It Ain't No Thang But A Chicken Wang!

These Spicy Chicken Wings are hot! Hot and sweet! Shortly after the fire dims in your mouth, you can't help but say, "Maybe just one more!".

1- 4 lb. bag of Chicken Drummettes

1/2 cup of Rice Vinegar

1 Stick Unsalted Butter

1 Teaspoon of Kosher Salt

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar

1/3 cup of your favorite Habanero Pepper Sauce or Tabasco

1/3 Can of Tomato Sauce

4 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar


Set your oven to 400 degrees. Place thawed Chicken Drummettes into a big bowl and douse with 1/2 cup of Rice Vinegar, 1 stick melted, Unsalted Butter and Kosher Salt. With your hands, mix all of the ingredients with the Chicken Drummettes. Cover a broiler pan with Tin Foil and drizzle the foil with Olive Oil. Arrange them onto the broiler pan and place into the oven. Allow to cook for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
While that is cooking place your brown sugar, Habanero Sauce, Tomato Sauce and Red Wine Vinegar in a bowl and mix. It will look very sugary and less like a sauce but that's okay.
Remove Chicken Drummets from the oven and place all of them in another big bowl. Apply your Brown Sugar mixture over them while they are still very hot. Place a lid onto the bowl and shake them up! Really mix them well. The heat from the wings will melt the sugar and give the wings a caramelized look.
I'm old school about the dipping sauce and prefer Blue Cheese Dressing, although if you are out of that, try mixing 1 cup of Mayo or dare I say Miracle Whip with lime juice and Dried Parsley, until creamy. Sour Cream or plain Yogurt works well, too. If you are out of lime juice, try a bit of Dill Pickle juice. Trust me, you will need something cool, creamy and tart to create a yummy balance with the sweet, hot Chicken Wings. Dig in!


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