When visiting Lexington, KY on an IFWTWA media trip, we were fortunate to visit KY Bourbon Barrel Ale Brewery and Bourbon Distillery, both part of Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. www.kentuckyale.com and www.lyonsspirits.com.
Already thinking about what to cook for dinner tonight? Let this delicious chicken recipe point you in the right direction! Make sure you’ve got some of KY Bourbon Barrel Ale on hand…as in ingredient and to sip as you cook, if you so choose
Sticky Crispy Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Chicken Wings
8 oz. red pepper hot sauce
1/2 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp concentrated tomato paste
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2/3 cup butter / margarine
1/2 cup flax meal
2 tbsp yeast
Pinch of sea salt
Heat the sauces in a small saucepan; stirring all the while. Pour the KBBA in slowly, so that it doesn’t foam over, add other ingredients, and simmer.
After a few minutes, if needed, add another tablespoon of brown sugar, or another pinch of salt to achieve the perfect balance of burn and flavor.
Once that’s done, turn off heat, and set aside to cool and thicken.
Prepare wings by pan frying until slightly crispy. Then lower heat, and spoon on enough sauce to cover the wings. Cook for about 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Once things have cooked down so that the sauce is dark and thick, and all the wings are coated in a light layer of spice you’re ready to turn off the stove and eat.
Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side as a dipping sauce.
Norm and I both hope you enjoy this recipe. We have. Let me know what you think.
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