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Sticky Maple Pepper Glazed Chicken Wings

This is one of my favorite appetizers to make over the holidays! The coarse ground pepper cuts the sweetness of the maple syrup by adding just the right amount of heat. These chicken wings are best fresh out of the oven (they are nice and crispy), but they are also delicious if made ahead and kept warm in a slow cooker. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    about 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Chopped green onions, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line two 15x10x1-in. baking pans with foil and coat with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut through the 2 wing joints; discard wing tips. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, baking powder, pepper, salt and garlic powder. Add wing pieces, a few at a time, and toss to coat; shake off excess.
  • Place on prepared baking sheets. Bake until no longer pink, 40-50 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Drizzle over wings; toss to coat. If desired, top with chopped green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 66 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Janet
    Feb 27, 2020

    My husband and I enjoy making wings for dinner on Thursday's during football season. I made these one evening for a change and OMG, they are delicious! I've made them several times since then and they never disappoint. Typically we will have 4 or 5 wings leftover, but not with this recipe.

  • ReneeMurby
    Dec 26, 2019

    These disappeared quickly at our Christmas Eve party. I thought they could use a little more glaze but everyone devoured them. Thumbs up here.

  • Patricia
    Dec 21, 2019

    Excellent!