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Spicy Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

These fall-off-the-bone-tender wings have just the right amount of heat. The cool blue cheese dressing creates the perfect flavor combination for dipping. —Kevalyn Henderson, Hayward, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    2 dozen (1-3/4 cups dip)


  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken wingettes and drumettes
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Italian salad dressing mix


  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, salt, orange zest, garlic and pepper. Pour half of the marinade into a large shallow dish. Add the chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain the chicken, discarding marinade. Transfer chicken to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  • Using tongs, transfer chicken to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cayenne, pepper sauce and reserved marinade. Drizzle over chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, turning once. In a small bowl, whisk the dip ingredients. Serve with wings.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 237 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.

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