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Rachael’s Whisky Wings

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com [1].


For the marinade:


A day or two before you serve the wings, marinate them: Pat the wings dry and season them with kosher salt. In a large, plastic, food-storage bag, combine vinegar, whisky or bourbon, hot sauce, Worcestershire, garlic and black pepper in a zip-top bag. Add wings to the bag, squeeze out excess air and seal. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

To cook, preheat oven to 425°F with a rack in the upper third, one rung above center.
Remove wings from marinade and pat dry of any excess. Arrange wings in a single layer on a wire rack set on a foil-lined baking sheet [2]. Spray wings with cooking spray and roast 50 minutes to 1 hour until skins are very crispy and tight.

Heat a saucepot [3] over medium heat, add butter and melt. Add garlic and swirl a minute or 2; add whisky or bourbon and reduce by half. Add Worcestershire, hot sauce and stock; reduce 2-3 minutes.

Add wings to a large mixing bowl [4], pour in sauce and toss carefully to coat–tongs can rip meat from bones so toss with your hands or flip in the bowl [4].

Arrange wings on a platter, covered with blue cheese crumbles with carrots and celery tucked in alongside.