Back in 2008, I was cooking for a friend of mine for the first time. She and her now hubs had just introduced me to JP, and I was making the meal so we could dish about my new man. (Talk about blind date success!) Little did I know, before dinner was served, she’d had a quick convo about whether she’d need a real dinner after my meal…It went something like this:
“White girl cooking chicken wings? You better have something ready when I get home.”
There apparently was some doubt that this black soul food queen trapped in the body of a white girl could throw down in the kitchen…Let’s just say, not only was she pleasantly surprised, but since then, I have catered her wedding shower, her rehearsal dinner, and her baby shower….AND, I have officially been dubbed by her friends and family, “White Girl Can Cook Productions.”
It’s a title I wear proudly!
Oh, and those delish looking onion rings shown in the pic? Here’s THAT recipe.
4 garlic cloves
2 Tb butter
1 chopped jalapeño
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce (I use Frank’s Red Hot Wings)
1/2 cup chili garlic sauce (I use Sriracha Hot Garlic Chili Sauce, aka “Rooster” sauce)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 Jack Daniel’s Bourbon
1 family pack of chicken wings
flour for dredging
Wings: Preheat oven to 425. Dredge chicken wings in flour and place on a well-greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes and flip over. Continue baking for 20-25 more minutes until crispy.
Sauce: Saute shallots (substitute a medium onion if you need to) and garlic cloves in 2 TB butter on medium heat until soft but not browned, about a minute. Add chopped jalapenos and saute for another minute. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined. Let simmer on stove top on low heat until wings are done. Dip wings in the sauce after they come out of the oven and serve immediately with additional BBQ sauce on the side.
**Mix some fresh crumbled blue cheese with full-fat sour cream, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and dip wings if you’d like…
Easy to make and your friends will be blown away by the delish factor! (Especially if you’re a white girl!)