Atlanta-based Culinary Arts certified chef Cortney Johnelle was inspired by Sprecher Root Beer to create this delicious recipe for glazed chicken wings. For more cooking tips follower her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CortneyJohnelle
12 whole chicken wings OR 1 lb of drums and flats
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs Kosher salt
Ground black pepper (to taste)
2 Tbs granulated onion
2 Tbs granulated garlic
1 Tbs smoked paprika
Root Beer Glaze:
1 c root beer (I used Sprecher’s)
1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1/4 c ketchup
2 Tbs Dijon ground mustard
1. Heat oven to 400°.
2. In a large bowl, combine wings and olive oil. Massage oil throughout the chicken for even coating.
3. Add salt, pepper, granulated onion and garlic, and paprika to the bowl. Massage chicken once again making sure all of the seasoning is evenly distributed on the wings.
4. Arrange chicken on rack of a broiler pan and place in heated oven. Cook time is 60 mins. While chicken is cooking, work on the glaze.
1. In a small saucepan, combine and whisk all ingredients.
2. Place on medium-high heat and allow glaze to come to a boil.
3. Once at a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and allow to continue cooking (uncovered, stirring occasionally) until sauce reduces by half and slightly thickens. Cook time approx. 15 mins.
Pro tip! If the glaze is too sweet, you can cut it with a bit of lemon juice. Acid will temper down the sweetness.
Glazing the wings:
After the wings have cooked for 45 minutes, brush desired amount of glaze onto chicken and return to the oven.
Note: I glazed my wings twice during the cook time- you may decide to glaze once or twice, depending on your preference. If you wish to glaze a second time, brush more on at the 55 minute mark and cook chicken 5 minutes more.
Plate wings on a platter and garnish with fresh chopped green onion. Enjoy!