Buffalo Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

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Andy Anderson !

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@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

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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.

How to Make Buffalo Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Step-by-Step

  • 1Gather your ingredients.
  • 2Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat oven to 450f (233c).
  • 3Place the chicken wings in a large bowl, and add the grapeseed oil.
  • 4Add the black pepper, to taste.
  • 5Toss to combine.
  • 6Chef's Note: I like to buy the whole wing, and then cut it up myself...
  • 7Place the chicken on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 8Chef’s Note: If you have a rack that you can place in the baking sheet that will help the drippings separate from the chicken.
  • 9Place in the oven, and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • 10Remove from the oven when the chicken is just beginning to brown.
  • 11Add the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • 12Allow the ingredients to blend and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • 13Chef’s Tip: You can simmer the sauce while the chicken is in the oven.
  • 14Add the chicken to your slow cooker.
  • 15Pour the sauce on top.
  • 16Mix to thoroughly combine.
  • 17Cook on low for two hours.
  • 18BLUE CHEESE DIP
  • 19Gather your ingredients.
  • 20In 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.
  • 21Add salt and pepper until you achieve the desired taste.
  • 22Add the remaining blue cheese, and fold into the mixture.
  • 23Cover and reserve in the refrigerator.
  • 24THE WINGS
  • 25Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat oven to 400f (205c)
  • 26After two hours remove the wings from the slow cooker, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 27Place in the preheated oven, and cook for 25 minutes, or until they begin to brown.
  • 28While the wings are baking, place the sauce in a small saucepan.
  • 29Bring to the boil, and reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  • 30Chef'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.
  • 31Plate the wings, along with the blue cheese dressing on a plate.
  • 32Pour the heated sauce on top.
  • 33Serve with the blue cheese dip, and some carrot or celery sticks. Enjoy.
  • 34Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Buffalo Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

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




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