Recipe courtesy of Waddell's Neighborhood Pub & Grille

Pop Rockin' Chicken Wings

Save Recipe
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Oil, for frying

24 chicken wings 

1 quart Waddell's Chipotle Chicken Wing Sauce, recipe follows

Three .33-ounce packets popping candy, such as Pop Rocks

Serving suggestions: Celery and carrot sticks, your favorite blue cheese dipping sauce

Chipotle Base:

16 ounces balsamic vinegar

Two 7-ounce cans chipotle peppers 

1/4 cup favorite hot sauce

1/4 cup sugar 

2 tablespoons all-purpose seasoning blend, such as Squirrelly Beaver

2 tablespoons ranch seasoning, such as Squirrelly Beaver Ranchers Seasoning 

2 tablespoons ground cumin 

2 tablespoons garlic powder 

2 tablespoons onion powder 

2 tablespoons smoked paprika 

Sauce:

32 ounces mayonnaise

16 ounces chipotle base 

1/4 cup favorite hot sauce

1/4 cup sugar 

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 

2 tablespoons garlic powder 

2 tablespoons onion powder 

1 tablespoon smoked paprika 

Directions

Special equipment:
a deep-fryer
  1. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
  2. Fry chicken wings in batches until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drain well, then place in large bowl to toss with wing sauce. Plate and sprinkle with popping candy. Serve with celery, carrot sticks and blue cheese dipping sauce.

Sauce:

  1. For chipotle base: Mix together the vinegar, peppers, hot sauce, sugar, seasoning blends, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and 1 cup warm water. Blend until smooth.
  2. For sauce: Mix mayonnaise, chipotle base, hot sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder and smoked paprika in a large bowl and incorporate thoroughly, leaving no lumps.