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Sophisticated Hot Wings With a Sweet N' Spicy Marinade & Smoked Paprika Dipping Sauce

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SOPHISTICATED HOT WINGS with a sweet n' spicy marinade and smoked paprika dipping sauce
2008-07-25 Appetizer
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Purchased hot-style chicken wing sections are marinated in red wine, chicken broth, garlic, smoked paprika, honey, and vinegar, then grilled. Served with a dipping sauce of low-fat ranch dressing, sherry, smoked paprika and cilantro.

  • Servings: serves 5-6


For The Marinade
Hot-style Chicken Drummets, thawed
1 bag (25-30 Pieces)frozen
Garlic Cloves, crushed
Dry Red Wine 1 1/2 Cups
Chicken Broth 1/2 Cup
Smoked Paprika
2 Tsp.
Honey 1 1/2 Tbsp.
Sherry Vinegar 3 Tbsp.
Salt 2 Tsp.
Ground Pepper
1 Tbsp.
Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup
For The Dipping Sauce
Low-fat Ranch Dressing 1 1/2 Cups
Dry Sherry Wine
2 Tsp.
Smoked Paprika
½ Tsp.
Chopped Cilantro
2 Tsp.


Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine well, then divide into two ziplock bags. Refrigerate and marinate overnight.

The next day, preheat a gas grill to HIGH heat. Drain the chicken drummets in a colander, then lightly coat with some olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and grill the drummets, turning often for 6-7 minutes until firm and cooked through. While chicken cooks, stir remaining ingredients together. Serve drummets stacked on top of one another on a medium serving platter. Serve with the smoked paprika dipping sauce.

Helpful Tips:

This recipe is basically hot wings for adults. The store-bought hot wings are marinated overnight. The marinade gives the already-spicey flavor an earthy sophistication from the wine and additional ingredients. Smoked paprika is used here. If it is not available in your area, regular will do fine. A good supplier of smoked paprika is: Dean & DeLuca at (800) 221-7714