It’s all about the Chicken! – Chicken Buffalo Wings

September 9, 2014 at 6:16 AM | Posted in It's All About the Chicken | 1 Comment
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A bowl of hot Buffalo wings

A bowl of hot Buffalo wings

A Buffalo wing, Buffalo chicken wing, hot wing, or wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is a chicken wing section (wingette or drumette) that is generally deep-fried, unbreaded, and coated in vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter in the chicken. They are traditionally served hot, along with celery sticks and/or carrot sticks with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
Cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter or margarine are the basis of the sauce, which may be mild, medium, or hot. Typically, the wings are deep-fried in oil (although they are sometimes grilled or baked) until they are well browned. They are then drained, mixed with sauce, and shaken to coat the wings.

 

 
There are several different claims about how Buffalo wings were created.

One of the more prevalent claims is that Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, by Teressa Bellissimo. who owned the bar along with her husband Frank. Several versions of the story have been circulated by the Bellissimo family and others:

* Upon the unannounced, late-night arrival of their son, Dominic, with several of his friends from college, Teressa needed a fast and easy snack to present to her hungry guests. It was then that she came up with the idea of deep-frying chicken wings (normally thrown away or reserved for stock) and tossing them in cayenne hot sauce.

* Dominic Bellissimo (Frank and Teressa’s son) told The New Yorker reporter Calvin Trillin in 1980: “It was Friday night in the bar and since people were buying a lot of drinks he wanted to do something nice for them at midnight when the mostly Catholic patrons would be able to eat meat again.” He stated that it was his mother, Teressa, who came up with the idea of chicken wings.
* There was mis-delivery of wings instead of backs and necks for making the bar’s spaghetti sauce. Faced with this unexpected resource, Frank Bellissimo says that he asked Teressa to do something with them.
However, a long article about the Anchor Bar in a local newspaper in 1969 does not mention Buffalo wings.

Another claim is that a man named John Young served chicken wings in a special “mambo sauce” at his Buffalo restaurant in the mid-1960s. His wings were breaded. Young had registered the name of his restaurant, John Young’s Wings ‘n Things, at the county courthouse before leaving Buffalo in 1970.

Marketing materials for Frank’s RedHot claim that it was the hot sauce used in the Bellissimos’ original recipe.

 

 

 

A cook preparing Buffalo wings

A cook preparing Buffalo wings

The city of Buffalo officially declared July 29, 1977, to be Chicken Wing Day.

Buffalo wings have become a popular bar food and appetizer across the United States and Canada. Large franchises specializing in Buffalo wings have emerged, notably Buffalo Wild Wings founded in 1982. As the market got larger, restaurants began to use a variety of sauces in addition to buffalo sauce. These sauces generally take influences from Chinese, Japanese, Caribbean, and Indian cuisines. Because of the mess caused by eating Buffalo wings, it is now common for restaurants to offer boneless wings that can be eaten with a fork. These are essentially chicken nuggets coated or spun in sauce. Many American-style restaurants in other countries will offer Buffalo chicken wings on their menus, especially if they also function as a bar.

Buffalo wings are used in competitive eating events, such as Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl and at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. It has also become commonplace for restaurants to offer a contest featuring a customer eating a certain number of wings, coated in their hottest sauce. Many bars and restaurants intentionally create an extra-hot sauce for this purpose, and customers are usually rewarded with a picture on the wall or free meal.

 

 
The appellation “Buffalo” is also now commonly applied to foods other than wings, including chicken fingers, chicken fries, chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, shrimp, and pizza that are seasoned with the Buffalo-style sauce or variations of it.

The flavor of Buffalo wings is replicated by a number of dishes. A common variation on the “buffalo” sauce flavor is found in potato chips produced by a number of different companies. Many of these “Buffalo Chips” also incorporate a blue cheese flavoring to simulate the complete Buffalo wing experience.

 

 

 

Today, there are many flavors of prepared wings (wingettes and drumettes) available, besides the original hot Buffalo style. Flavors include barbecue, lemon pepper, pepper Parmesan, garlic, sweet-and-sour, and honey mustard. Since the first introduction, restaurants have introduced hundreds of different flavors of chicken wings.

 

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Grande and Baked Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings

November 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, Nachos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Chicken Nachos Grande and Baked Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings

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Another morning in the teens this morning but it got in the 40’s and sunny today so that wasn’t bad. Mom and Dad meet friends for a Brunch and I didn’t have much of an appetite so for dinner tonight it was a couple of Chicken Appetizers, Buffalo Chicken Nachos Grande and Baked Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings.

 

 
I went to Walmart and picked up an Rottissierie Chicken to make the Nachos and also picked up a bag of the Tyson Smokey BBO Chicken Wings. Made these Buffalo Chicken Nachos Grande for the first time last week and was looking forward to make some more of them! These are some of the best Nachos I’ve made. The recipe calls for 4 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken, 3/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce, 1 bag (18 oz) restaurant-style tortilla chips, 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz), 1/2 cup finely chopped celery, and 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz). Sort of sounds like Buffalo Wings. I used a Walmart Rotisserie Chicken, Kroger Brand Medium Wing Sauce, Mission Round Tortiia, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella, I was out of Celery so I didn’t add any, and Mayfield Crumbled Bleu Cheese. I think chopped Celery or maybe even chopped Green Onions would both work. Even add a Jalapeno Pepper on top for added heat.

 

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To prepare them just Heat your oven to 350°F. and in large bowl, toss chicken and 1/2 cup of the wing sauce to coat. Spray two large (14-inch) pizza pans with cooking spray. Arrange half of the tortilla chips on one pizza pan; top with 2 cups of the chicken and 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat on second pizza pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top each pan with celery and blue cheese; drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup wing sauce. To serve; slide one pan of nachos off onto other pan to make one large mound of nachos. I only made 1 pan of them instead of two. This has quickly become a family favorite!

 

 

 

For the Wings I used Tyson Smoky BBQ Wings. Second time we’ve had the Smokey Bbq Wings, We had tried two other of the Tyson Wings which were both good. To prepare them I just followed the instructions on the bag. Preheated the oven to 450°F. Then lined a rimmed baking sheet with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray. Placed the frozen chicken wing sections on a pan in a single layer. Then baked the on upper rack for 35 – 38 minutes, until the juices ran clear when thickest part of the chicken temperature read 180°F. on an instant thermometer. After preparing the Tyson Wings several times I have found out to keep them from sticking spray both sides of the Wings with a light coat of Pam Spray. The Wings came out perfect! They crisped up nice and had and excellent Smokey BBQ flavor, and all are above normal size Wings! I had a side of Litehouse Lite Bleu Cheese Dressing and Dip for the Wings. Nice change of pace to have appetizers for dinner. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos Grande

A mountain of nachos made with everyone’s favorite spicy Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese!

Ingredients:
4 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
3/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
1 bag (18 oz) restaurant-style tortilla chips
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz)
Directions:

1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, toss chicken and 1/2 cup of the wing sauce to coat.
2 Spray two large (14-inch) pizza pans with cooking spray. Arrange half of the tortilla chips on one pizza pan; top with 2 cups of the chicken and 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat on second pizza pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top each pan with celery and blue cheese; drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup wing sauce.
3 To serve; slide one pan of nachos off onto other pan to make one large mound of nachos. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories500 ( Calories from Fat250), % Daily Value Total Fat27g27% (Saturated Fat9g,9% Trans Fat0g0% ), Cholesterol85mg85%; Sodium1400mg1400%; Total Carbohydrate35g35% (Dietary Fiber1g1% Sugars1g1% ), Protein27g27% ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A8%; Vitamin C0%; Calcium30%; Iron15%;
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 
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Tyson Smokey BBQ Wings
Tyson Smokey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Wings

 

Tyson® Individually Frozen Smokey BBQ Style 1st and 2nd joint Wings are perfect for game time or a fun family meal. These oven-bake wings pair perfectly with easy-to-prepare dip recipes on the back of the bag! Contains up to 21% seasoning solution.

UNCOOKED: FOR SAFETY, PRODUCT MUST BE COOKED TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 180°F AS MEASURED BY A THERMOMETER.
CONVENTIONAL OVEN

1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
3. Place frozen chicken wing sections on pan in a single layer.
4. Cook on upper rack for 35 – 38 minutes or until juices run clear when thickest part of the chicken is pierced and temperature on instant read thermometer reaches 180°F. For crisper wings: cook wing sections on a non-stick sprayed baking rack over a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.

COOKING TIMES AND OVEN TEMPERATURES MAY VARY, ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.

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