Bourbon Street Wings

Bourbon Street sauce has quickly become the go-to sauce in our house. It’s a very easy sauce to make, using ingredients I always have on hand. I put it on a lot of dishes, like these outstanding Bourbon Street wings. The sauce has a hint of Bourbon, with a little sweetness, and a little heat. Everything you want in a sauce.

Bourbon Street Wings

I make chicken wings in a variety of ways, from deep-fried, to cooked in my Char-Broil Big Easy, to grilled. I recently picked up a Vortex, an insert for your charcoal grill that really concentrates the heat, which makes it possible to make crispy, tasty wings on a grill. What a great invention!

I tossed a family pack (3 or 4 pounds) of wings with a little oil and our Fire-Eater rub and let them ‘get happy’ while I lit up the charcoal. Then the wings went onto the grill, while I made up a batch of Bourbon Street sauce. In less than an hour we were enjoying Bourbon Street wings, and moaning in delight over just how great they were.

Bourbon Street 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
  • 1/4 cup Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub
  • 1-2 cups Bourbon Street sauce

For the Bourbon Street sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons red onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces chili sauce
  • 8 ounces spicy barbecue sauce any store-bought brand will do
  • 3 ounces wing sauce I used Frank's RedHot

Instructions

For the wings

For the Bourbon Street sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Optional: Let sauce cool slightly and puree in a blender, or use a hand blender to make the sauce super smooth.