I am very cheap in fact I use up every little bit of whatever condiment is stuck in the bottle! I wait till I have 2 or more almost empty condiment bottles then I add some oil, soy sauce, and seasonings. I mix it all up and marinate some cut of meat that I already have in my freezer. The taste of marinated meat, no matter if its chicken, beef, or pork, is wonderful and the longer you let it soak up all the goodness the better the taste of the meat is.
Today I made a delicious concoction with my leftover Whataburger spicy ketchup and blue cheese dressing to marinate chicken wings in. They where so delicious. The best part of this type of recipe is that you use what you already have and would normally go in the trash can. There is no right or wrong way to make this type marinade. I have mixed up peanut butter and ketchup before it sounds so disgusting but the taste of the meat is yummy! You really can’t go wrong.
Hot Wings Recipe
5 lbs Chicken Wings (Tip you can also use drumsticks just bake for 1 hour instead of 45 minutes)
2 Tablespoons of Butter
1/2 Cup of Red-Hot
Marinade mixture of whatever you have on hand
*Gather all your condiments that are almost empty together. I like to add soy sauce to every mixture it gives the meat a nice flavor.
*Add all the condiments together and some of your favorite seasoning blend. I like to do this inside one of the almost empty condiment bottles that way when your done you can just throw away the empty bottle.
*Then shake till everything is thoroughly mixed.
*Uncap the condiment bottle that you are mixing everything in and add some oil. Free pour the oil you want the mixture to be not to thick or thin. Think salad dressing consistency.
*Pour the marinade mixture over the chicken wings.
*Use tongs or your hands to mix the chicken wings around so that the marinade mixture it coating all of the wings.
*Cover with plastic wrap and let it marinade for at least one hour. The longer you let it marinate the better the flavor of the meat will be.
*Line a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top of the foiled lined cookie sheet.
*Spray the cooling rack really well with nonstick cooking spray.
*Place the chicken wings on the cooling rack on top of the foil lined cookie sheet giving them space so that the skins get crunchy.
*Bake on a center rack for 45 minutes at 425 F.
*During the last 5 minutes of bake time turn on a medium skillet to medium-high and add the butter.
*After the butter melts pour in the Red-hot sauce use a spoon to mix the butter and Red-hot together.
*Dip the wings in the hot sauce mixture to coat them. I leave some of them naked (without the sauce) for the kids to eat.
Brandy is a mother of 4 and a self proclaimed foodie. She believes that food nourishes the soul and prides herself on cooking budget friendly meals from scratch that are flavorful and healthy.