Buffalo Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Slow day in the test kitchen… found some chicken wings in the walk-in… thought, Why Not.

Got out some of the usual suspects: Hot sauce, butter, garlic, and then added a few “additional” ingredients. Did a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, and wound up throwing them into the slow cooker. What came out was pretty good… If I do say so.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

3

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
chicken wings
2 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
1/4 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste

THE SAUCE

1/2 c
hot sauce (i use franks)
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 clove
garlic, minced
4 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
1 tsp
tamari
1 Tbsp
raw honey

BLUE CHEESE DIP

1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/4 c
crumbled blue cheese
1/4 c
half and half
1 Tbsp
sour cream
1 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 dash(es)
worcestershire sauce
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Gather your ingredients.
2
Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat oven to 450f (233c).
3
Place the chicken wings in a large bowl, and add the grapeseed oil.
4
Add the black pepper, to taste.
5
Toss to combine.
6
Chef's Note: I like to buy the whole wing, and then cut it up myself...
7
Place the chicken on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
8
Chef’s Note: If you have a rack that you can place in the baking sheet that will help the drippings separate from the chicken.
9
Place in the oven, and bake for about 15 minutes.
10
Remove from the oven when the chicken is just beginning to brown.
11
Add the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
12
Allow the ingredients to blend and simmer for about 5 minutes.
13
Chef’s Tip: You can simmer the sauce while the chicken is in the oven.
14
Add the chicken to your slow cooker.
15
Pour the sauce on top.
16
Mix to thoroughly combine.
17
Cook on low for two hours.
18
BLUE CHEESE DIP
19
Gather your ingredients.
20
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients, but only 1/2 the blue cheese. In addition, don’t add the salt and pepper, and whisk to combine.
21
Add salt and pepper until you achieve the desired taste.
22
Add the remaining blue cheese, and fold into the mixture.
23
Cover and reserve in the refrigerator.
24
THE WINGS
25
Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat oven to 400f (205c)
26
After two hours remove the wings from the slow cooker, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
27
Place in the preheated oven, and cook for 25 minutes, or until they begin to brown.
28
While the wings are baking, place the sauce in a small saucepan.
29
Bring to the boil, and reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
30
Chef's Tip: If you like your sauce a bit thicker (and I do), make a slurry out of cornstarch or arrowroot, and add to the sauce while it's simmering.
31
Plate the wings, along with the blue cheese dressing on a plate.
32
Pour the heated sauce on top.
33
Serve with the blue cheese dip, and some carrot or celery sticks. Enjoy.
34
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free