Restaurant Style Chicken Wings

After a long day of hunting for the perfect shot of a beautiful Blue Jay, our hunger pangs were beating on some big drums to get our attention.  While Rusty and I love to go to Wings Etc for a fun romantic meal where we had our first meal together, we also enjoy the scrumptious taste of homemade wings.  These little beauties turn out excellent every time and gives us an excuse to use the broiler in the oven. This is so easy it’s almost frightening.  These wings bake for about 1 hour, turning them half way through.  Adding some Ore-Ida French Fries on a cookie sheet to the oven when turning your wings makes a completed meal.  We always combine baking wings with doing a load of laundry to use our time wisely.


About 20 Frozen chicken wings (do not thaw)

About 1 cup of BBQ sauce(don’t bother to measure)

About 2 Tablespoons of Franks Hot Sauce (don’t bother to measure)
Directions (quick version):

Preheat oven 375 degrees. Throw about 20 of the frozen wings into the lined dish.  Line broiler with aluminum foil.  Dash a little hot sauce onto each wing, baste.  Squirt some BBQ sauce onto each wing, baste.  Throw into oven for ½ hour.  Turn wings over.  Dash of hot sauce and a squirt of BBQ sauce for each wing.  Bake ½ hour.  Take out of oven.  Preheat broiler for about 5 minutes.  Broil each side of wing for about 3 minutes depending on how crispy you like them. Voila!
Directions (relaxed version):

Place a sheet of aluminum foil in oven safe baking dish.  Place a sheet or two of aluminum foil in broiler section of your oven.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Put your frozen chicken wings in the lined baking dish.  Open the Franks Hot sauce, don’t measure.  Frank’s sauce has a dasher cap. Be careful when adding the hot sauce if you have a sensitive tongue.  You can always leave this out and add it as a dipping sauce.  We use about 1 Tablespoon which adds just a little heat to the wings, use more if you like it hot.  Baste the wings with the brush to even out the hot sauce.  Squirt some BBQ sauce onto the wings and, again, baste with brush to even out the sauce.  Remember to set your timer for 30 minutes.  Don’t cover these just toss the dish into the oven and enjoy nice hot cup of irish coffee while you wait.  Bailey’s Irish Crème works wonders in Donut Shoppe Coffee.  30 minutes later: Turn your wings over.  Dash on about another Tablespoon over the wings, baste with brush. Squirt some BBQ sauce on, baste with brush.  Remember to throw some Ore-Ira Frozen fries onto a cookie sheet and into the oven.  ½ Hour later, remove the wings.  Turn on the broiler setting on the oven.  Wait about 5 minutes to get the broiler up to temperature.  Put the wings on the aluminum foil and broil for 3 minutes.  Open broiler and turn the wings over.  Broil for 3 minutes and they are mouthwatering done!  If you like more crispy wings, you can leave them in the broiler a little longer.  Remember, the broiler is extremely hot and food cooks very quickly.

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