Coffee Chicken Wings? Oh Yeah, They''re Great!

Who would have thought that the phenomenon of Buffalo Chicken wings would have led to the advent of chicken-wings-with-every-kind-of-sauce-in-the-world that includes COFFEE! Amazing, but true. Enjoy this recipe. I have and so will you and your buddies.

Chicken Wings have a relatively short history, but in the making of it, all kinds of variations on the theme have emerged. This delicious recipe is no exception! Since Labor Day is just around the corner, why not wow your friends and family with this interesting version of the easy appetizer known as "wings". You'll be glad you did!

What you'll need:
- 1 ounce butter
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon chile powder
- 2 drops hot sauce
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 Tablespoon honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 cup coffee liqueur
- 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 20 chicken wings, cut in half
- salt and pepper, to taste

In a 2-quart saucepan melt the butter and saute garlic and onion over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the cumin and chili powder and cook, stirring the whole time for 2 minutes.

Next, blend in the coffee liqueur and cook to reduce the liquid by one-half. Then, you'll stir in the hot sauce, Worcestershire, barbeque sauce and the salt. Simmer for 5 minutes - afterwards, remove from the heat and add the honey. Set aside and allow the wings to cool.

You'll need to prepare the chicken wings by removing and discarding the tips. Then, cut or divide the wings in half at the remaining joint.

The secret to this recipe for your Coffee Chicken Wings is to marinate the wings in the cooked sauce for about an hour at room temperature or to make this an easy appetizer recipe, marinate the wings overnight in the refrigerator.

To cook, place the marinated wings on a broiler pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper and broil 5 minutes. Then, turn and brush with the remaining sauce and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. That's it!

Serve the Coffee chicken wings hot. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be prepared a day ahead and can be reheated in the oven. EASY!

Sara Gray is an avid lover of appetizers and has created a great website called Easy Appetizer Recipes where you can find delicious ideas for all kinds of hot and cold appetizers, raclette grilling, tapas small plates, snacks, chips and dip ideas, and appetizer soups.

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