bakedchickenwings

Ready for the big game this Sunday? Here’s a simple recipe for a Super Bowl favorite you can cook outdoors! Just fire up your Pacific Living Outdoor Pizza Oven and let’s get to it!

Serves: 6 to 8 / Preparation time: 15 minutes / Total time: 30 minutes to an hour

What you’ll need:

4 pounds chicken wings (flat and drumette portions)

Favorite all-purpose seasoning, such as Morton Nature’s Seasons Seasoning Blend
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the SAUCE:
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
½ cup favorite hot red pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
1 clove garlic, peeled, pressed
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash and pat dry the chicken wings. Lay them out flat on a baking sheet and refrigerate them at least one hour to allow them to dry; this will help crisp the skin in the oven.

Preheat your pizza oven to 400 degrees (turn to high and watch the gauge). Season the chicken wings with all-purpose seasoning, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.

Place the wings on a rack on a foiled-lined baking sheet for easy cleanup. Bake for up to 1 hour, turning as need to distribute the heat, and remove when the wings are cooked through.

To make the sauce, in a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, hot red pepper sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.

When the wings are done, remove them from the oven. Working in batches, add the baked wings to the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat them. Remove the wings to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining wings, serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing to top it off . . . and enjoy the game!

(See the original recipe here: http://www.freep.com/article/20140130/FEATURES02/301300013/buffalo-chicken-wings)