce on the side for dipping.

For the blue cheese-celery dipping sauce:

Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


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    This is the best recipe we have tried for wings. Add a little more spice for our taste, but overall this is fantastic.
    Tried this sauce for the first time and loved it. I like spicy so next time i'll add more pepper. Didn't do the dip but after reading the reviews i will try it next time. Definitely will be doing this wing sauce again
    THE BEST EVER!
    I did not make the dressing just the wing sauce and it was SO GOOD!! It had a nice spicy flavor with a hint of sweet. I will for sure make this sauce again.
    Very easy and tasty. I didn't use the amount of hot sauce suggested because I ran out but they still had some kick to them. I love spicy food and could have handled more spice but my BF was fanning his mouth (he's a light weight. I love the combination of salty, sweet, and spicy so this was a winner for me. Since this recipe contains honey it gave the wings a great char from the grill which I personally love but I noticed many people complaining about that. I didn't make the blue cheese sauce because this was a last minute thing but I had some blue cheese dressing and crumbles in the fridge which I combined. It tasted great with the wings. I'll definitely make this again. This recipe will be great for tail gate parties!
    Thank you Bobby. This was just too easy and oh so delicious. I use Mc. Ilenny Co Buffalo Hot Sauce and it had just the right amount of kick. My wife does not like real spicy foods so I did not toss her wings in the sauce when the wings came in off the grill and she really liked them.
     

     
    The Blue Cheese sauce is also great on a baked potatoes. (Wish we had a wink emoticon to insert here I also cut up celery sticks and served them with the wings as well.
     

     

     
    We will make these wings again.
    I made these wings foe Superbowl Sunday! This is my wing recipe for life! My husband & I devoured them. Had a few left over as I also made a 9 layer dip, so we ate them the next day for lunch!! Love you Bobby since your Grillin & Chillin shows. Love your Throwdown shows!
    My wife said these are the best wings she has ever had!!!!!
    Wonderful flavors with a lite flair.
    very tasty! I followed the recipe to a T. excellent.
    I brushed the sauce before I put them on the grill and when I flipped. It doesn't make a whole lot if sauce so I didn't have enough to put more after finished. When u bite into it u taste the hint of honey then bam u get the kick. Will use this again
    We LOVED these! The wings had that Buffalo "kick" with a BBQ taste mixed in. I thought the wings might get kinda dry on the BBQ but they were actually very moist. The blue cheese sauce was up with the one we've used for years ~ a high bar to hit in this house!
    Actually would have liked more honey. Loved the blue cheese celery dipping sauce. Everyone loved it. I made it for drumsticks rather than wings.
    The honey did not work for me. Back to the traditional Buffalo.
    I was actually just looking for a sauce to toss my wings in after they were deep fried. I'm always trying to mix things together so I can have a go-to sauce. This is it. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and spicy. I will definitely be using this more often.
    These were actually very good wings, and the dip was perfect! I had a lot going on in the kitchen, so decided to foillow another reviewers advice and bake them for 45 minutes at 375 (Don't forget to turn the wings the last 15 or 20 minutes). The sauce seemed a little too "greasy" and not thick enough for our taste, but they did have a great flavor. This was one of the best blue cheese dips i've ever had though... it just topped my former favorite - so although I'll keep looking for a better wing sauce, the dip is a keeper!.
    Great flavor!! Easy !! I made potato skins to go along with it... This going to be one of our weekend fun foods!!
    My husband LOVES chicken wings and enjoys the heat, so I decided to try this recipe. I followed the recipe and the results were fantastic. You must watch your grilling techniques as the sugar content is sure to burn. I enjoyed the blue cheese dip however; I really think this would be better if the wings were fried (sorry healthy eaters). I love a great, spicy chicken wing and will def. try this again but will fry instead of grill. Thanks Bobby Flay, your just the bomb!
    The wing sauce is perfect...the dipping sauce is soooo good yum
    10 people for the game - everyone loved them. I will make them all the time.
    My fiance has fallen in love with these wings! He asks for them regularly....I made them for a party once and I couldn't keep the platter full fast enough. I followed the directions exactly, but found that I needed to grill them longer than 5 minutes per side. I turned up the heat a bit at the end to get a nice char on them too. I am not a huge blue cheese person either, but the sauce is killer! I highly recommend this recipe. The sauce isn't too spicy, but has great flavor, and grilling the wings instead of frying them is a healthy alternative WITH flavor! LOL...try these once, you will find yourself making them again & again :)
    We used this sauce on legs instead of wings because "drummies" have more meat. I baked the legs at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. About 15 minutes into baking I heated the sauce on the stove, then used half of the sauce to coat the legs; I baked them for 10-12 minutes more after coating. Then, I turned the legs and coated them with the remaining sauce and baked for another 10-12 minutes. I thought they had a great flavor that everyone enjoyed and the meat fell off the bone! I am definitely going to save this recipe!
    I absolutely love these wings because they are such a nice change from the simple flavor of buffalo wings. The honey adds such a great dimension and the fresh flavor of the celery in the dipping saue just takes them to a whole new level. I actually crave these when it's been a few weeks since we've made them.
    I normally try a recipe first and then make changes later. I had a problem with the 5 minute per side grilling time and also with this sugar based sauce. Of course they will burn with the honey. The sauce is good for the timid, not for hot wing lovers. Best to bake wings in the oven first and then dredge them in the warm sauce when done.
    Perfect! Not too spicy even for people who dont like really spicy food, the honey helps. This was the BOMB!
    Unfortunately I didn't bother with my charcoal grill in 110 degree temps so I followed Brian's advice to do on stove top and oven. Grease all over everything within a 2 foot radius of the skillet! Then I wasn't blown away with the sauce. These were good but just deep fry and use Frank's Hot Sauce & butter.
    Lol, Katie -- I know excactly what you mean! (My family always shares a laugh when remembering that scene from "What About Bob?" It's great.)
     

     
    The recipe is fantastic. Like Katie, I didn't have access to a grill, so I seared the wings in a cast iron pan in 2 tbs oil, 2-3 minutes a side, and then poured the hot-sauce glaze into the skillet and roasted the wings for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. (This is a way that I learned to do chicken wings from Rachael Ray.)
     

     
    Then I reduced the glaze on the stovetop. The wings came out so incredibly good, and the bleu cheese dressing is fantastic! The little chopped celery adds a wonderful crunch. Thanks Bobby Flay for the great recipe!
    To anyone who has seen "What About Bob?, " that is how all of our guests sounded during the dinner scene when Bob was eating the chicken. These wings were outstanding!! I am always on the foodnetwork looking for new and seemingly good recipes to try. I came across this one and decided to make it for a Super Bowl party and what a hit!! It was raining that night so I decided to make them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes & they turned out finger licking good! The blue cheese-celery dip was amazing. The crunch of the celery in the sauce definitely added something different & wonderful to a classic dip. Thank you Bobby Flay!! I love watching you cook!!
     
    I made these wings for a party and I couldn't keep the platter full. I baked them in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes until golden brown and warmed them when I arrived at the party for 20 minutes on 300. The meat was falling off the bone and the flavor was delicious! Surprised they weren't hotter for 1 cup of hot sauce, but it was probably better for a mixed crowd. The dip was outstanding! It's important to let it cool for a while so the flavors combine properly. Will make these again in the future and have already been asked for the recipe!
    My husband fell in love with me all over again when I made this for him! Don't cut the wings, grilll as one piece. I also didn't add any salt to the wings or sauce since I was using salted butter. Tried adding salt once and they came out a little salty. I made his jalapeno poppers on the same episode, wow!
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