Serve these delicious Spicy Maple and Brown Sugar Wings at your next get-together for a sweet and spicy treat your guests will love. Baked wings tossed in a spicy maple and brown sugar sauce and topped with chopped scallions.
Spicy Maple and Brown Sugar Wings
Last Saturday was the official start of college football season and I had ESPN’s College Game Day on by 6:15am. It seems a little early for a weekend but we are on west coast so everything is a little bit early. In fact it is on now while I putter around the casa kitchen.
Wings were definitely on the menu for the day but I didn’t want to slave over the fryer. Baked wings are a healthier option, especially when you slather them in a sweet, sticky sauce.
Maple and brown sugar is such a great flavor combo and the heat of cayenne balances it out. I even added a little Dijon mustard for tanginess.
When I first tasted the sauce it immediately reminded me of baked beans. I know it seems like a strange wing sauce but trust me, you will love it. I had to fight the guys off just to grab a few!
I recently joined a great group of bloggers who publish a monthly round-up of recipes. It is 12 bloggers, 12 months and recipes with only 12 ingredients.
Last month was all about apples and I made Apple Cheddar Tostadas, super easy and divinely delicious. #12bloggers
This month we are all about WINGS!
Which wing recipe are you going to try first? Scroll down for recipe links.
- 2 pounds fresh chicken wings
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2-3 tablespoons chopped scallions
- Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place wings on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake wings for 15 minutes.
- While wings bake add remaining ingredients to a small, sauce pan. Simmer on low until fully incorporated 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove wings from over and brush with sauce, reserving any extra.
- Bake 5-8 minutes until cooked through.
- Toss wings with remaining sauce.
- Sprinkle with chopped scallions. Serve immediately.
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