SEPTEMBER 2022 Snackbytes

Fast and Furious Flavor-Maker Wings

Wishing school night meals were a little quicker to prep? Wings let you cheat a smidge and still get A+ marks from your toughest critics! With new processing technologies turning out perfect wings every time, you don’t have to fire up the grill or heat up the kitchen.

We’re huge fans of pre-cooked, pre-sauced, and pre-flavored varieties, and as the school year starts ramping back up, we know you’ve got a lot on your plate already without having to worry about, well, what's on your actual plate come dinner time. Utilize time-saving pre-cooked or pre-seasoned chicken options like wings, thighs, or breasts, and give them a fast makeover that will impress your taste buds.

Here are three quick and easy ways to transform your precooked chicken wings, sauced or tossed. All you have to worry about is the sides, giving you the freedom to decide how creative you want to get in the kitchen.

Fast and Furious
Flavor-Maker Wings

Sweet Heat Wings

  • 3 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 limes, juices
  • 3 fresh jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • Salt to taste
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the berries, jalapeno, lime juice and sugar. Gently stir just until heated through and the berries begin to fall apart, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the butter and salt. Gently toss precooked wings, or use as a dipping sauce.

Sticky Thai Wings

  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sesame (or peanut) oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and cook for about 15 minutes until the sugar has fully dissolved. Toss wings and grill, or serve as a dipping sauce.

Drunken’ Wings

  • 3/4 cup tequila of choice 
  • 4 limes, juiced and zested
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1 small jalapeno 
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, sliced jalapeno, honey, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a rapid simmer. Cook sauce, stirring occasionally until reduced by 2/3 and thickened to a syrup-- about 30 minutes. Toss wings with sauce and zest -- best used as a sauce.