This is a common staple during the American Football championship season. Buffalo wings are called so because they were initially invented in Buffalo, NY. Conventionally Buffalo wings are deep fried, however, if you do not have a deep fryer at home, but want to cook a meal of Buffalo wings, it is ideal to use a recipe that requires the wings to be broiled after they are marinated in a spicy sauce.

Ingredients

Wings

2 lb chicken wings (about 12 wings) 
3 Tbsp butter, melted 
4 Tbsp bottled hot pepper sauce 
1 tbsp paprika 
½ tsp salt 
½ tsp cayenne pepper 
¼ tsp black pepper 
Celery sticks (optional)

Blue Cheese Dip

½ cup sour cream 
½ cup crumbled blue cheese 
½ cup mayonnaise 
1 tbsp white wine vinegar or white vinegar 
1 clove garlic, minced

Method

Wings

1.Cut off wing tips. Either discard or reserve for other use such as preparing stock. Chop wings at the joint. Put chicken wing pieces in a plastic bag. Set aside. Note: when cutting uncooked chicken, it is best to use a chopping board reserved specifically cutting uncooked chicken. clean thoroughly when complete. Do not let raw chicken juices to come in contact with other food.

2.Create a marinade by stirring together the melted butter, hot pepper sauce, paprika, salt, cayenne, pepper, and black pepper. Pour all except 2 tablespoons of the marinade over the chicken wings in the plastic bag. Keep back marinade for brushing after the pieces come out of the oven. seal bag and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. When marinating is finished, drain marinade and discard bag.

3.Put wing pieces on the rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat source for approximately 10 minutes on each side, until chicken is tender and not pink. Take out of oven and brush with reserved marinade.

Serve with Blue Cheese Dip and celery sticks.

This recipe makes approximately 24 pieces (about 12 appetizer servings).

Blue Cheese Dip

Combine dip ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or pulse until smooth. Cover and chill for up to a week.

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