Super Bowl Eats! Amazing Wings!

Just Wing It!

Here’s a confession: I’m a Denver Broncos fan. Perhaps it has something to do with saintly quarterback, Timmy Tebow, or backup QB, cover boy, Brady Quinn. Even though the Broncos didn’t make it to the big dance, I’m nonetheless very happy for our local team, the Giants.

This Super Bowl Sunday, like any food-loving American occasionally given to gluttony, I’m planning a menu of copious casual eats. While I am a big fan of savory spreads, molten, meaty chilis, and layered dips, the centerpiece of the Kettle spread will be the wings. And of course, they’ll be hot!

Here’s my recipe for wings—my husband says he prefers them to Hooters.



2 1/2 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp Goya Adobo

1 Tbsp garlic powder or granulated garlic

½ Tbsp smoked paprika*

½ Tbsp cayenne powder*

½ Tbsp black pepper

1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Cayenne Pepper Sauce (or more to taste)

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted


In a small bowl, mix together salt, adobo, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.  Place chicken wings in a large bowl and toss in spices until they are evenly coated.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

Place wings on rack in foil-lined baking pan.

Bake 45 minutes at 425°F until fully cooked and very crispy, turning halfway.

Combine Frank's RedHot Sauce and butter in large bowl. Toss wings in sauce to coat.

Accompany with sliced celery ribs.

*If you don’t like your wings so hot do not add the cayenne powder. And if you don’t like your wings smoky, substitute regular paprika.

Melody Kettle February 02, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Thanks, Sarah! I'm a big fan of bleu!
Raymond Helfrich February 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM
@Wayne I can't reply to a reply, here [yet, Patch-peeple], so here's my reply to your (erroneous) statement (and [sadly] unfounded compliment). If this were (like!) [read that "similar to"] Facebook, I would have been able to click the 'Like' button in relation to Melody's comment. I would have done so for two reasons: her witty reply and her food (yes, it's quite edible!) choice... (but it did not mean "for example?"). Then I would have clicked the 'Like!' button on your kind words to me. You know, like, what I'm saying...?
Wayne Robbins February 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM
we can start with - Pies, cookies, candy,cupcakes, drinks....more to follow soon
Wayne Robbins February 02, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Yeah, y'know, I actually undersatnd what you mean..you just wanted an example of what she would make with bleu cheese..got it. Say how about blue soft shell crabs? BTW - Melody , I didn't mean your 'wings' were a bad idea, just thought having something Blue would be cool too.
tamika jackson February 03, 2012 at 02:52 PM
I am going to try the recipe this weekend. Thanks.


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