Spicy Yet Simple Chicken Wings

by zesty on September 22, 2008 · 11 comments

Do we really need a reason or excuse to make chicken wings? For me… The answer is No.

However football season is back in full swing and what better food to be munching on while watching all the action is some spicy chicken wings. This recipe is nothing fancy but the process of combining the dry ingredients and then adding the oil to make a paste allows a nice crust to form on the wings while cooking. If you have a some people over and need another munchie on the menu… you could always try some knock out chicken nachos.


  • 1 (5 lbs) bag Chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Rinse Chicken and pat dry.
  2. If wings are whole, cut off and discard pointed tip and halve wings at the main joint
  3. In food processor or blender, combine all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT oil.
  4. Process until well blended.
  5. With machine on, slowly add in oil and process until a thick paste forms.
  6. In a large bowl, combine wings and paste.
  7. Toss until wings are well coated.
  8. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  9. Broil or grill wings until nicely browned outside and cooked through.
  10. Serve warm or at room temp.

One of my favorite parts of this chicken wing dish is the dipping sauce. The blue cheese dip goes very well and is a nice balance with the heat of the chicken wing.

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a decorative bowl.
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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Megan

If I showed this to my husband, he would find the fastest way to get to your house and indulge in these yummy looking wings!


2 zestycook

Hahah, Thanks Megan. I love wings too! I could eat them everyday. How do you make your wings?


3 jenny t.

I like to make chicken wings in the slow cooker. Verrrrry tender and very little work to make and of course very little work to eat! I didn’t photo-document the last time, but it’s on my ever growing list!


4 ZestyCook

Hey Jenny,
Thanks for the comment – i do love everything in the slow cooker… Sometimes with chicken wings I have a craving for the crispy skin on the outside but I do agree – love the wings in the slow cooker. I am looking forward to seeing your recipe/photos of those.


5 rubybean77

Hmmm…chicken wings! I LOVE chicken wings. I love anything spicy. Check out my recipe for chicken wings that I stole from Dave Lieberman. http://brokenyolks.blogspot.com/2008/07/spicy-hot-wings.html

This is another easy recipe. I am trying yours next time it is hot wing time!


6 Tastes of Home

hi there! I love chicken wings and can eat a lot hehe, I will definitely try this recipe the next time I want to make chicken wings!


7 ZestyCook

Tastes of Home – Thanks very much – let me know how you get along


8 Rico

I love spicy chicken wings I’ve even made some with Bulgar myself (on Petit chef) Yours look so colourful thx for sharing


9 Paul

Oh baby…chicken wings! Y’all need to add a few squirts of genuine Louisiana Hot Sauce to that recipe if you like spice. Here’s another mix for wings if interested:
1: Oven bake, bbq grill or deep fry those bad boys (shake them in a bag of flour, salt and pepper if desired first)
2: For sauce, mix 4 heaping tablespoons of margarine (use only margarine…it’s the original Buffalo wing way folks), generous squirts of real Louisiana Hot Sauce, 1/4 tsp cayenne or more to taste and a couple tsp barbecue sauce of your liking (or not…up to you).
3: Bring all this to a soft boil on medium heat
4: Add wings to the pot of sauce and coat liberally
5: Place wings on cookie sheet and bake @ 450F for 5 minutes
Wear a bib while eating them. You won’t be able to stop your mouth from watering. Oh, and of course an ice cold beer should be on hand to extinguish the flames. Enjoy


10 Sandra

We were looking for a recipe for spicy chicken wings and found this one, tried it but couldnt wait till the next day followed the recipe and grill them…WOW!! LOVE this recipe!!! this is one recipe we will keep!! THANKS!!!:~))


11 ZestyCook

Thanks Sandra! That is super… glad you loved them.


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