Monday, August 1, 2011

recipe: grilled buffalo wings

For the last few weeks I have been craving buffalo wings. But I did not want all the butter and oil that usually comes with fried wings. I decided that it would be better to make them at home to get all the spicy goodness without the fried part. i picked up a pound and a half of wings at Whole Foods and looked up some grilled wing recipes. i decided to go with a Weight Watchers recipe with a few modifications. Here is the recipe:

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Franks hot sauce
1/8th of a cup fat free chicken broth
red pepper flakes
salt to taste

Mix all the above ingredients in a plastic bag. Put wings in bag and marinate for at least an hour.
I let Scott, also known as the grillmaster, take care of the cooking. he cooked them for about 5-7 minutes per side and basted them with additional hot sauce. We also grilled up some mushrooms and asparagus. Serve with your favorite blue cheese or ranch dressing.

The wings came out nice and crispy and perfectly spicy. They definitely satisfied my wing craving.


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  2. The wings were grilled at about 450 degrees and could benefit from a higher temperature, maybe 475 or 500, to better crisp the skin. Also, the addition of honey to the hot sauce bast would create a great glze but would also add calories so users beware ;-)