Chicken wings are my go-to late night meal. There’s a place really close to me that’s open until 1 am! I prefer local chicken wing places because they get creative with flavors and the wings tend to be meatier.
I was super excited when I discovered National Chicken Wing Month! Although it’s in the month of July, I had to pair some of my favorite fall flavors with it–Maple & Bourbon!
Bourbon Maple Chicken Wings
2 pounds chicken wings
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup bourbon
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss wings with oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Lay wings on a baking sheet, being sure they aren’t touching. Bake wings for 20 minutes. Flip wings over and bake for another 20 minutes.
While wings are baking, combine all other ingredients in a small pot. Whisk ingredients until fully combined, then bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to low and let sauce simmer on low until wings are done.
Toss baked wings in warm sauce. Place wings back on baking sheet and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove wings from oven and enjoy!