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Honey Sriracha Wings

Buffalo wings are a popular party food and oh-so-American, but sometimes, the bombardment of buffalo-flavored EVERYTHING can get boring. So one day, for a neighborhood barbecue, I mixed a sauce composed of: the kitchen sink. (The predominant flavors, however, are sriracha, honey, and barbecue sauce.) You can grill or fry your wings; being from Louisiana, of course I fried them. Not trying to brag here, but many a burly man have begged me to bottle up this sauce and sell it. Give it a try and see if you agree.

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1/4 cup of Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce of your choice (I like one with hickory smoke flavor)
  • 2 Tbs. ketchup
  • 2 Tbs. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 of honey
  • 3 Tbs. of soy sauce (or more, to taste)
  • 2 Tbs. of sesame oil 
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs. onion powder

Simply stir everything together until smooth.

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Ingredients for chicken wings:

  • 10-15 chicken wings and/or drumettes
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. red pepper
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground thyme
  • Oil of choice, for frying (peanut works best, but you can also use canola)

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

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In a large plastic bag, add the chicken as well as the flour mixture. Shake it up until well coated.

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Remove the wings from the bag and let sit on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil over medium-high heat.

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Fry wings for 8-12 minutes until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel. Toss in wing sauce.

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Mmmm mmm good! Feel free to adjust the heat levels for your own tastes by adding more or less Sriracha.