Whether your favorite part of Sunday is the game, the half-time show or the ever famous commercials, Super Bowl Sunday is a day to indulge in some great bar food. I love a good chicken wing but really only indulge in them once in a blue moon. A friend gave me a recipe for baked wings and it is so tasty, I might be tempted to eat them more often. Frying wings is such a mess and not all that bathing suit-friendly.

Wing Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/3-1/2 cup hot pepper sauce (depending on how hot you like your wings)


  • 5 lbs chicken wings with tips removed and drummets separated (should yield about 60 wings)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper

For wing sauce, a day before, mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from stove to cool. Place in a bowl and refrigerate until the next day when you make the wings. This step can be done up to a week ahead. Reheat sauce before using.

For the wings, heat your oven to 400F. Put a wire rack inside two baking sheets with rims. Place the Wings’ ingredients in a very large bowl and toss with your hands (hands work best!) to coat the chicken wings. Divide the chicken between the two pans with the wire racks. The chicken needs to be in a single layer. Bake wings until cooked and crispy, about 50 minutes or so. I turn them half way through cooking time.

After the wings are done baking, in a large bowl place the wings and sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately with bleu cheese or ranch dressing, carrots or celery.

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Colleen Brosnan (53 Posts)

A wife, a mom, a chronic over-volunteerer, an early riser, a sister, a daughter, an aunt , a friend, a wine drinker, a belly-laugher.