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Whiskey-Glazed Chicken Drumettes with Tennessee Dipping Sauce

                                 

Ah, the chicken wing. Such a pleasing little piece of poultry perfection. Tasty little morsels with their own built in serving utensil.

These wings came out great – perfectly melding together the various flavours with the rich undertone of reduced Tennessee Whiskey.

I think next time, I’d try them straight on the grill – but otherwise, a real crowd pleaser.

                                

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Whiskey-Glazed Chicken Drumettes with Tennessee Dipping Sauce

Adapted from Bon Appetit

Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup Tennessee Whiskey, divided
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons golden brown sugar
30 chicken drumettes (about 4 pounds)*
Tennessee Dipping Sauce (recipe below)

*A chicken drumette is the thick, meaty section of the chicken wing that resembles a drumstick.

Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add 3/4 cup Tennessee Whiskey; boil until most of liquid is absorbed, 6 to 8 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup Tennessee Whiskey, ketchup, hot pepper sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Season marinade with salt and pepper. Remove marinade from heat; cool to room temperature.
  4. Place chicken drumettes in a large glass baking dish. Pour marinade over and turn drumettes to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place wings on a broiling pan that will allow grease to drip away. Arrange drumettes, spacing slightly apart. Spread any remaining marinade from dish over drumettes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake drumettes until cooked through and brown in spots, about 45 minutes. Transfer drumettes to serving platter. Serve Tennessee Dipping Sauce alongside.

Tennessee Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cups mayonaisse 
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoons Tennessee Whiskey

Preparation:

  1. Whisk ingredients to combine.