Have you ever had a shot of Fireball Whiskey?  It’s like drinking Red Hots.  It’s burns a little going down, it’s very cinnamon-y, and warms you very quickly.  But when paired with chicken wings, it’s a completely different flavor!  Fireball Glazed Chicken Wings are my latest creation.  The chicken wings are moist, tender and have a wonderfully sweet yet spicy flavor.  The chicken is marinated overnight, then baked, and finished off with a Fireball Whiskey glaze.  The glaze is where the flavor comes into play.  There is a slight hint of cinnamon but it’s not overpowering, red pepper flakes to kick the heat up a notch, and brown sugar to level it all out.  They are phenomenal!

The recipe can be found here.

Start by preparing the marinade for the chicken.  Add the brown sugar, salt, chili powder, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes to a Ziploc bag and shake to combine.  Add the chicken wings, seal the bag, and shake to coat.  Then pour in the Fireball, seal the bag again, and toss to coat.  Refrigerate overnight.

If you don’t have time to let the wings marinate overnight, let them marinate for AT LEAST a couple hours for maximum flavor.

When ready, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  If you are doubling the recipe, make sure to use 2 baking sheets to allow ample space for the wings while leaving space in between.  Place the chicken wings on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, flipping after 20 minutes.  The internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.

During the last 20 minutes of baking, prepare the glaze.  Add all ingredients to a saucepan and whisk to combine.  Heat over medium-high heat until boiling then reduce the heat to low and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the wings are done baking.  Transfer the wings to a bowl and pour the glaze over the top.  Toss to coat.  Then serve and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

These are SO good.  You can serve with blue cheese or ranch on the side for dipping.  I don’t think the sauces are needed but it’s all personal preference.  We did serve veggies on the side and that was plenty to help with the heat.  Also, these wings are STICKY!  So be prepared to wash your hands (and probably your face) after eating 😊

Happy Cooking!

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