The Superbowl is just around the corner. You can totally rock the house with this fantastic recipe. And your husband will think you're as awesome as his favorite QB.
I don't think I ever ate chicken wings until my friends made us this recipe a few years ago. I was really hesitant to try it because eating chicken wings sounded unappetizing to me. But these were incredible and we immediately asked for the recipe. It is originally from Bobby Flay, off the Food Network. His recipe, of course, calls for Bourbon, but we substitute vanilla instead.
Ancho peppers are hard to find east of the Rockies, so we bought a poblano pepper, roasted it, and diced it for the recipe. If you live in Arizona or thereabouts, you should be able to find ancho peppers in the Mexican aisle in the dried Mexican spices, or you might be able to find Ground Ancho Pepper in the spice aisle.
It takes quite a bit of time and mess, but the results are SO worth it!!
BOURBON STREET BUFFALO WINGS
2 Tbs butter
1 large shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2-4 Tbs vanilla
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup honey
1 Tbs ancho pepper (or poblano), finely chopped
1 cup chili sauce
1 cup barbecue sauce
3 ounces wing sauce
Oil, for frying
50 chicken wings
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add shallot and garlic. Sauté about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla, brown sugar, and honey to heat thru. Next add the ancho peper, chili sauce, barbecue sauce, and wing sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve. For the chicken wings, heat oil in a deep fryer or large skillet. Drop chicken wings, in batches, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil and drain. Pour sauce over wings in large bowl and coat well.