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Spicy Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours

Makes

2 dozen (1-3/4 cups 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
Spicy Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • BLUE CHEESE DIP:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Italian salad dressing mix

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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