Beer-Soaked Buffalo Wings

Beer-Soaked Buffalo Wings

Makes 4 Servings

  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) beer

  • 1 package (5 pounds) frozen chicken wings, thawed

  • 2 teaspoons ground red pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

  • Preparation Tip: Be sure to use cayene pepper sauce instead of regular hot pepper sauce bacause that would make these REALLY spicy!

Set aside 1/3 cup beer. Pour the remaining beer into a large shallow dish; add the chicken wings, cover, and marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator; drain the wings. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line two large rimed baking sheets with aluminum foil; coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Season wings with ground red pepper and salt and place on the baking sheets. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook for 25 to 30 more minutes, or until crispy and no pink remains. In a large bowl, combine the cayenne pepper sauce, butter, and the reserved 1/3 cup beer; mix well. Add the chicken wings and toss until evenly coated. Serve immediately.