It was my school mentor's birthday last weekend and therefore chicken wings are on my mind. I know that sounds a little crazy, but both of us love chicken wings so there you go! I got to see her on her birthday weekend since we both live in the city and she had a really nice dinner!
We went to Piccolo Sogno, which is this amazing Italian place that I have heard all about, but I had never been. I was pretty pumped about going and it did not let me down. This place is in the heart of the West Loop in Chicago and has unbelievable food. We tried things such as seafood pasta, kale salad, spaghetti bolognese, and of course, molten lava cake for dessert. It is a great place to have a special event at and it was awesome for a birthday dinner.
This Friday, in honor of the birthday festivities, I wanted to share this recipe for real chicken wings. I had never cooked with chicken wings before and they were really yummy. After a dip in the crock pot, these wings were incredibly tasty and the chicken fell right off the bone. This is a great recipe for an easy dinner option. Just make sure you leave yourself enough time to let the chicken cook! I was inspired by Creme de la Crumb who used homemade chicken bites instead of wings. If that interest you head on over!
Crock Pot Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings
Ingredients:2 lbs Chicken Wings (or really any chicken part!)
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 heaping tsp of adobo sauce (Just the sauce that Chipotle peppers are in)
1 tbsp hot sauce (I used Frank's)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp white vinegar
2/3 cup water with 4 tbsp of cornstarch
1. Wash and pat dry your chicken.
2. Whisk all the ingredients from honey to white vinegar in your crock pot.
3. Place chicken in the sauce and cook on low for 6 hours. Start checking the chicken around 5 hours to see if it is done.
4. Once cooked, mix the water and cornstarch together and mix into your crock pot so that the sauce thickens.
5. Serve with any dipping sauce that you want!