Baked Bourbon Buffalo Wings

Yeaaah I’m pretty sure that punt wasn’t even in the huddle when the kicker handed off that line of scrimmage in the neutral zone. Pretty sure of it.

And then when that one interception turned into a fumble around the field goal, when it was blocking the blitz bomb? Totally didn’t see that coming. My guess is that the pass rush tricked the safety tackle and the turnover was more of a screen pass than anything. Of course with the buttonhook dead ball touchdown. I mean it seems pretty obvious to me.

Look who’s all studied up for the big match with the opposing football sports groups on Sunday!

….I’ll let myself out.

But I’m taking these wings with me.

You guys, these wings. These wings are actually invited to replace my blood. Not only do they rest overnight with a supernatural mystical dry rub, they’re double coated in hot sauce, butter, BOURBON, more spice and the nectar of baby angels.

I think we both know what you need to do. No need for tears. Just do it.

AAAND here’s a little game day round up I put together. Look at me all ROUND-UPING!

Turkey Taco Cups:                                                               Gourmet Chili Dogs:


Vegetarian Football Pizzas:                                              White Spinach Cheese Dip:


Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders:                                                   Buffalo Chicken Nachos:


Buffalo Chicken Wraps                                                                     Beef Sliders:


Homemade Salsa:                                                     Brussels Sprouts and Prosciutto Bites:


 Baked Buffalo Bourbon Wings:

What it took for 10 wings:

* 2 Tbs. coarse salt
* 2 Tbs. smoked paprika
* 1 Tbs. cayenne pepper
* 2 Tbs. garlic powder
* 2 Tbs. onion powder
* 1 Tbs. freshly ground pepper
* 10 full chicken wings
* 6 Tbs. butter, melted and divided
* 1 cup Franks hot pepper sauce, divided
* 2 Tbs. bourbon, divided
* 1 tsp cayenne pepper, divided
* 1 Tbs. coarse salt, divided
* 1 Tbs. freshly ground pepper, divided
* carrots, celery and ranch for dipping

In a mixing bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients (through the pepper) and toss to mix. (I forgot to photograph the salt, if you’re doing a double take.)

Rinse the wings and pat them dry. Liberally rub with the dry spices and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 400.

In a bowl, combine half of the buffalo marinade (butter, hot sauce, bourbon, cayenne, salt and pepper) and whisk until combined.

Toss the chicken with the marinade and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 60 minutes, checking at the 50-minute mark.

Have the other half of the marinade/sauce in a separate bowl and brush wings once more before serving.

Serve wings with celery, carrots, ranch and bleu cheese dressing.  Or rub all over your face like I did. What?

* CHEF’S NOTE. (I’ve always wanted to say that) Of course frying the wings will yield crispier skin, which is awesome. But baking them is a leetle healthier. Adapt and tweak and make your face happy.

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45 Responses to Baked Bourbon Buffalo Wings

  1. Kathryn February 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm #
    Every round up I see makes me sadder and sadder that the Superbowl isn't on until midnight here.
  2. Cookbook Queen February 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm #
    I wasn't sure if I was going to make these or not, but the baby angel nectar sealed the deal. I mean, who could pass that up? Also, I love when the line drive scrimmages the punt. Don't you?
  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) February 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm #
    oh girl you sound SO knowledgeable about the game :) love the round-up and i'm kind of sure i'm going to need a bib when it's all said and done!
  4. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen February 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm #
    I wanna be at your Super Bowl Party!
  5. Deborah February 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm #
    I should not read blogs in the morning. Now I am hungry! Love the round up, too!!
  6. Julie @ Table for Two February 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm #
    ughhhhhhhh you had me at bourbon. and look at all those delicious dishes you conjured up..i want to stuff my face at your house on have a guest room open? i can stay on the couch if need be ;)
  7. Jennifer | Mother Thyme February 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm #
    Those wings look fabulous! I'll take one of each from the round up too please!
  8. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables February 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm #
    amazing. almost as good as your ability to use every football word known to man in one single paragraph :)
  9. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm #
    Mmmm, all those fun party ideas. Are you throwing a party? because I want to come! :)
  10. Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm #
    If I was working that day I'd ditch my house and come to yours fo sho!
    • Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm #
      I meant... If I wasn't working. See all your delicious food has got me all tongue tied!
  11. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm #
    Wings have never looked so good! Bourbon makes every thing better.
  12. Deanna B. February 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm #
    I'm going to agree with Gina. And holy cayenne pepper batman! I love me some spicy, but a whole tablespoon of the stuff plus another teaspoon seems like a lot but I trust you and I hate when "spicy" recipes aren't actually spicy.
    • Bev Weidner February 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm #
      Yes! It's a lot, but over 10 FULL wings it's not too insane. Plus I like my face to catch fire when I eat. :) Feel free to lessen the heat if ya need!
  13. Heidi @foodiecrush February 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm #
    Lookin' good in the neighborhood you fire-eater, I hope that blue cheese can quell the fire, but I like em HOT, HOT, HOT. And what a round-up, a bunch of somethin' for everyone.
  14. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids February 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm #
    Have a told you lately that I think that you are amazingly awesome? :) Love the wings and love the Super Bowl round-up. are so incredibly talented. Seriously! Happy Friday!
  15. Kiran @ February 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm #
    Great round up of delicious finger foods -- and that buffalo wings looks so scrumptious :) Pinned!!!
  16. Lauren February 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm #
    And now I'm starving.
  17. Krissy's Creations February 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm #
    This is serious Super Bowl food. Love it! My hubby will love it even more :)
  18. Cassie February 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm #
    Love it all. SUPER super bowl food!
  19. nicole {sweet peony} February 4, 2012 at 2:22 am #
    HAHA dying here. nectar of baby angels? where do you come up with this stuff? ahhh freakin love it. your food looks so good. can i come to your house on sunday? i know i'd be eatin good & laughing my ass off :)
  20. Katie @ Epicurean Mom February 4, 2012 at 6:08 pm #
    I. LOVE. CHICKEN WINGS. Especially bourbon?? YUM!
  21. Shannon February 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm #
    I want these at my super bowl party!
  22. Norma Chang February 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm #
    That is some super bowl spread. Love your Brussels sprouts and proscuitto bites.
  23. Megan @ Country Cleaver February 5, 2012 at 1:20 am #
    Anything that takes the guilt out of wings has my attention!
  24. April February 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm #
    These are ready to go in the oven! Woo hoo! I didn't have bourbon, so I substituted tequila. I figured, "Why not?" Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try!
  25. Margarita February 6, 2012 at 1:40 am #
    These wings will make any man fall in love with you!
  26. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch February 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm #
    Oh my! These look delicious!
  27. wettanbieter bonus April 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm #
    How come you do not have your web site viewable in mobile format? cant view anything in my netbook.
  28. Will September 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm #
    I made these for opening day today - and WOW. The dry rub was delicious and carried just the right amount of heat. The sauce? WHOA. The sauce brought some serious heat.
  29. Evans June 23, 2015 at 4:12 am #
    Look so yummy!!!! Will try it.


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