Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wings and things...

Two ways - Cherry Chipotle and Buffalo! 
Extra saucy!

Buffalo Wings
Source: Cindy5_NY
Printable Recipe

4 lbs chicken wings
flour for dredging
optional: cayenne pepper, salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup Frank's hot sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vinegar (I omitted)

Separate wings at joints, snip off wing tip. Dredge in flour (mix in optional cayenne or salt) and choose method of browning:

*deep fry in 2" oil, 10-12 minutes  (I used a bit more! and needed to cook a little longer, I crowded the pot, not a good idea)
*brown in skillet, 5 minutes each side
*bake at 425 for 35 minutes on sprayed sheet, turn once
*grill, until browned and crispy all over

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients, simmer until slightly thickened, coat browned wings with sauce.

Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing. 

And for the Cherry Chipotle Wings, I just used half of the wings I was frying and mixed them up with our favorite sauce...

Cherry Chipotle Sauce
Source: Food and Wine Magazine, June 2005
recipe by Grace Parisi
Printable Recipe

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped (I just sliced the onions, it'll get whizzed up when you use the stick blender or food processor)
8 ounces cherry preserves (3/4 cup) (I use a bit more!)
1/4 cup minced seeded chipotle chile in adobo sauce (I use 2 – 3 chipotle's, and leave them whole – it’ll get pureed when you put it in the processor or blender. I use an immersion stick blender)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until bubbling, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and process until fairly smooth. Transfer to a bowl and let cool before using. The glaze can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

NOTES : Use this spicy, smoky, sweet barbecue sauce to glaze grilled meat or poultry in the last few minutes of cooking. It can also be served on the side.


It's been a very busy few days at our house, we have a new, very unexpected addition! 

And puppy makes three...

This is Frankie! He's part Rottweiler, part your guess is as good as mine!
Maybe Lab, maybe not! But he stole our hearts. And now he is keeping our other two dogs very busy, not to mention me :)

Joining Mary's Mosaic Monday. For more mosaic's stop by the Little Red House!


  1. I'd love to try the Cherry Chipotle, they sound great! Frankie is a cutie-enjoy:@)

  2. These look so good! I have had black beans in the crock pot all night long and I woke up huuuungry. I could probably eat a whole plate of those wings right now. I want to try that Cherry Chipotle sauce. Yum!

  3. Frankie is precious! He would have stolen my heart too. I'm going to have a pet again someday. "Mutts" are the best kind. :)

  4. Love the wings, can't wait to try the chiopotle ones! The new addition is a cutie !

  5. Great game day food! I love wings, especially with a good spicy sauce.

  6. Carol, that sauce sounds scrumptious! I'd definitely be wanting it on more than wings.
    What a cutie pie pup you have added to your family. Have fun- it's kinda like having a new baby. LOL
    ~ Sue

  7. I love Buffalo wings but the Cherry Chipotle ones sound good i want to try them next! perfect recipes for Superbowl Sunday! Go JETS!

    Frankie is adorable! Puppies are a lot of work but there are such wonderful paybacks in love and devotion as they grow!

  8. my hubby loves chicken wings and I know he's going to demand them once I show him yours. They look fabulous Carol.

    Have a great week ahead.

  9. Welcome Frankie! How'd you choose his name? It was my dad's name and is my brothers too. Frank as they got older :) He's a cutie!

  10. Thanks for the nice comments!

    Puppy is a lot of work, but we're enjoying him! Frankie's the name he came with, we didn't want to mix him up and change it, and we liked it :)

  11. The puppy has beautiful eyes!He is very sweet. The wings look great too. Which one version was the best?

  12. Cute puppy! And I bet you'll be serving lots of wings at a football party today!

  13. Thanks :) We've become attached to him so fast!

    Katerina, both were so good, but different. The cherry is a sweet sauce, with a big hot kick from the chipotle and the Buffalo is a hot, tangy sauce. I'd take either one! But the cherry ones are even better on the grill!

  14. The wings looked good but not on my eating plan for awhile :) I did thaw out some of the cherry chipolte bbq sauce I had in the freezer for chicken breasts though.

    Frankie is a cute!

  15. The cherry chipotle sauce sounds like something I would love. I never think to make wings! Perfect for a football party.

  16. Oh yum! I am loving the idea of using the cherry preserves!!

  17. Frankie looks so cute. Have fun with him!

  18. These foods look just wonderful. Cathy

  19. The wings look delicious!! And I'm sure Frankie will be adding lots of excitment to your house!!

  20. Mmmm, they look delicious! And what a sweet new puppy!!!

  21. Wings are my favorite. The puppy is cute.

  22. Cherry Chipotle ... got my attention!

  23. Your buffalo wings look yummy and your puppy is so sweet, but I know what you mean about them keeping you busy :)

  24. Now I'm hungry and I want a puppy ... and it's all your fault!!! Great sounding recipes and that pup is adorable...Have a wonderful week!!!

  25. You always have the best recipes! And your puppy is sweet...and would probably like one of those wings! ♥

  26. We love the Cherry Chipotle! Frankie is a great addition! They are just like newborns at first ;o)

  27. I bet they were a hit with the boys!

  28. We were just talking about the Superbowl get together! Aha! I will pick the chipotle!

    Welcome home Frankie! You just found a very loving home.

  29. Carol,

    These will be great for Super Bowl! Puppy is adorable.


  30. Cherry Chipolte sounds wonderful! Being a dog lover I just love your Frankie. He is so cute.

  31. I bet they were fantastic! My family loves wings - Your dog reminds me of our old Sampson - we miss him!

  32. Puppy is so cute!! The wing sauce sounds great - we'll have to try it out!


  33. That's a cutie!
    The fried chicken wings look fingerlicking.

  34. Double yes and double yum!! I'm drooling. = ))

  35. These looks so so good; I can slmost taste them, I know someone around here who would love this.

  36. Perfect timing, Carol. This is a killer recipe too! Doing these for Super Bowl!

  37. These really do look wonderful. They are perfect party food. I love the chipotle sauce. I hope you have a great day with that cute pup. Blessings...Mary

  38. Oh my gosh! How cute. I was watching the Westminister Dog Show this week and drooled over some of the dogs including my all-time favorite, German Shephard. We had one growing up and when she died, we never got a new dog.


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