Bourbon Street Buffalo Wings
- For the sauce:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large shallot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon ancho pepper, finely chopped
- 8 ounces chili sauce
- 8 ounces barbecue sauce
- 3 ounces wing sauce
- For the wings:
- Oil, for frying
- 50 chicken wings
- Blue cheese dressing, for serving
- Bourbon, for serving
DirectionsFor the sauce:
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic cloves and saute, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the bourbon, brown sugar and the honey to heat through, 1 minute. Next add the ancho pepper, chili sauce, barbeque sauce, and wing sauce and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.
For the chicken wings:
Heat oil in a deep-fryer. As you make the sauce, drop chicken wings, in batches (the amount you drop in at 1 time will depend on the size of your fryer) into the deep-fryer. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove the wings from the oil and drain.
Add the wings to a large mixing bowl and toss in the sauce, coating each wing.
Serve blue cheese dressing and 1/2 shots of bourbon, on the side, for adults to sip.
Recipe courtesy Drew Cerza, The Wing King
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