Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Yowsa. Somebody needs to open a gallery of chicken wing pictures. A picture of these Detroit hot honey wings would be right by the entrance. Under heavy guard. I loved them more than I ever thought I would. They’re almost like your standard Buffalo wings with one very obvious addition: sweet honey. Oh, and cayenne. Sweet heat, exactly what you’re searching for in a great wing.

Detroit Hot Honey Wings

You can add more cayenne pepper to the wings as they marinade if you like, but I leaned towards more sweet than heat when I made Detroit hot honey wings. The sauce is so great you could eat it by itself. I think it might also make for a great ham glaze too. And it would also make for a great sauce over roasted or grilled chicken.

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Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more, to taste
  • kosher salt freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the honey and hot sauce.
  • Reduce heat and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

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