Football season is the one time of year where we really watch TV in our house. Derek and I couldn't tell you what shows are on which channel each night, and we also haven't got the slightest idea what the plots behind Scandal, or Revenge are, although I hear that they're pretty popular. However, during the fall and winter it's not uncommon to find Derek and I in our basement watching a college football game. It's something that Derek really enjoys, and I enjoy making food, eating, and pretending like I know that what's going on.
This last weekend as we settled in to watch on of our favorite team's homecoming game, we made a big batch of these honey BBQ wings and they didn't disappoint. I usually would choose buffalo over honey BBQ any day of the week, but you're apparently supposed to make compromises in marriage sometimes, so I decided to appease Derek and make his favorite this weekend instead of mine.
These wings were definitely pretty messy, but luckily when we were at Walmart last week we scored some Viva® Vantage® paper towels with this awesome $1 off coupon. They definitely saved the day to help wipe up sticky hands and faces... and the counter tops because I'm incapable of keeping the kitchen clean while cooking. My favorite thing about these paper towels is that they stay tough when they're wet to avoid ripping. They also have fiber packed sheets to help clean the toughest messes because they're is nothing worse than a paper towel that doesn't do it's job.
1lb chicken wings
2 cups flour
2 cups BBQ sauce
3 tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 425°. In a medium size bowl add a couple cups of flour to toss your chicken wings into. Season chicken with salt and pepper and then, using a pair of tongs, dip each piece into the flour, coating both sides. Place each piece of chicken into a 9x13 baking dish and then bake for 25 minutes.
When the chicken has baked for 25 minutes, remove it from the oven and flip each piece to the other side. Place the chicken back into the oven and cook for an additional 25 minutes. While the chicken is cooking for the second round, whisk together the BBQ sauce and the honey, and then warm together in the microwave in 30 second intervals until warm, and mixed together.
When the chicken is done cooking in the oven, lightly toss each piece in the BBQ sauce mixture and then place it in a serving dish. Serve immediately with a side of veggies and some ranch dressing.
What are your favorite game day recipes?! I hear football season lasts for a while, so I'm always looking for new ideas!