Sometimes it's not a question of whether or not to make wings but rather which wings to make? We thought it would be quite appropriate, with the Final Four coming up, to give you the top four favorite wing recipes, a.k.a - the "Wing Final Four" and let YOU decide which wing you think should win the top spot.
Let's meet our contenders...
1. Spicy Honey Garlic Wings
They are sweet and sassy and the perfect balance of honey and spice. These wings are seriously finger-lickin' good.
2. Beantown Chicken Wings
The next opponent gives a nod to Boston's immigrant heritage with the incorporation of Irish beer in this tasty wing recipe.
3. Traeger Sweet Cajun Wings
Simple and classic, these wings will bring out your inner Cajun with the soulful spices of Louisiana in our Cajun Rub.
4. Traeger Tingle Wings
Lastly, we have the tantalizing Tingle Wings. If you like hot wings that ain't messin' around then these wings are right up your alley. We're talking about 3 different kinds of heat, here. But they're not melt-your-face-off hot. You can still savor them and live to taste food tomorrow.
Pellet Recommendation: Any
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 1 to 12 hours marinate time
Cook Time: 30 minutes
3 whole jalapenos, cut off the stems only
6 tablespoons Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce
1/4 cup Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce
2 teaspoons Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Shake (it add this incredible peppery/spice/herb explosion)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
3 pounds large chicken wings
*You can adjust this recipe to be as hot or as sweet as you like by cranking up the amount of hot sauce or jalapenos or increasing the honey. Remember that some jalapenos are hotter than others, so you may want to add more/less. Make it your own!
Put all of the ingredients except the chicken wings in a blender and blend until liquefied.
Pour into a large resealable plastic bag and add in chicken wings. Marinate the wings for 1 hour up to overnight. (The longer you marinate it, the more intense the heat and flavor will be.)
When ready to cook, start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open for 4-5 minutes or until the fire is established. Close the lid and preheat to 350 degrees F, or Medium heat.
Arrange the wings on a foil-covered baking sheet and cook in the Traeger for 30 minutes.
Serve these little heat seekers in a bowl with some ranch or blue cheese.
There you have it! Let us know which wing YOU think is the best and should win the "Wing Final Four" champion title.