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Spicy Maple Chicken Wings Recipe

Spicy Maple Chicken Wings Recipe

“My girls and I often ask my husband to make us his famous chicken wings. They’re sweet, yet spicy, and we love ’em!” Dona Hoffman — Addison, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD:26 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  • 1. Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tip sections.
  • 2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for 8 minutes or until golden brown and juices run clear, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the syrup, hot sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Combine water and cornstarch; stir into sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4. Place wings in a large bowl; pour sauce over and toss to coat. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken wing with about 2 teaspoon sauce equals 161 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer