Bee Sting Chicken Wings

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Gina Davis
from Cedar Bluff, VA

OMG, Y'all if you like wings and you need something other then the everyday wing. Ya gotta' give this one a shot! My daughter Misty and I came up with this recipe last summer for something different for a field party we throw every year and let me just say there was nada left for friends or family to take home! Oh so garlicky, honey-sweet and spicy! I make up a big batch of this sauce and use it on bone-in wings, boneless wings as a glaze for baked or BBQ'ed chicken and as a glaze for pork as well. And send bottles home with all 3 of my kids! This recipe is really all about the wing sauce!

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The star of this chicken wings recipe really is the sauce. It has just the perfect amount of spice, with a hint of garlic flavor and a lovely sweet honey taste. The breading is fantastic too. It gives the wings a nice crunchy texture. These will be great for game day.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
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serves 3-4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients

  •   2 lb
    chicken wings or boneless breast, cleaned and prepared
  •   1 c
    buttermilk
  •   2 c
    flour (does not matter if all-purpose or self-rising)
  •   2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  •   2 tsp
    pepper
  •   1 tsp
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  •   1 tsp
    chipotle pepper powder (optional)
  •  
    oil for frying
  • BEE STING SAUCE
  •   1 stick
    butter
  •   1 1/2 c
    Franks Red Hot or whatever hot sauce you use
  •   1/2 c
    honey (more if you want it sweeter)
  •   1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  •   3 Tbsp
    garlic puree or super fine minced garlic (yes Tbsp I said it is garlicky, less if you want less)
  •   2 tsp
    mustard powder (or 1 tsp yellow mustard)

How To Make

  • 1
    The best thing about this recipe for the sauce is it is that you can tweak the amounts until you get it the way you like it best! And, baste for the chicken and chops on the grill!
  • 2
    Clean and prepare chicken place in bowl and pour buttermilk over it. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl or gallon size Ziploc bag, mix flour and all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
  • 4
    In a sauce pan melt the butter. When the butter has melted, add all other ingredients and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer while you make your chicken.
  • 5
    Heat enough oil in a deep skillet, pan or deep fryer (whatever you use to fry in). Get heat up to 350-375 degrees.
  • 6
    While oil is heating up add all the chicken to the flour mix, shaking buttermilk off as you add it to the dry mix.
  • 7
    Fry chicken wings until done (bone-in wings take around 15 mins. and so does the chicken breast) Bumping heat up and down as needed to fry the chicken until done.
  • 8
    Remove chicken to a paper towel covered plate or rack to drain. When all chicken is done and drained place chicken into a large bowl and slowly pour sauce over and toss to coat. You might not need all the sauce to coat I pour half over chicken and toss then serve it with the sauce on the side to dip in :)
  • 9
    ENJOY! Happy Cooking!!