These Spicy Baked Habanero Hot Wings take two days to make -- but they are totally worth every second.
3 lbs chicken wings
1 cup buttermilk
1 jalapeno, chopped
Cooking oil spray
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp chipotle pepper powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
5 tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup habanero pepper hot sauce
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
Rinse the chicken wings in water and place in a resealable bag. Whisk together the buttermilk and jalapeno and pour over the wings. Seal the bag and place inside a bowl in the fridge. Marinate for 24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil. Spray with cooking oil spray
In a bowl for dredging, sift together the flour, chipotle pepper powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Remove the wings from the buttermilk marinade one at a time, and dredge all over with the flour mixture. Arrange on the baking sheet. Once all the wings have been dredged, spray them with cooking oil spray.
Bake for 25 minutes and then flip the wings. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until golden.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan set over medium heat, whisk together the butter, habanero hot sauce and brown sugar until well combined. Bring to a boil and continue whisking for 3-5 minutes until smooth.
Remove the wings from the tray to a large bowl and toss well with the habanero wing sauce. Lay out on a platter. Enjoy.
Recipe by Sarah's Cucina Bella at http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/05/30/spicy-habanero-hot-wings/