Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Spicy garlic chicken wings that will set your mouth on fire… good thing there’s the best blue cheese dip EVER to dunk them in and help put out the flames.  These wings are roasted (not fried) and if you’re looking for a copy-cat version of Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings… look no further.

What are your plans for Super Bowl??

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I’m actually kinda-sort-of excited for it. As I’ve told you, I’ve been watching a little football this season and it hasn’t been as nails-on-a-chalk-board as it has in the past. So I’ll be watching and eating ;).

First I must warn you… the spicy garlic chicken wings you are about to see are spicy.

Not like sorta spicy, more like real-real spicy! These spicy garlic chicken wings are so spicy they should come with a disclaimer that reads: “Please don’t consume without consulting your primary physician first, please and thank you”.

Or maybe that’s just me.

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I’m not a wimp when it comes to spicy things. You of course know this about me, but my absolute favorite thing to eat when we got to Buffalo Wild Wings is anything covered in their spicy garlic sauce. This is my take on that. So deliciously spicy and garlicky and of course theirs blue cheese dip to cool it all down.

Now, my husband would probably disagree with me on how spicy these really are… remember he’s the guy who wants to put a habanero in everything. But my eleven-year-old would side with me that, yup these wings are pretty darn spicy and delicious and highly addictive.

Let’s begin with the blue cheese dip, shall we?

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It’s a good idea to make the blue cheese dip in advanced. Like a good pasta red sauce, it tastes better after it’s spent some quality time in the fridge. As for blue cheese, any will do.

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Start by adding 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 cup of buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.

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Then mix until combined. I use my spatula to break up the large clumps.

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Cover and pop it into the fridge while you make the wings.

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Breaking down chicken wings is easy-peasy. Grab a sharp chef’s knife, feel for the joint and firmly sink your knife right in the middle and it should go in pretty darn easily, separating one wing into thirds. Discard the wing tips or save, freeze and use in stock. But you only want the drumettes and wingettes.

If you haven’t done it before, you’ll be an expert by the end.

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You might have to work in batches depending on how much chicken wings you’re cooking, but that’s okay. Preheat your oven to 425° and line a rimmed sheet pan with foil. Brush the aluminum foil with oil, then toss the wings in 3 tablespoons of olive oil before lining them up on the foil.

Slide them on the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for  minutes before rotating the pan halfway and baking for 15 more minutes. Then turn on the broiler until crispy and golden.

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While the chicken is under the broiler, make the sauce. You’ll need a full cup of Frank’s Red Hot hot sauce. I should buy Frank’s by the barrel because we go through it like people go through a loaf of bread. And by “we” I mean my husband and my oldest daughter Haileigh. Both of them put it on burgers, popcorn, chicken tenders, tacos — and the list goes on. I like it on this and of course in this spicy garlic sauce.

Moving on! Add the Franks to a small sauce pan. Then grate in a whole (medium-size) clove of garlic. Lastly, measure and add in the sugar, black pepper, cayenne and Worcestershire.

Give it a whisk and bring it up to a simmer. Let it bubble on low while whisking every so often, and once hot and bubbly remove it off of the burner.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, 2 teaspoons of both water and cornstarch. This will thicken the wing sauce up perfectly.

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Once the yolk and cornstarch are mixed, pour only a little of the warm sauce into the egg mixture while whisking.

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Slowly, and I mean S-L-O-W-L-Y drizzle in the warm hot sauce mixture while whisking like a crazy person. This is called “tempering” which basically means to bring the temperature of the egg mixture up closer to the temperature of the hotter ingredients. And by going slow and whisking fast it will prevent the egg from “scrambling”. After you’ve added the little bit of sauce, go ahead and gradually add in the rest of the sauce, still whisking.

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Remove the wings once they are deep golden brown and skin is crispy. Then toss the wings into the bowl with the spicy garlic sauce…

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…and toss. Try not to take any deep breathes while your tossing the wings as you may choke on the fumes. Not even kidding.

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Serve these spicy garlic chicken wings with the best blue cheese dip and prepare yourself for becoming a saucy mess.

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You may also want to grab a glass of milk, a roll of paper towel, a bib and maybe a bucket of ice water to dunk your head into. Other than that, you’re all set.

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Enjoy!

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Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Spicy garlic chicken wings that will set your mouth on fire... good thing there's the best blue cheese dip to dunk them in and help cool down the flames!

Yield: about 28 wings / 6+ servings depending

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes

Total Time: about 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

FOR THE BLUE CHEESE DIP:

1/2 cup of mayonnaise

1/4 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup (heaping) blue cheese, freshly crumbled

1/4 cup of buttermilk

1 tablespoons white wine vinegar

A couple splashes of my Homemade Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons water

2 teaspoons cornstarch

FOR THE SPICY GARLIC CHICKEN WINGS:

4-5 pounds chicken wings, broken down into wingettes and drumettes

3 tablespoons light olive oil

1 cup Frank's Red Hot hot sauce

1 clove garlic, peeled

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon my Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

Directions:

FOR THE BLUE CHEESE DIP:

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Break up any large pieces of blue cheese, cover and refrigerate until ready you dip.

FOR THE SPICY GARLIC WINGS:

Preheat your oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil (nonstick if you can find it) and brush with a olive oil.

Toss the wings in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Arrange the wings on the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, rotating halfway through. Then turn on the broil and position the wings on the top rack just under the broiler until the skin crisps and is golden brown.

Meanwhile prepare the wing sauce. In a sauce pan pour in the Frank's, grate in the fresh garlic and add in the sugar, black pepper, cayenne pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Stir while it is brought up to a simmer for for a few minutes until hot then remove off the heat.

In a large bowl whisk together the egg yolk, water and cornstarch. While whisking, slowly stream a little of the warm hot sauce into bowl with the egg/cornstarch. Once combined, gradually add in the rest of the sauce.

Add cooked wings into the spicy garlic sauce and toss to coat.

Serve with the blue cheese dip and enjoy!

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32 Responses to “Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip”

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    Hope — September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    If these wings are anything like Buffalo Wild Wings… I’ve died and gone to heaven!

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    Beth R. — September 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Gah!! These look so good!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    my husband is a big fan of spicy food so he’d be all over this. I love that you added garlic to this!

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    Farah Jane — September 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Perfect football food!

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle — September 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I’m so happy that these are ACTUALLY spicy! I’m a spice hound and “spicy” typically means “mild” these days (at least in restaurants, it seems). Can’t wait to make these. YUM!!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I’m SOOOOOO all over and under and into this!

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    baker street — September 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    OH my!! These are REALLY spicy but I love that its paired with a blue cheese dip. Consider this bookmarked. 🙂

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    i love A LOT of spice with my buffalo wings! And oodles of blue cheese. I am addicted to condiments. These are the BEST food to eat while watching the game. Actually, I don’t really watch football.. I just like the social aspect of getting together with friends and eating in front of the game lol 🙂

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    Jessica — September 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    love love love love love.

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    Cassie — September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Fabulous! I love the Greek yogurt for the blue cheese dip!

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    Muna Kenny — September 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Oh my God! So delicious looking wings. love the spices you’ve used. I’m saving this right now, it is a must try for sure.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Oh my – I’m looooooving this so much. And Jason is actually a wing fanatic (he’s always requesting wings!) so I have to let him know that I’ve found an awesome recipe for him!

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    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — September 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    If my nose ain’t runnin’, it ain’t that spicy! Judging by this recipe, it will definitly be a runnin’. Looks yuuuummo!

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    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — September 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Hope that wasn’t too gross!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 15, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I probably would not be able to handle the heat on these so i’d dial them down but Jason would LOVE the heat so I guess I’d have to make 2 batches 😉 these look so good that i wouldn’t mind making separate batches! hehe, i wouldn’t have to share!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — September 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I can handle a fair amount of heat but my husband always wants more (he grew up eating AZ Mexican food). I think we’d both love these.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — September 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Oh my husband would love these! He is a huge fan of spicy chicken wings!

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    PolaM — September 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    They sure look great!

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    Jenn — September 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Made these and LOVED them! Thank you thank YOU!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    All the guys in our family will go crazy for these! Thank you!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 16, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Need these in my life now!

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    Hollis — September 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

    How do u do it? I’m amazed!! Looks so good!!!

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    Keisha — September 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Must.Try. These. These look great! I have been trying to cut back on eating a lot of fried foods but its really hard when a buffalo wing craving kicks in. Now i can satify my craving and not feel so guilty about it

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    Amy — September 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I made these on friday and they were AMAZING! my husband said they are the best wings he’s ever had! This recipe is definitely a keeper – perfect amount of spice for us too! Thank you for the recipe!!

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    Eliana — September 18, 2012 at 2:04 am

    WOW – these wings are packed with so much incredible flavor. I love them!!!

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    Lauren @ Part Time House Wife — September 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Where were you the other night when I was craving wings and because of the craving gave in and tortured my body with Bdubs wings instead. gahhhh! Although I’m such a whimp I might have had to eat the naked wings with just the bleu cheese dip! Me and spice don’t like each other. LOOKS Amazing Laurie!

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    Michael — January 31, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Can this sauce be made a day ahead of time and be refrigerated?

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    Samantha — March 1, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Am I blind because it doesn’t say anywhere here what temp the oven should be?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 3rd, 2015 @ 10:01 pm

      Hi Samantha! Just heat your oven to broil! Enjoy!

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    plasterers bristol — November 2, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Caw this sounds nice. Thanks for posting this up.

    Simon

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    Kindy — February 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I cannot wait to try these! Spicy Garlic is the best BWW sauce!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 17th, 2017 @ 9:37 am

      It’s hands down THE BEST SAUCE EVER! I never get any other sauce when I’m there!

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