Sunday, February 7, 2010

Baked Buffalo Wings #18

Super Bowl Recipe #2. I love buffalo wings, and my favorite ones are breaded. I was intrigued by this recipe because they have flour on them, but they are baked- not fried.

The case:

* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 20 chicken wings
* 1/2 cup melted butter
* 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)

1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Place the wings onto the prepared baking sheet, and place into the refrigerator. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
3. Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the wings into the butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.

The ruling:
Everyone really liked these. I had trouble getting the breading crisp so I turned up the oven to 450 for and baked both sides for about 8 minutes. Definitely a great alternative to fried wings.

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