Chicken wings are one of those foods that most people love. I personally like the taste, but hate eating meat off the bone and with the yummy sauce covering them they can be rather messy. However, if you love them, you are willing to put those things behind you. They are also easier to find these days. Just check your neighborhood bars and taverns or try national franchises, including KFC, Hooters, Pizza Hut and 7-Eleven for a tasty treat on this National Chicken Wing Day!
Unfortunately, because of their increasing popularity over the last few years, the price of chicken wings has sky rocketed! So, it might be hard for you to find your beloved wings today at a cheap price. Many restaurants have had to either take them off the menu, shut their doors because they can’t afford the high prices, or just charge us more to eat them. I don’t see a way that is fun for anyone. If you’re having trouble finding them at a price you like, maybe you can just make some at home! Below I have a scrumptious recipe for chicken wings that you can try out today.
Buffalo Wings from FoodNetwork.com
- 12 whole chicken wings
- 3 ounces unsalted butter
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.
Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Using kitchen shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.
While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine.
Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm.
Don’t forget The National Buffalo Wing Festival is coming soon! The National Buffalo Wing Festival is a weekend festival held at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo, New York celebrating the Buffalo style chicken wing. The festival is held on Labor Day weekend and culminates with the IFOCE sanctioned Buffalo Wing eating contest. Sweet! Check back here on HolidayMash.com around Labor Day for more info. on the festival.