It’s a Wing Thing

Nothing goes together better than chicken wings and football! Celebrate the playoffs all month long with some great recipes that celebrate the hometown favorite- Chicken Wing!

Wings 101

Learn more about how to cook the perfect chicken wing with Chef Andy! Tune into this virtual class and review this handy guide for tips on three ways to cook your wings: bake, fry, or air fry, plus sauce and rub recipe suggestions for each method!

Fried Wings

Heat your oil to 350°. Drop in your wings and cook, occasionally rotating until golden, about 5-7 minutes.

Baked Wings

Heat your oven to 450°. Line your wings on a cookie cooling rack and set on top of a pan. You want air to circulate around your wings without making a mess in the oven. Cook for 25-30 minutes, flipping once half way through, then a few more times towards the end.

Air Fried Wings

Place wings in the air fryer and turn on to 380°F. Cook 25 minutes, removing the basket and tossing the wings with tongs every 5 minutes. After 25 minutes of cooking, the wings should be tender and cooked through. Increase the heat to 400°F and cook until the skin is crispy and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes more.

Kansas City

It’s all about the BBQ in KC! The history and origins of the famed sauce may be varied, but the flavor is always sweet with a touch of tang.

Kansas City BBQ Wings
3 tbsp melted butter
3 cups ketchup
3 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper

Use half to marinade before cooking. Toss with the other half of sauce!


Tampa Bay Wings

The flavors of Florida are based in their diverse cultures. Cuban, Spanish and Greek cuisine is popular as well as fresh seafood straight from the ocean!

Garlic Lemon Cuban Wings
1 cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
12 cloves garlic, chopped
½ Tablespoon sea salt
¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Marinade for at least an hour before cooking.


Lexi’s PB&J Wing Sauce

2.5 T LOCAL Lewiston Concord Blackberry Jam
(may substitute concord grape or raspberry jam)
2 T smooth peanut butter
1 ½ T red wine vinegar
½ T tamari
½ tsp sriracha
¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 T toasted sesame seeds

In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients, except the toasted sesame seeds, and set sauce aside. Bake or fry a dozen wings, then toss with sauce to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Lexi’s Curry Chicken Wing Rub

1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground cardamom

Recipe makes about 4 T of rub. Mix 2 T curry rub with 1 T olive oil and toss a dozen wings to coat. Marinate at least 30 mins, but up to overnight. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread chicken wings evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. Use left over rub to season beef, pork, shrimp, or veggies!

Lexi’s Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup

1 cups carrot, diced
1 cups onion, diced
1 cups celery, diced
1/2 T garlic, minced
4 T butter
1/2 cup flour
5 cups water
1 3/4 T Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced
3/4 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup bleu cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp kosher salt
black pepper, to taste

Saute the vegetables in butter. Stir in flour and cook for 3 minutes to make a roux. Add the water and chicken base, stir well to incorporate. Bring to a boil, reduce temperature to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Add in hot sauce and heavy cream. Bring to a
simmer. Add chicken, cheddar, and salt and pepper. Stir
until cheese is melted.

Lexi’s Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

1 head cauliflower, cut and steamed
1 cup cashews
1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 T lemon juice
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Soak cashews in a bowl of warm water for at least 30 minutes or overnight, drain. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8”x8” baking dish with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer dip to baking dish. Cover with foil
and bake for 20 minutes.

Lexi’s Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

1 lb softened cream cheese
1 lb sour cream
4 cups chicken, cooked & shredded
1 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
1/3 T granulated garlic
1/3 T onion powder
1 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, granulated garlic and onion powder with an electric mixer. Fold in the shredded chicken. Transfer to baking dish and top with shredded cheddar. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are bubbling.