Just in time for Game Day - a Southwest twist on the New York state classic - Hey! Why should Buffalo have all the fun?! Make a whole pile of these for the super bowl and you will get rave reviews!
I took a traditional Buffalo wing recipe and gave it a chipotle twist - making these yummy wings more like my home town (Tucson) than upstate New York!
The smokiness of the chipotle gives these wings an amazing flavor, perfect with the Tabasco and brown sugar.
1 cup Frank's Louisiana hot sauce
(or other favorite cayenne pepper sauce)
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder
1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
18 chicken drumettes (about 3 pounds)
Mix hot sauce, brown sugar and chipotle powder in a small bowl. Mix cornstarch and salt together and then spread on a small plate. Dredge chicken in cornstarch mixture until evenly coated, tapping off excess.
Dip chicken in sauce mixture until well coated.
Place chicken on a broiling pan. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes, watching closely so as not to burn. Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush with remaining sauce mixture.
Return to oven and broil another 5 to 8 minutes, watching closely. Serve with a favorite cool dip, or a little sour cream mixed with cumin.
-- posted by Donna