Baked Beer-Barbecue Wings with Blue Ranch Dipping Sauce

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 6
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Ingredients

Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

2 ounces crumbled blue cheese

2 tablespoons buttermilk

1 tablespoon chopped chives

2 cloves garlic, finely grated

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

2 ounces crumbled blue cheese

2 tablespoons buttermilk

1 tablespoon chopped chives

2 cloves garlic, finely grated

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Wings:

Vegetable oil, for the oiling the baking sheets

4 pounds split chicken wings, wing tips removed

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

6 ounces beer, such as lager-style

2 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Wings:

Vegetable oil, for the oiling the baking sheets

4 pounds split chicken wings, wing tips removed

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

6 ounces beer, such as lager-style

2 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Directions

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, buttermilk, chives and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the dipping sauce: 

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, buttermilk, chives and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the wings: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Generously oil 2 rimmed baking sheets.
  2. Toss the wings with 2 teaspoons salt and a few grinds of pepper and divide them between the 2 prepared baking sheets, spreading them out into a single layer. Bake until very crispy, about 55 minutes.
  3. While the wings cook, combine the barbecue sauce, beer, hot sauce and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer briskly until the liquid becomes syrupy and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the baked wings to a large bowl and toss them with the beer barbecue glaze. Serve with the dipping sauce. 

For the wings: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Generously oil 2 rimmed baking sheets.
  2. Toss the wings with 2 teaspoons salt and a few grinds of pepper and divide them between the 2 prepared baking sheets, spreading them out into a single layer. Bake until very crispy, about 55 minutes.
  3. While the wings cook, combine the barbecue sauce, beer, hot sauce and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer briskly until the liquid becomes syrupy and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the baked wings to a large bowl and toss them with the beer barbecue glaze. Serve with the dipping sauce.