Some guys are breast men; others are legmen; I’m a wingman. My single friends (male and female) can attest to my ability to create connections that often lead to copulation. You’re all very welcome. But that’s what friends do for each other. And you should be no different. Lovers come and go, but friendships can last a lifetime and age like fine wines. And that’s why you need to look out for your people whether that means offering a shoulder to cry on, a pivot so they can get that hottie at the bar’s number, or just serving them up a plate of chicken wings. I won’t lie to you and say that chicken wings are sexy. Barbaric yes with the tearing meat off the bone with your teeth, but subtle and sexy like a sultry salad or sexy soup they are not. But if you have yourself a sports fan that wants to watch the game between banging marathons then this recipe is for you. This dish is fast to prep, quicker to cook and will be consumed in the blink of an eye. Now be a good friend and help your hungry posse out (especially if it’s just the two of you).
Total time: approximately 15 minutes
Projected cost: $6
Drinking Buddy: Beer or course!
1. 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2. 1 tablespoon of honey
3. ½ a 6-ounce container of orange or pineapple juice concentrate
4. ½ a tablespoon of chili oil
5. 1 teaspoon of black pepper
6. 2 jalapeños chopped (remove seeds if you don’t want it spicy)
7. 2 green onions chopped
8. 2 pounds of chicken wings and drumettes
Season the chicken with black pepper and chili oil and set aside.
Toss the green onions and jalapeños into a bowl (save ½ a jalapeño). Pour in the concentrate, the brown sugar and honey and mix it all thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a deep pan and heat it on medium-high heat until it reduces to half its original volume.
Toss the chicken with the sauce mixture, then drain and set aside. Crown the chicken with the remaining jalapeño and broil the chicken, cooking each side until they brown (approx 5-6 minutes). Remove the chicken from the oven, throw it back into the sauce in a pan and heat until the sauce glazes on each wing. Now serve it all up with a smile on your face. Game on!