Bottled hot-pepper sauce and bubbling cola give the chicken wings a sweet hotness in this appetizer.

Source: Midwest Living

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
marinate:
300 mins
roast:
20 mins at 450°
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
12
Yield:
4 or 6 main-dish servings or 12 appetizer servings
Advertisement

Hot Sauce & Cola Chicken Wings

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place the chicken wings in a large heavy, self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour the 12-ounce can of cola over the chicken wings. Seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or for up to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain the chicken wings, discarding the cola marinade. Return wings to bag; pour the hot-pepper sauce over the chicken wings. Close bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain the chicken wings, discarding the hot-pepper sauce marinade.

    Advertisement
Instructions Checklist
  • In a very large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook 12 chicken wings in the hot oil over medium heat till brown on all sides. Remove from skillet; place in a well-greased, foil-lined large roasting pan. Repeat with the remaining chicken wings, adding more oil, if necessary. Reserve the pan drippings. Bake chicken wings in a 450 degree F oven for 20 minutes or till tender and no longer pink.

For sauce:
  • In the same skillet, cook and stir garlic over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the 1/4 cup cola. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or till liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Whisk in butter till melted and the sauce is thickened. Keep warm.

Instructions Checklist
  • To serve, spoon Avocado Salsa into the center of 4 or 6 dinner plates. Place 4 or 6 of the chicken wings around the salsa. Drizzle the warm sauce over the chicken wings.

Nutrition Facts (Hot Sauce & Cola Chicken Wings)

637 calories; total fat 52g; cholesterol 181mg; sodium 271mg; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 5g; protein 31g.

Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and finely chopped; large tomato, finely chopped; green onions, finely chopped; snipped fresh cilantro; rice vinegar; lime juice; cloves garlic, minced; crushed red pepper and salt. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.

    Advertisement
Advertisement