Poultry Essentials: Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

We have had a soaking rain since 6:00a, and it is supposed to keep raining for the next seven days. The test kitchen windows are wide open; letting in that wonderful rain-scrubbed air. Made these hot chicken wings this morning.

Hot chicken wings for breakfast?

Life is good.

If you ever find yourself in Nashville, you should try their hot chicken. But be aware… it is fiery hot. I made a few changes to the ingredients (toned it down a bit) and used it as a brushing sauce on some chicken wings.

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

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Serves:
A Few
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • HOT, HOT BRUSHING SAUCE

  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c
    grapeseed oil, or another non-flavored variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, smoked or hot variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • THE WINGS

  • 12 or moew
    chicken wings
  • 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • ·
    white pepper, to taste
  • ·
    cayenne pepper, to taste
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    celery sticks
  • ·
    ranch dressing, or other dipping sauce

How to Make Poultry Essentials: Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. If you want to do this recipe in your air fryer, then set the temperature to 375f (190c), and cook, shaking the basket occasionally until the wings are crispy, about 30 minutes.
  3. This is an oil-based brushing sauce, it is not for dipping. Because the oil and dry ingredients do not mix all that well, you should stir the sauce every time you apply it to one of the wings.

    The reasoning for the oil goes something like this: If we had used something like stock or water, when it brushed on chicken, it would make it soggy.

    The main purpose for the oil is not to add flavor, but to help the spices cling to the chicken without making it soggy.

    FYI: This is an excellent sauce to brush on traditionally deep-fried, breaded chicken… Mmmm.
  4. Probably the best way to make this recipe is to get the wings started, and while they are baking, make the hot sauce.
  5. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  6. THE HOT, HOT SAUCE
  7. Add about a tablespoon of the oil to a saucepan over medium heat, then add the minced garlic.
  8. I like garlic in this recipe, so I usually toss in another clove or two.
  9. Cook, stirring frequently until fragrant, about 90 seconds.
  10. Add the remainder of the oil, and the dry ingredients.
  11. Give it a few whisks.
  12. Reduce heat to low, and allow the sauce to warm up, but not hot.
  13. THE WINGS
  14. Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  15. Separate the wings and reserve the tips in the freezer for making stock.
  16. Add a bit of pepper and cayenne to the flour.
  17. Toss the wings in the mixture.
  18. Add to a parchment-lined baking sheet, fitted with a rack.
  19. Place in the preheated oven, until crispy and brown, about 30 – 35 minutes.
  20. About halfway through baking flip them over to achieve even browning.
  21. Remove from the oven, and brush on a generous amount of the hot sauce.
  22. PLATE/PRESENT
  23. Serve while nice and hot. Enjoy.
  24. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Poultry Essentials: Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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