Quaker Steak and Lube Arizona Ranch Wings

I’ve had a big hankerin’ for some chicken wings ever since we drove over to Cincinnati and went shopping at Jungle Jim’s. I picked up a few bottles of Quaker Steak and Lube wing sauces, including this Arizona Ranch. We’ve actually eaten at a Quaker Steak & Lube near Cincinnati, and really enjoyed it. We can’t wait for them to open one here in Indianapolis!

Quaker Steak and Lube Arizona Ranch Wings

I really like the Quaker Steak and Lube Arizona Ranch sauce. It is like ranch dressing, for grownups. It has some kick, but not enough to scare grandma off. Personally, I’d for more kick, but I wasn’t the only one eating wings! You can see how the Arizona Ranch stacks up heat-wise to the other yummy Quaker Steak & Lube sauces here.

I was worried that for $5-$6, the sauce was over-priced, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that that isn’t the case. For the number of wings I made I used only a little sauce, without sacrificing flavor. And the sauce sticks to the wings. Not gloppy, molasses sticky, but just sticky enough to not run off and form a puddle. I liked that. A lot.

Quaker Steak and Lube Arizona Ranch Wings

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

Ingredients

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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.

Buffalo Supreme Wings

Buffalo wings, blue cheese, and celery. Very traditional and very good and usually, each component is served separately. But why not cut to the chase and combine all of those great flavors into one bite? Buffalo supreme wings do exactly that. Yeah, they’re messy to eat, but that’s part of the fun.

Buffalo Supreme Wings

I really enjoyed chowing down on Buffalo supreme wings. They didn’t last long at all, that’s for sure. It was bordering on embarrassing, but I couldn’t help myself. That happens with me and wings a lot.

Buffalo Supreme 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

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup Buffalo wing hot sauce I used Frank's RedHot
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves chopped
  • 2 cups blue cheese crumbled

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Keep warm until ready to use.

Meijer Bourbon Honey Mustard Wings

Is it possible for a bottled store-brand wing sauce to be too good? No, but Meijer Bourbon Honey Mustard wing sauce is about as good as you can get. All of the flavors are balanced and at just the right levels for me. Not too much bourbon flavor. Just the right honey sweetness. And the right mustardy vinegar kick. It’s different and delicious.

Meijer Bourbon Honey Mustard Wings

I contacted Meijer’s corporate office about the fact that I couldn’t find their Honey Bourbon wing sauce online. As of the time of this post they haven’t added it yet. So just head to your local Meijer and grab a bottle from the condiment section. While you’re there grab a few bottles of the other great Meijer wing sauces.

Meijer wing sauces

Meijer Bourbon Honey Mustard Wings

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

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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

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

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