I've been experimenting with different ways to cook chicken wings for years. Yes, we all enjoy our Buffalo wings but sometimes I want something different. So here we go.
BBQ Bob's Sweet and Tangy wings
12 to 15 chicken wings (more or less, more is good), I prefer fresh, whole wings.
1 cup of Italian dressing
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup molasses
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
Marinate the wings in the italian dressing for an hour or more (i actually like to marinate them overnight)
Drain but don't rinse wings
Combine all other ingredients (minus the Italian dressing, you already used that) in a large bowl and add the wings.
Toss and let sit for a couple beers worth of time. Toss again. Have another beer.
Preheat oven to 325 derees. Spread wings out on a cookie sheet lined with foil for easy clean up.
Bake for 45 minutes... the last step is not neccessary but I always do it because I like crispy wings:
Either place on a hot grill or change your oven to broil (lowest temp) and carefully watch as the wings turn to a dark brown and remove when desired crispiness is achieved.
I'm pairing these wings with Ommegang Witte beer. It's a Wheat Ale with spices like sweet orange peel and coriander. A Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale, flavorful, soft and hazy. Witte was made to refresh and restore the palette.
And of course, Ommegang Witte is available at Beer Belly Bob's Route 51 in Ilion.