Quaker Steak and Lube Smoked Jalapeno Honey Wings

I love to make my own wing sauces, but I have to admit, I’m a sucker for bottled sauces too. Specially when they’re as good as the Smoked Jalapeno Honey wing sauce from Quaker Steak and Lube. Anita I had lunch at a Quaker Steak and Lube on the north side of Cincinnati.

I enjoyed a big ole helping of their fantastic wings tossed in just the right amount of Smoked Jalapeno Honey sauce. And yes, after one bite I decided I was going home with a bottle of the sauce for my homemade wings. Just the right amount of heat and sweet, with a little light smokiness, this sauce is very tasty and not spicy enough to scare off your I-don’t-like-spicy friends.
Quaker Steak and Lube Smoked Jalapeno Honey WingsI would say that I on occasion have a good number of wing sauce bottles on hand. That used to worry me, but honestly, I eat wings so often that they don’t last very long at all. Specially when they are as good as the Smoked Jalapeno Honey wing sauce from Quaker Steak and Lube. I wish they had a restaurant here in Indy. I do love their wings (though they certainly serve a lot more than wings).

I also love Quaker Steak and Lube’s Louisiana Lickers and Arizona Ranch wing sauces.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Quaker Steak and Lube Smoked Jalapeno Honey Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -8 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

For the wings

Instructions

Dr Pepper Hot Wings

Not long ago I made some wonderful BBQ sauce made with Dr. Pepper. That got me thinking about how I could use Dr. Pepper with my favorite thing, chicken wings.  And here they are, in all of their glory. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and oh-so-sticky good. The Dr. Pepper flavor isn’t real strong, but it’s there. The balance is perfect. These Dr Pepper hot wings are some mighty tasty wings.
Dr Pepper Hot WingsMake sure you reduce the sauce when you make these Dr Pepper hot wings. The cornstarch is optional, depending on how thick you like your sauce, but for me it wasn’t so optional. I like the sauce to stick to my wings. I don’t like a lake of sauce in the bottom of my plate while my wings are dry as a bone.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Dr Pepper Hot Wings

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 1 12-ounce can Dr Pepper (not diet!)
  • 1/4 cup Franks RedHot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

For the sauce (start cooking when you start the wings)

  • Whisk together the Dr Pepper, hot sauce and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half.
  • Combine the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water and slowly whisk into the sauce.
  • Bring back to a simmer and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly before saucing your wings.

Great Value Medium Wing Sauce

If you’ve been looking for a great, inexpensive store-bought Buffalo wing sauce that has just the right amount of kick but isn’t too spicy, the medium wing sauce from Great Value (WalMart) is definitely the sauce for you. And me. Because I absolutely loved it. I decided to take a little break from hot wing sauces and this medium sauce definitely still satisfied my Buffalo wing craving without burning my mouth.It’s just barely spicy, and definitely very flavorful. Not overly vinegary. And the perfect consistency. I was really, really happy with it. This sauce is proof that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a store sauce to get a good product.
Great Value Medium Wing SauceThe Great Value mild wing sauce is also great, perfect for wings for a crowd without having to worry about it being too spicy.

Also try Meijer’s medium Buffalo wing sauce.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Great Value Medium Wing Sauce

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Great Value Medium wing sauce to taste

Instructions