I am a huge fan of wings but find to often that they are soggy. I loathe soggy wings and wont eat them. My favorite place to get wings was a place in NYC called The Kinsale tavern on the Upper East Side. Their sauce was always spicy and sweet and always crispy.
I have tried making my own several times and failed every time. I deep fried once and it was just too much work and seemed like such a waste of oil. I was on Pinterest and found this recipe that guaranteed them to be crispy and baked. I figured what them hell I will give them a try.
I have to say it is not a quick recipe but the turnout is so great that I don't mind. I got this recipe from fifteen spatulas. I changed the sauce to what I feel is the best substitute to The Kinsale but I follow her cooking instructions. My only frustration with this way of cooking is that they do stick to the pan but like I said the outcome is too good to care.
2 lbs Chicken wings
3 tablespoons Franks hot sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Heat up a big pot of boiling water. Add salt to water before adding chicken. You want it to taste like salt water.
Add chicken wings to water and boil for about 7-8 minutes. remove and add them to wire rack to let them dry. Dry each wing with paper towel the best that you can. Then place them on sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes on one side. I usually bake 30 minutes. Then flip and bake another 5 minutes sometimes I do 10. during that time add hot sauce, butter and honey to small sauce pan. Heat until melted and combined.
toss sauce and wings in a bowl just until covered. I don't like overdoing it with sauce.
Serve immediately and enjoy. Let me know what you think.