Wings Showdown

Try local Kadejan chicken wings (99¢/lb.  Feb. 2-4 Flash Deal)  two ways for a battle of the wings!

Nick's Lemon Pepper Wings

Our Catering Kitchen Supervisor Nick created this zesty recipe.

2.5-3 lbs. Kadejan chicken wings
2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons lemon pepper (available in bulk herbs & spices)
2.5-3 teaspoons baking powder (optional for extra crispy wings)

4 oz. butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450° F.

Combine oil,  salt and lemon pepper. Rinse wings, pat dry, and toss in oil mixture. For extra crispy wings, next toss the wings in baking powder (1 tsp. per pound of wings). Put your wings skin side-up on a cookie tray in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours.

Arrange the wings on a cookie tray topped with a wire cooling rack for an even bake. Bake for 20 minutes (do NOT open the oven during this time). Then flip the wings over and cook another 15–20 minutes, until finished. Let wings rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes before adding sauce.

For the sauce, melt butter in a sauté pan and sauté crushed garlic until brown. Then add lemon juice, thyme,  mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together and toss with the wings!

BBQ Wings

Daddy Sam’s is the favorite BBQ sawce of Wedge staffer Nathan C. – this recipe is directly from the owner, Kyle.

“This is my favorite BBQ sauce! It’s so good I wish I had it on tap. Try it in sloppy Joe’s, with potato chips, or in the slow cooker with a chuck roast. Thick, flavorful, spicy, but not too spicy. Give it a try!” – Nathan C.

3 lbs. Kadejan chicken wings
1 jar (19 oz.) Daddy Sam’s Bar-B-Que Sawce

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Season wings with salt and pepper, place in medium bowl and toss with ½- ¾ of the sawce. Arrange wings on a cooking sheet (you might need two), leaving space between them, and place on oven’s middle shelf.

Cook wings about 30-35 minutes until wings are well browned, flipping them if necessary to even out the cooking. Brush wings with more Daddy Sam’s and cook for 8 to 10 more minutes, until nicely glazed.

Pile the wings on a warm platter and serve with a warm bowl of Daddy Sam’s for dipping. The wings may be cooked ahead and reheated if desired.