Balls & Wings
|January 28, 2012||Filled under Chicken, Main Dish, Party, Slow Cooker|
OK, let me be perfectly honest right up front. I don’t love football. I don’t love that it takes 4+ hours to play a game with only about 20 minutes of actual “playing” time. I don’t love that there are so many positions I can’t keep them straight. But I DO love that each February, when I am completely winter stir crazy, there is a good reason to make some food and join some friends for a party. I can’t tell you anything about any Super Bowl game ever. But I have great memories of good times with good friends from the last several years during an annual Super Bowl party.
So in the spirit of good friends and gatherings and, yes football, what is easy to eat? Finger licking good? And irresistible to fans searching for something saucy during a commercial break? W.I.N.G.S.
As you know if you have spent any time at the Lunch-Wagon I always go with sweet over spicy. Though I love spicy myself, my family is not a fan of the flavor category. There are numerous institutions build on creating the best in show spicy wings. But to suit my family’s taste I have been striving to find a wing that is bold in flavor while at the same time pleasing to the sweet palette.
And here is the result. These wings are fall off the bone, finger sucking good. The flavor runs deep into meat for sweet, tangy, moist wings that guests of all ages cannot resist.
So whether your guest show up for football, for good times with friends or for food; make a double batch of these wings and enjoy Super Bowl 46!
- 3-4 lbs wingettes
- 1 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 cup caramel sauce
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tbs worchestershire sauce
- 2 tbs chili powder
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp white pepper
Putting It All Together:
- Place wingettes in a large slow cooker.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour over chicken, stirring to coat.
- Cook on low 5 hours.
- Remove wings to a large baking sheet coated in cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to Broil.
- Remove 2 cups of sauce from slow cooker and place in sauce pan.
- Cook sauce over medium high heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes, until thickened.
- Baste wings with basting brush in sauce.
- Broil for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, flip, baste and return to oven.
- Broil for an additional 10 minute.
- Serve immediately or place in baking pan and cover in foil to take to a party.
- To reheat – place in warmed oven for 15 minutes.
Serve with blue cheese, ranch, honey mustard, and celery. Enjoy!by