When you’re planning a wings night, your day just gets that much better. Chicken wings are a simple, delicious comfort food that you just have to eat with your hands. There’s not even an option to use a knife and fork (unless you want to spend nine hours eating them). You essentially get to become a kid again and not have to worry about making a mess.
And I’m not even talking about going out to a bar – you can make your own quality chicken wings at home (and not the pre-cooked, pre-flavoured frozen kind). Just grab a pack of fresh split-tip chicken wings (or non split-tip, if you’re feeling adventurous) and then slather them up with whatever kind of sauce you’re feeling. I usually do two batches – a hot wings batch and a honey mustard batch – but the possibilities are endless. You can customize the sauces to your personal preference and can even experiment to create your own secret sauce. So, go grab some celery and dip from the grocery store and you’re off on your own homemade wing journey.
- 1 pack fresh chicken wings (family size preferably)
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- hot sauce
- blue cheese dip (optional)
- For the honey mustard sauce, combine honey, mustard and a clove of garlic in a small bowl and mix.
- Pre-heat oven to 350° degrees. Split chicken wings between two separate baking dishes.
- Pour honey mustard mixture evenly over the wings in one dish. For hot wings, cover the wings in the other dish with as much or as little hot sauce as you want.
- Cover both dishes with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, take the foil off and set the oven to the broiler. Place wings back in for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until they start to get a little crispy.
- Serve with celery and dip.
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