There are a few moments in life where, as a wife, your husband looks over and he realizes that he's a very, very lucky man for marrying you. Those moments usually occur over food. At least, most of mine do. The first time I made these chicken wings (and every time since then, might I add), Ryan realizes he's a very lucky man for marrying me almost two years ago now. We can't really figure out why exactly he loves these chicken wings but he eats a huge amount every time. I don't even need to make a side dish. I tried to do that once many years ago and the side just sat there, untouched, while the chicken wings were polished off. That's why this is going under the "dinner series" instead of just being considered as an appetizer or a snack for someone. So stop putting chicken wings under "Super Bowl Party Food" and "appetizer" and serve them up for dinner!!
Ryan's Favorite Chicken Wings
courtesy of The Deens Bros. Cookbook
1 c. Ketchup
1/4 c. Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard
1/4 tsp. Texas Pete (or other hot sauce) - more or less to taste
1 Large Pack of Chicken Wings or 2 Small Packs
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the chicken.
Reserve 1/2 c. sauce and set aside.
Add the chicken to the remaining sauce, turning to coat.
Put the chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
Cook for 20 minutes.
Place the remaining sauce on the chicken and bake for another 20 minutes.