Recipe: sweet & hot chicken wings

I’m not a big fan of spice food. That’s why, when I threw a dinner party almost a year ago, I decided to do two different styles of chicken wings as a starter. The first one were sweet chicken wings (also known as cola chicken) and the other were hot wings (also known as buffalo wings). Both recipes are extremely easy to make and are whipped up and ready to go in minutes. The only thing that adds time to these recipes is the fact that the chicken has to cook.

1.) Sweet chicken wings or Cola chicken:

– 6 to 12 large chicken wings

– 1 cup of ketchup

– 1 can of coke or diet coke

Note: you can replace the chicken wings by drum sticks or chicken breast if you don’t like chicken wings.

Preparation:

– Put the chicken into a skillet, casserole, or Dutch oven (Dutch: braadpan). Any large & deep pan with a lid will do really.

– Pour the coke & ketchup into the pan and heat till it boils.

– Lower the heat (the coke & ketchup should still be simmering a little bit) and cover the pan with the lid.

– Let cook for approximately 30 mins or until the chicken is cooked and tender.

– Stir from time to time.

– Raise the heat and cook, uncovered until the sauce thickens.

– Make sure you watch closely for this last step as you don’t want the sauce to burn.

– In the end you should get a nice sticky and glazing layer covering your chicken.

Note: it may seem a weird combo: coke & ketchup but this really really works. And if you don’t like coke or ketchup separately, then you should still try this as the blending of the too with the heat and all that really changes the flavor.

 

2.) Hot wings or Buffalo wings:

– 6 – 12 chicken wings

– 3 table spoons melted butter

– 4 table spoons hot sauce (Tobasco will do)

– 1 table spoon of paprika (Dutch: paprikapoeder)

– 1/2 tea spoon of salt

– 1/2 tea spoon of cayenne pepper

– 1/2 tea spoon of black pepper

– 1 Ziploc bag

Preparation:

– Stir together all the ingredients listed above to create a marinade.

– Pour all but 2 table spoons of the marinade in a plastic bag and add the chicken.

– Take the chicken out of the bag and throw away the bag & the excess marinade.

– Place in a grill pan and fry for 10 minutes on each side.

– Pour the remaining 2 table spoons of marinade over the chicken before serving.

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  1. Tes says:

    We love chicken wings… especially the sweet and hot type. I know my whole family will love this chicken wings recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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