Monday, September 8, 2014

Season Opener!


Yesterday was the season opener game for the Dallas Cowboys.  My husband is a HUGE Cowboys fan.  He wanted a big spread of football food.  And, since he's such a great guy (you'll see how great in a minute), he get what he wants. He asked for Buffalo Wings four ways, potato skins, sausage balls, and my Firecracker Shrimp.  So I bought all the stuff and was ready to go.  Until I woke up yesterday morning. Somehow or another I pulled a muscle in my back.  I was down for the count.

But then my awesome husband did something awesome.  He made the food!  He got in the kitchen before the game and started prepping.  He anticipated all the components needed. He chopped ingredients and cooked bacon and shredded cheese and cleaned shrimp.  He did such a great job!  He kept telling me what a great sous chef he is, and he is right. Matter of fact, anytime I get in the kitchen, he is right there next to me helping out.  Whenever there is frying involved, he gets out the deep fryer and does all the work.  He truly is a great man.

Anywho, one of his favorite places to get wings is Wingstop. His new favorite flavor is Mango Habanero.  Our daughter's favorite is Garlic Parmesan.  Our son is a honey BBQ fan, and I like regular Buffalo style.  Having tried the Garlic Parmesan from Wingstop myself, I have to say that this tastes just like them.  I haven't tried the Mango Habanero from there, but these are pretty darn tasty.  And they're hot, but not deadly.  

Time to get out your fryer!  It's football season!

GARLIC PARMESAN WINGS
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 C real butter
2 teaspoons garlic powder (I used a bit more)
1 C grated Parmesan cheese (the kind in the plastic bottle)
1 1/2 C flour
Buttermilk
Cajun seasoning (or just seasoned salt and pepper)
Peanut oil

Put the chicken pieces in a casserole pan.  Pour enough buttermilk over the chicken to cover.  Add in some Cajun seasoning (or seasoned salt & pepper) and stir.  Cover this and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Melt the butter and stir in the garlic powder and half of the Parmesan cheese.  Set aside.

Preheat the peanut oil to 350 degrees.  Mix the flour with more Cajun seasoning (or seasoned salt & pepper).  Stir. Dip the chicken into the flour, back into the buttermilk, and back into the flour.  Fry them 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and done through.  Drain them on a paper towel.  Put them into a bowl and pour the butter mixture over them.  Stir to coat.  Add in the remaining Parmesan cheese and a little black pepper and stir to coat.

MANGO HABANERO WINGS
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 can mango nectar (can be found in the Hispanic section in the grocery store)
1/4 C brown sugar
Habanero sauce (we used half of a bottle of Julio's brand)
1/4 C Frank's Buffalo wing sauce (or your favorite)
1/4 C butter
1 T garlic powder
1 1/2 C flour
Buttermilk
Cajun seasoning (or seasoned salt & pepper)
Peanut oil

Put the chicken pieces in a casserole pan.  Pour enough buttermilk over the chicken to cover.  Add in some Cajun seasoning (or seasoned salt & pepper) and stir.  Cover this and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Place the mango nectar, brown sugar, habanero sauce, butter, Frank's, and garlic powder in a small saucepot.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat slightly.  Cook and whisk until reduced and thickened.  Set aside.

Preheat the peanut oil to 350 degrees.  Mix the flour with more Cajun seasoning (or seasoned salt & pepper).  Stir. Dip the chicken into the flour, back into the buttermilk, and back into the flour.  Fry them 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and done through.  Drain them on a paper towel.  Put them into a bowl and pour the mango mixture over them.  Stir to coat.

2 comments:

  1. Hi this sounds delicious I would love to try this recipe! can you please let me know if the T in the mango habanero wing recipe stands for teaspoon or tablespoon?

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    1. Thank you, Nadine! The capital T in my recipes is for tablespoon. Enjoy!

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