Cranberry Sweet Chili Wings with Creamy Feta Sauce

Cranberry Sweet Chili Wings with Creamy Feta Sauce
By
Staff Writer
HUNGRY

The sauce made for the wings has the perfect amount of sweetness and heat, with a dash of vinegar to cut through the bold flavors. You’ll never think of blue cheese dressing as a must with your wings after you try this creamy feta sauce to go along with them.
 

10
Servings
698
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Watch The Brothers Green make these wings in action on the food-centric YouTube channel HUNGRY

Ingredients

For the cranberry sweet chili sauce

  • One 14-ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 Cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons butter

For the wings

  • Canola oil, for deep-frying
  • 3 Pounds whole chicken wings
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped, for garnish

For the creamy feta sauce

  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup creamy feta, crumbled
  • 3 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon

Directions

For the cranberry sweet chili sauce

In a medium saucepan combine all the ingredients except the butter. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and cook a few minutes more. Add the butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat and reserve. 

For the wings

Preheat the oil in a heavy bottomed pot to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Add the chicken wings to boiling water and cook 8-10 minutes. Remove wings to a paper towel lined sheet tray to dry completely.

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder. Coat chicken wings in flour mixture and add to the oil, in batches. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, 4-5 minutes.

Toss the chicken wings in the cranberry sauce. Garnish with chives.
 

For the creamy feta sauce

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with cranberry glazed chicken wings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
124g
95%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
251µg
36%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
40mg
53%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
112mg
11%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
127µg
32%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
148mg
21%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
1286mg
86%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
116g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.