Taste Domination Hatch Pepper Wings

The entire line of Taste Domination wing sauces is amazing. They’re spot-on when it comes to flavor. They’re perfectly thick but not too thick. They’re nicely spicy but not overly so. The Hatch Pepper sauce is flat-out fantastic. This sauce is what good-ole Buffalo Wing sauce wishes it would grow up to be. It’s got a great southwestern vibe to it, and just enough heat to wake you up.

Taste Domination Hatch Pepper Wings

Taste Domination Hatch Pepper wing sauce isn’t just for wings. It’s fantastic for dipping shrimp. I like to drizzle it over fried chicken pieces. I’ve even mixed it with Ranch dressing and used it as a wing dipping sauce. It’s got the kick and flavors that I love. It’s definitely a favorite of mine.

Taste Domination Hatch Pepper Wings

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

Ingredients

Instructions

Copycat Winger’s Wings

There are few things that make me happier than a big ole basket of wings. I consider wings to be the perfect lunch. The other day I cooked up a batch of wings and tossed them with a bit of homemade Winger’s wing sauce. Perhaps one of the easiest wing sauces in existence, it packs a little heat and a little sweat. Fabulously addicting!

Copycat Winger's Wings

I wouldn’t mess around with the recipe for Winger’s wing sauce. It’s meant to be straightforward. Nothing fru-fru. Just the perfect balance and consistency. No lakes of wing sauce at the bottom of the basket here!

Copycat Winger’s 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
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 2 cups Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar

Instructions

For the sauce (prepare when you start cooking the wings)

  • Place ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.

Joey Chestnut Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

When I first came across Joey Chestnut’s Nashville Hot Chicken Wing Sauce it was on a display at Jungle Jim’s outside of Cincinnati. The flavors all sounded intriguing and different, so I grabbed a few bottles and rushed on home to make some wings. Every sauce has been fantastic, different, and just flat-out tasty. I love Nashville hot chicken, so the idea of putting that same great kicked-up spicy flavor on wings was a must-do for me. Man, was it good!

Joey Chestnut Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Joey Chestnut’s Nashville Hot Chicken wing sauce is great all around, and not just in taste. It has the perfect consistency, the right stick-to-the-wingsness. This sauce would be great on more than wings too, Heck, drizzle it all over fried chicken and get instant Nashville hot chicken with a twist!

Joey Chestnut Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

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

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub
  • Joey Chestnut Nashville Hot Chicken Wing Sauce

Instructions

Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings

When I can’t get to the nearest Quaker Steak & Lube (about 2 hours from here in Indy), I do the next-best-thing and make my version of their wings here. This time I used the insanely good Thai ‘R’ Cracker sauce. It’s got a bit of kick, but not so much that you’re gonna cry. And it’s got a bit of sweet to it too. It’s perfect with a bit of cool Ranch sauce on the side. Or serve the wings with more Thai ‘R’ Cracker sauce for a more kicked-up dipping sauce.

Quaker Steak and Lube Thai 'R' Cracker Wings

Thai ‘R’ Cracker sauce is by far Anita’s favorite from Quaker Steak and Lube. We always keep a number of bottles on hand for making delicious wings!

Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings

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

Ingredients

Instructions

Quaker Steak and Lube Medium Buffalo Wings

I love chicken wings. Homemade or bottled sauce, just as great either way to me. And I love to be surprised by just how great some store-bought sauces are. Like this Quaker Steak and Lube medium Buffalo wing sauce. This is what a bottled sauce is supposed to be.

The perfect consistency. You want that. The perfect amount of heat. You need that. And that great classic Buffalo flavor. You deserve that. This is it, all in one sauce. It is nice and creamy to boot.

Quaker Steak and Lube Medium Buffalo Wings

Anita and I always stop at the Quaker Steak and Lube outside of Cincinnati when we are in the area. They have a full menu and great service. I of course only get the wings. Because, like this medium Buffalo wing sauce, all of their sauces are fantastic. There’s not even a sort-of-ok sauce on the menu. They’are all great!

Quaker Steak and Lube Medium Buffalo Wings

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

Ingredients

Instructions

Winger’s Wings

There are few things that make me happier than a big ole basket of wings. I consider wings to be the perfect lunch. The other day I cooked up a batch of wings and tossed them with a bit of homemade Winger’s wing sauce. Perhaps one of the easiest wing sauces in existence, it packs a little heat and a little sweat. Fabulously addicting!

Winger's Wings

I wouldn’t mess around with the recipe for Winger’s wing sauce. It’s meant to be straightforward. Nothing fru-fru. Just the perfect balance and consistency. No lakes of wing sauce at the bottom of the basket here!

Winger’s 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
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 2 cups Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.

Ramen-Seasoned Wings

I’ve come across recipes for Ramen-crusted chicken wings on the internet, but never really got into the idea. But I did get into the idea of dusting some mighty fine cooked wings with Ramen seasoning and serving them with an out-of-this-world peanut dipping sauce. And I didn’t leave off the noodles, nope! A quick fry in a pan with a little oil, and boom! Crunchy wing topping! These Ramen-seasoned wings with peanut dipping sauce disappeared in no time!

Ramen-Seasoned Wings

If you really love Ramen seasoning don’t be afraid to double the amount of seasoning used. I always have Ramen seasoning on hand because I like to crunch up the noodles and fry them for topping salads. More is better on these Ramen-seasoned wings with peanut dipping sauce.

Ramen-Seasoned 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
  • 3-4 packets Ramen seasoning or more if desired

For the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the remaining ingredients and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce heat and keep warm until ready to use.

Noble Made Hot Buffalo Wings

I was perusing the wing sauce section at our local Whole Foods when I came across a few bottles of Noble Made sauce, including their hot Buffalo wing sauce. Never one to pass up a new (to me) sauce, I grabbed a few and headed on home to make a big ole batch of wings. This sauce is good and spicy (hey, it does say ‘hot’ on the label!), has that great Buffalo wing flavor, and has the perfect consistency. And consistency is important. Too many sauces are thin and watery. You end up with 10 times as much sauce on your plate as you do on your wings. That’s not why you made wings. You want them covered in sauce, not swimming in sauce soup.

Noble Made Hot Buffalo Wings

Next time I’m at Whole Foods I won’t hesitate to grab a few more bottles of Noble Made hot Buffalo wing sauce, along with their other flavors. You can’t go wrong with it. It’s perfect for those occasions when I want a good spicy Buffalo wing sauce. It’s not for the ‘no spicy stuff for me’ crowd.

Noble Made Hot Buffalo Wings

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo Wings

I’m sitting here trying to describe how I felt when I devoured this copycat of the Buffalo wings from Applebee’s. It was more than love. It was an unstoppable obsession. An addiction. As soon as I was done eating I started to plan making them again. And again. So what makes them so different? It’s the addition of flour to what is a pretty typical Buffalo wing sauce. You wouldn’t think that it would make that big of a difference, but it helps the sauce stick to the wings. You don’t usually get that with Buffalo wings. They may be sauced, but a lot of that sauce ends up on your plate or shirt and not in your mouth.

Copycat Applebee's Buffalo Wings

There’s no such thing as making too many Applebee’s Buffalo wings or making them too often. No matter how you cook them, everyone will love them. I’ll end my thoughts there because I’m off to make another batch…

Copycat Applebee’s Buffalo 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
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 12 ounce bottle Louisiana hot sauce
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Heat the hot sauce in a small saucepan.
  • Add the butter and melt.
  • Whisk in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and garlic powder.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour and continue simmering until the sauce has thickened.
  • Reduce heat and keep sauce warm until ready to use.

Brown Sugar Curry Wings

My wife isn’t a fan of curry. That’s why I made these brown sugar curry wings for my lunch while she was at work. Score for me, because I loved the combination of sweetness and the curry. These wings need no sauce.

I went ahead and made a big batch of the spice mix in anticipation of making brown sugar curry wings a few days in a row. It’s a good thing that I did because I did end up having them a few times in one week. Don’t judge me.

Brown Sugar Curry Wings

What would I change about these brown sugar curry wings? Yeah, nothing. Ok, maybe I’d add a bit more curry. That’s it. No sauce required, so brine, no nothing. Just cook up some wings (I deep fried mine) and sprinkle with the mix. And devour.

Brown Sugar Curry Wings

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

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup curry powder

Instructions