Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The wing's the thing

There's just something about chicken wings that makes them irresistible. Normally I prefer mine doused in spicy buffalo wing sauce and then dipped in creamy, tangy blue cheese - but really, I'm not all that picky. The variety of flavors that can be packed into these little numbers makes them a fun and easy meal. And I'm not the only one who thinks so as more and more "wing restaurants" pop up around us.

These were supposed to be both sweet and hot, but I was a little too conservative with the Franks red hot, so they came out more sweet then hot. Don't make the same mistake if you want a little kick with your wings. Even though they weren't spicy, these wings had us both licking our finger and Thatboy was very impressed with the fact that these were homemade and not storebought, which is always a compliment! (Side note - does anyone else notice the GAS RANGE the pan is sitting on? Love it.)

Sweet and Spicy Wings
1/2 Tbsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 lb "party pack" of chicken wings
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup orange marmalade
Franks Red Hot sauce to taste

1) In large ziplock bag combine salt, pepper, and chicken.
2) In large skillet cook butter and chicken over medium heat until throughly cooked, about 15-20 minutes. Remove to plate and keep warm.
3) In same skillet, bring marmalade and Franks red hot sauce to boil over high heat.
4) Return chicken to skillet, reduce heat to low and simmer, tossing to coat, 5 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 505.5
Total Fat 13.0 g
Cholesterol 131.3 mg
Sodium 272.2 mg
Potassium 429.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 53.5 g
Protein 45.0 g


  1. Drooling, give me some beer quick!

  2. There was a period in time that I had to find the "perfect" wing recipe. I've now come to realize that some are better than others but on the overall - mostly perfect.

  3. I love chicken wings! They're such a fun food to nibble! Haven't had any in a while though. Love the sound of the sweet n spicy flavours

  4. Congrats on the gas! It was one of my requirements in an apartment since I had electric in SD.

  5. Mr. Monkey is OBSESSED with wings. Please stay away from him. ;)

  6. please don't give me the stink eye, but i'm not a huge wings fan. although, that just means there's more for everyone else, right? ;)

  7. Ooooh yum! Please give me A's share of wings, thanks.

  8. i'd steal you away from you husband if i wasn't already married.

    i love this post so much that i'm planning on making this for dinner. I already have the frank's red hot buffalo sauce.

  9. I prefer white meat chicken, but every once in a while I like a tasty wing.

  10. mmmm, wings. and yes! they just opened a wing stop near me. a restaurant, ALL about wings. awesome.

  11. LOL! Your wings were a "party pack."
    You said they weren't store-bought?

  12. Anonymous - I don't raise my own chickens, so yeah, I have to buy chicken at the grocery store. A "party pack" is a package of wings only - as opposed to a whole chicken, or chicken breasts, or chicken thighs......

    I don't consider my marinara sauce store bought either - even though I purchase the tomatoes from the produce section.

  13. Gas range... what a wonderful step up in life. Congratulations! I'm freaking out whatever new place we move to in CA may be electric.

    And I'll definitely have to pass this recipe on to Do: He's OBSESSED with Chicken wings. Which is pretty funny, considering that he has this thing about not getting his fingers sticky. Watching him eat through a bucket of wings while holding them precariously with many, many, many napkins is pretty entertaining/weird.

    Congrats again on the move!