There are a couple things in life that I absolutely can't resist…
One of those things involves me curled up in my cozy bedroom devoid of all noise… Oh precious nap time… I miss you so! lol
The other thing is some good old fashioned root beer.
Sipping on an ice cold root beer float is only a tiny piece of heaven compared this is amazing Root Beer Chicken wings recipe! <3
Today's recipe is for all you root beer lovers out there!
These tasty wings make for an amazingly delicious and addictive appetizer. They're sticky, sweet and yummy in all the right ways! 🙂
The wing sauce is so simple to make and uses only a few ingredients – you might even have the ingredients on hand already. The sauce is made up of root beer, brown sugar, paprika and a little chipotle powder – that's it!
If you're making these for a party you may want to make extra because they get gobbled up quick!
- 2 lbs chicken wings
- 2 tbsps cornstarch
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- pinch of salt and pepper (this can be according to your taste)
For the Sauce:
- Preheat the oven to 375°F
- Pat chicken wings with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsps cornstarch with garlic powder and salt and pepper.
- Put the wings in the bowl and coat with the cornstarch mixture. You can move them around with your hands or tongs.
- Place a metal baking rack (like this one) on top of a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray.
- Place the coated wings on the rack – try to place them so none are touching. Giving space between them will help them crisp up. 🙂
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Using tongs, dip each wing into the Root Beer wing sauce (recipe below) and place back onto the wire rack on the cookie sheet.
- Place the wings back in the oven and Broil for 5-6 minutes. You want the heat to “glue” the sauce to the wings. 🙂
To make the Root Beer Wing sauce:
- While the wings are baking in the oven, make your wing sauce.
- In a medium pot on medium heat, add all sauce ingredients and combine using a whisk.
- Increase the heat and bring the sauce to a gentle boil.
- As soon as it starts gently bubbling, turn down the heat to LOW. Continue to stir with the whisk as the sauce begins to thicken up.
- Once your wing sauce reaches the thickness you like, remove the pot from the heat. Keep in mind that the longer you let the sauce reduce, the stickier they will be when added to the wings! 😀 I usually stop simmering at about 6 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Real Housemoms