Friday, June 24, 2011

Alton Brown's Crispy Wings

These wings are so delicious! As always Alton Brown comes through with another great recipe with moist juicy meat on the inside and a crispy exterior. And the best part these taste like a restaurant but are oven baked wings!

Alton Brown's Wings
Printable Recipe


12 whole chicken wings

3 ounces unsalted butter

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup hot sauce---to kick up the heat add more hot sauce
(Two Crazy Cupcakes likes Frank's Hot Sauce)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


1) 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.

2) 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.

3) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm.

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