Crispy Convection Oven Wings

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Most of the time I make wings either on a charcoal grill using the Vortex insert, on my Char-Broil Big Easy, or I deep fry them. But sometimes none of those options are available. That’s when I ‘fire up’ my convection oven. And you know, the wings are actually pretty darned good! Nothing will ever match deep frying wings in oil, but this is close enough when a deep fryer isn’t available. These crispy convection oven wings satisfy my wing craving just fine, thank you!

Crispy Convection Oven Wings

When your crispy convection oven wings are done, don’t make them sad by adding cold wing sauce right out of the fridge! That cold sauce will kill some of that crispiness that you had, and it’ll make your wings mighty darned cold! So if you’re using leftover, refrigerated sauce, warm it up while the wings are cooking. Then sauce those little beauties right out of the oven!

Also try my air fryer wings!

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.

Crispy Convection Oven Wings
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Crispy Convection Oven Wings

Nothing will ever match deep frying wings in oil, but this is close enough when a deep fryer isn’t available. These crispy convection oven wings satisfy my wing craving just fine, thank you!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword convection oven, crispy, wings
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 403kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  • Add the oil. Seal and shake to coat. Add the seasoning, seal, and shake to coat.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • To cook the wings, preheat your convection oven to 350 F.
  • Spread wings out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then flip the wings.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 375 F.
  • Bake wings another 30 minutes or until getting crispy around the edges.
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with warmed sauce and toss. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Protein: 30g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 255mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Garlic-Q Wings

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Alliger’s House of Wings has some of most awesome wing sauces I’ve ever had. I just cannot get enough of them. The other really cool thing about Alliger’s is that their website has simple recipes for combining their sauces to make new flavors. Like these Garlic-Q wings. It’s a wonderful combination of, you guessed it, garlic wing sauce and BBQ wing sauce! The garlic sauce by itself is pretty garlicky. Add in some BBQ wing sauce and you get this awesome new taste with just the perfect amount of spice.

Garlic-Q Wings


Garlic-Q wings are a great way to bring a little something different to the party. We’ve all had garlicky wings. We’ve all had BBQ wings. But Garlic-Q wings? Now, that’s new. And it’s so crazy easy to make!

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

Also try my chili garlic wings!

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.

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Garlic-Q Wings

These wings are a wonderful combination of, you guessed it, garlic wing sauce and BBQ wing sauce! The garlic sauce by itself is pretty garlicky. Add in some BBQ wing sauce and you get this awesome new taste with just the perfect amount of spice.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, BBQ, garlic, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 312kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Notes

Nutritional values do not include the rub or sauces.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Jalapeno Peach Wings

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I think it’s safe to say that I am addicted to chicken wings. They’re one of the most versatile dishes you can make. There are literally thousands of different sauces and seasonings for them. When I walk thru the grocery store I always look to see what is in season. Chances are, whatever it is, it can be made into a wing sauce. These jalapeno peach wings are a great example. That wonderful peach flavor with just a little spicy kick. Add a little sweetness and a nice vinegary snap and you end up with fantastic tasting wings.

Jalapeno Peach Wings

I wouldn’t hesitate to make an extra big batch of the sauce and use it to slather onto grilled or roasted chicken. Or brush it onto a rack of ribs just before pulling them off your smoker or grill. And it’s also fantastic on top of a chicken sandwich. The sauce is definitely not just for jalapeno peach wings but it sure is mighty good on them!

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

Also try my ancho peach wings.

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.

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Jalapeno Peach Wings

These jalapeno peach wings have a wonderful peach flavor with just a little spicy kick. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeno, peach, wings
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 694kcal

Ingredients

For the sauce (makes enough for 4-5 batches of wings)

  • 5 medium peaches chopped
  • 1 pound jalapenos stemmed, seeded, chopped
  • ½ medium sweet onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

For the sauce (makes enough for 4-5 batches of wings)

  • Place the peaches, jalapenos, onion and ginger into a food processor. Pulse a few times. You want to shred the ingredients but not puree them.
  • Transfer to a sauce pan. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally until thickened.

Nutrition

Calories: 694kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 90g | Vitamin A: 1403IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings

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Whenever we are in the Cincinnati area we make a stop at Quaker Steak & Lube for wings. They have the best sauces and service around. My wife’s favorite sauce there is Thai ‘R’ Cracker, a somewhat sweet chili sauce. We also usually pick up a few bottles of sauce to take home. Those bottles don’t normally last long, so I decided to make a copycat of the sauce. Just like the original, this chili sauce-based mixture combines a bit of sweet and a bit of heat all with a slight Asian zing. It’s really, really good stuff. Copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings sauce is the kind of stuff that makes you want to lick your wings. And that’s borderline weird.

Copycat Thai R Cracker Wings

The secret to this copycat Quaker Steak and Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker wings sauce is in the chili sauces you choose. Both garlic and sweet chili sauces come in a lot of different variations, making it difficult to match the original taste exactly. I recommend getting a few bottles of each different sauce and mix them and try them to find the combination that you prefer. Our local grocery store had several different brands of each. You can also try your local Asian market for others.

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

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.

Copycat Thai 'R' Cracker Wings
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Copycat Thai ‘R’ Cracker Wings

Just like the original, this chili sauce-based mixture combines a bit of sweet and a bit of heat all with a slight Asian zing. It’s really, really good stuff. The kind of stuff that makes you want to lick your wings, which is borderline weird.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Asian wings, copycat
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 420kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • ¼ cup chili garlic sauce or more as desired
  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil I used a bit less than 1 teaspoon. You might want to start with 1/2 teaspoon and taste and add more if you desire. A little sesame oil goes a long ways.
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated. I substituted 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

Instructions

For the sauce

  • Combine all ingredients. Add more garlic chili sauce and sesame oil as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 2489mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Sauce-Injected Wings

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Buffalo sauce-injected wings. Yep, you read that correctly! Oh how many thousands of wings have I eaten? I sure do love my wings. But you know, maybe a little something was missing. Once you get inside the wing, well, there’s just chicken. Good tasty moist chicken, sure. But no sauce. What if instead of tossing my wings with sauce I injected them with it instead, kinda like injecting a pork shoulder? So I did. Buffalo sauce-injected wings are crazy good and fantastically different. Crispy skin on the outside with a burst of wing sauce in the middle. No lame wings here.

Buffalo Sauce-Injected Wings

I really enjoyed these Buffalo-sauce injected wings. It’s like I get the best of all the tastes. I get to enjoy my wing seasoning. None of it is diluted after the wing has been covered in sauce. And I get my wing sauce, and lots of it. I didn’t end up with a lake of sauce at the bottom of my plate. It was definitely a chicken wing win, and a real attention-getter at a party.

Of course, you don’t have to use just Buffalo wing sauce like I did. Any wing sauce will work, but you’ll want to try and use ones that are thin enough to make it through your injector. And don’t skimp on the injector either.

Buffalo Sauce-Injected Wings
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Buffalo Sauce-Injected Wings

Buffalo sauce-injected wings are crazy good and fantastically different. Crispy skin on the outside with a burst of wing sauce in the middle. No lame wings here.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo, injected, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 312kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  • Add the oil and seasoning. Seal and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Insert an injector into the bottle of wing sauce and fill the injector. Alternatively, pour some of the sauce into a tall glass and fill the injector from it.
  • Insert the end of the needle into each wing and gently push down on the plunger to fill the wing with sauce. Slowly remove the needle and inject the remaining wings. Serve.

Notes

Note: If you are using leftover sauce that has been refrigerated make sure to heat it first. You do not want to inject cold liquid into hot wings.
Nutritional values do not include the seasoning or sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

TGI Fridays Buffalo Wings

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I’ve always been a fan of Buffalo wings so I’m always up for trying an already-made Buffalo wing sauce, specially since there are so many different ones. I picked up a bottle of TGI Fridays Buffalo wing sauce and quickly got to making a batch of wings, this time using my Vortex insert on my Weber Performer grill. This is not a thick Buffalo wing sauce, but instead it’s quite thin. A bottle goes a long, long ways. It’s a mild sauce so you get great Buffalo-style flavors but without a lot of spiciness. I would say it’s a good  standard Buffalo wing sauce, perfect for a crowd since you don’t have to worry about it being too hot.

TGI Fridays Buffalo Wings

TGI Friday’s Buffalo wing sauce isn’t just great on wings, either. It makes for a perfect dipping sauce for chicken fingers or nuggets. If the sauce is too thin just warm it in a sauce pan. Then whisk in just a bit of flour. Not much, but just enough to thicken it up.

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.

TGI Fridays Buffalo Wings
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TGI Fridays Buffalo Wings

I’ve always been a fan of Buffalo wings so I’m always up for trying an already-made Buffalo wing sauce, specially since there are so many different ones.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo wings
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 312kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

Notes

Nutritional values do not include the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Rotisserie Chicken Wings

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I have cooked my share of wings and then some. On my Char-Broil Big Easy. And on a smoker. Sometimes, on a charcoal grill using the Vortex BBQ. Deep fried. Slow cooked. Any way, any time, I do love wings. Heck, I even put together a free eCookbook full of wings, using homemade and store-bought sauces. But until now I had never cooked wings using a rotisserie basket on my grill. One thing is for sure, this is not the last time I’ll be doing it, either. Perfectly crispy wings cooked up in no time, using a gas or charcoal grill. Nothing but yumminess here with these rotisserie chicken wings!

Rotisserie Chicken Wings

I coated the wings in a just a bit of oil first. Then I tossed them with my favorite wing seasoning. That’s it. For the rotisserie all you need is a super hot indirect fire. You don’t want flame directly beneath the wings as they will drip, and that’ll cause flare-ups and burning. So keep the fire around the wings, but not below and your wings will come out as great as my rotisserie chicken wings did.

Resist the temptation to open the lid to your grill while the wings cook. But I have to admit, I peaked once or twice because hey, it’s cool to see wings toss around in a basket. It’s the ultimate in food porn.

Also try my super-easy rotisserie whole chicken. And you’ll want some rotisserie fries, too!

Update: Since posting this I’ve also made fries using the Only Fire rotisserie basket. See my post on the results here.

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.

Rotisserie Chicken Wings
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Rotisserie Chicken Wings

One thing is for sure, this is not the last time I’ll be making rotisserie chicken wings. Perfectly crispy wings cooked up in no time, using a gas or charcoal grill. Nothing but yumminess here!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword rotisserie, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 546kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container. Add the oil and seasoning. Seal and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Fire up your grill with a rotisserie attachment. You do not want any direct fire beneath the basket. I put a disposable pan under the basket to catch and drippings. On a charcoal grill you'll want to keep the lit coals in front of and behind the rotisserie. For a gas grill you want any burner(s) to the left and right of the basket to be lit if your burners run from-to-back. If your burners run from left-to-right you want to have the burner(s) in front of and behind the basket to be lit. If you have an infrared burner above your basket, light it also and turn it to medium-high. All other burners should be on high.
  • Transfer the wings to the basket and place on your grill. Turn on the rotisserie and close the lid. You want high heat, so no peaking. Let the wings cook for 20 minutes before checking them. They should start to crisp and the meat will start to pull back from the bones. Mine ended up taking 25-30 minutes until they got how I liked them.
  • Carefully remove the wings from the basket and sauce and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce

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Don’t fear the habanero. Don’t worry about the heat. Well, ok, maybe a little. But it’s really tamed by the fantastic mango sauce. This copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero sauce might well be the perfect combination of sweet and heat. This is what Buffalo wing sauce wants to be when it grows up. It is nothing but awesome.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce

I used a can of mango nectar when I made this copycat Buffalo Wild Wings mango habanero sauce. I found it in the Hispanic foods section of my grocery store. If you can’t find it, you might find it in the juice section. In a pinch, you can substitute mango that has been diced and pureed until very smooth. In that case you’ll probably need to strain the sauce before using.

Remember that if you have to refrigerate your open bottle of wing sauce to let it sit out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before using. You don’t want to ‘shock’ hot, just-cooked wings with a cold sauce.

Also try my copycats of BW3s spicy garlic and Parmesan garlic wings.

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.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce
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Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce

Don’t fear the habanero. Don’t worry about the heat. Well, ok, maybe a little. But it’s really tamed by the fantastic mango sauce. This might well be the perfect combination of sweet and heat. This is what Buffalo wing sauce wants to be when it grows up.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, fruity, spicy, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 440kcal

Ingredients

For the sauce

Instructions

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

  • Combine ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Stir and simmer until reduced to the desired consistency.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 864IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

BBQ Ranch Wings

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I have been enjoying the heck out of the flavors of wing sauces I picked up from the House of Wings. Each and every one has been fantastic. Another cool thing about House of Wings is that on their website they have recipes for using their sauces and a few other simple ingredients to create all-new flavors. Like these BBQ Ranch wings. They’re crazy easy and crazy delicious. There’s nothing fancy going on here, just a great wing sauce. The kind you cannot stop eating.

BBQ Ranch Wings

These BBQ Ranch wings have just the right amount of Buffalo wing flavor, with a hint of BBQ sauce. The Ranch dressing adds a nice creaminess and coolness to the wings. This is a great way to serve wings at a party. No need for that bowl of Ranch for dipping your wings. They’ve already been dipped for you!

I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!

Also try my slow cooker Buffalo Ranch wings.

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.

BBQ Ranch Wings
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BBQ Ranch Wings

I have been enjoying the heck out of the flavors of wing sauces I picked up from the House of Wings. Each and every one has been fantastic.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, BBQ, Ranch, wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 506kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Notes

Nutritional values do not include rub or sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Great Value Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce

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I often make my own chicken wing sauces. And then sometimes I don’t. I recently made it a goal of mine to try all of the wing sauces from the big grocery stores in our area: WalMart, Meijer, and Kroger. And far, I’ve been super impressed with the store sauces, like this Great Value Parmesan Garlic wing sauce. It’s thick enough to stick to the wings (it’s very thick, actually!) and it has great Parmesan and garlic flavor.

Great Value Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce

Great Value Parmesan garlic wing sauce isn’t just great on wings. I like to roast or grill chicken breasts, chop or slice them, and toss with a bit of this sauce. It makes for the perfect creamy chicken over a salad.

Remember that if you have to refrigerate your open bottle of wing sauce to let it sit out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before using. You don’t want to ‘shock’ hot, just-cooked wings with a cold sauce.

Also try the Great Value Asian Sweet Chili 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 Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce
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Great Value Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce

A bottled sauce with great Parmesan and garlic flavors.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic, Parmesan, wings
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 312kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

Notes

Nutritional values do not include the wing sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.