Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Chicken WingsI love Ina Garten Cookbooks and recipes and when the four of us decided to get together and cook one afternoon with Ina as our inspiration, I decided to make her Buffalo Chicken Wings. I had wanted to try this recipe for a long time and I’m glad that I did. These wings are delicious!  With football season here, my family will really enjoy them for a half-time snack. If you want a bit more spice, add a teaspoon or two more of the hot sauce and Enjoy!

Wings ingredients Recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s “Barefoot Contessa Family Style.”

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Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Servings: 16 wings
Author: Kyle

Ingredients

Wing Ingredients:

  • 16 chicken wings,, about 3 pounds
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter,, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Frank’s Hot Sauce,, or 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Blue Cheese Dip Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled gorgonzola or other blue cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (some brands contain gluten, check the label.)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Celery sticks and/or other veggies for dipping

Instructions

  • Turn on your broiler.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Cut the wings apart into thirds so that you have a wing and drumette and a wing tip. Discard the wing tips. Lay the wings and drumettes on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Add the cayenne, hot sauce and salt to the melted butter and stir to combine.
  • Brush each wing with the butter mixture.
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  • Time to broil the wings. Set the baking sheet about 3 inches from the heat. Broil for about 8 minutes.
  • Flip each wing and brush the other side with the melted butter sauce and broil for about 4 minutes more or until done.
  • Process all the ingredients for the Blue Cheese Dip in a food processor or blender and mix until almost smooth.
  • The wings can be enjoyed either warm or at room temperature. Add fresh cut veggies to your tray with the wings and dip and Enjoy!

Notes

Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:
Make the Dip up to two days ahead of time, cover and refrigerate. 
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