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Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs skinless chicken drumettes

Brine

  • 1/3 cup kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8 cups water

Blue Cheese Dip

  • 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp skim milk , or 1% buttermilk
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • as needed sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • 1 cup vinegar based hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare brine: In a large resealable container, whisk salt, honey, vinegar and cayenne into water until dissolved. Add  chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 12 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare blue cheese dip: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cheese, green onions, milk and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, cover and refrigerate.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and place a baking rack on top.
  4. Drain wings, discarding brine. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, turn wings over and continue to bake for another 20 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  5. While wings are baking, prepare sauce: In a medium saucepan, whisk together hot sauce, butter, honey, vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Warm over medium heat until barely simmering. Cover and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, toss chicken with sauce to coat. Serve with blue cheese dip and carrot and celery sticks.

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