Maple Chipotle Chicken Wings

Maple Chipotle Chicken Wings
Staff Writer
Emilie Bosquet Walsh

Have a crowd coming over for football on Sunday? Keep them satiated and happy with these maple chipotle-flavored wings. 

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12
Servings
1402
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the brine

  • 3 quarts water
  • One 750-milliliter bottle white wine
  • 1 1/2 Cup kosher salt
  • 4 Cups sugar
  • 15 Pounds chicken wings, split and rinsed

For the wings

  • 2 Cups garlic powder
  • 2 Cups onion powder
  • 1/2 Cup chili powder
  • 1/4 Cup cayenne
  • 2 Cups Spanish paprika
  • 1 Cup salt
  • 4 quarts all-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups pure maple syrup
  • Two 7-ounce cans chipotle peppers
  • 1 1/4 Cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1 Pound butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

For the brine

Combine the water, white wine, salt, and sugar together and mix thoroughly. Add the wings and let them sit for a minimum of 4 hours. 

For the wings

Mix the powders, cayenne, paprika, salt, and flour together thoroughly.

To make the sauce, combine the maple syrup, chipotle peppers, Buffalo sauce, and butter in a blender and purée until well mixed.

Drain the wings from the brine and place in the seasoned flour until fully covered. Shake off excess flour and set aside. Fill a large, heavy skillet halfway with oil and heat to 350 degrees. Fry wings in batches until thoroughly cooked about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheet pan spread evenly apart.

Just before serving, increase the heat to 375 degrees and fry the wings until very crispy (about 2 minutes). Place the wings in a bowl and cover with the maple chipotle sauce. Serve with sliced celery stalks and your favorite blue cheese sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
261g
100%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
307µg
44%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
23mg
31%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
20µg
22%
Calcium, Ca
247mg
25%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
25g
100%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
103µg
26%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
118mg
37%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
425mg
61%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
925mg
62%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
549g
20%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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