Italian Style Saucy Chicken Wings|
These savory - and very messy - wings make for a wonderful appetizer or light dinner with crusty bread and green salad. Any fairly smooth meatless sauce - either commercial or homemade - works well in this recipe, as does pizza sauce. I like the added boost of the garlic and herbs to commercial sauces, but if you have a really flavorful homemade sauce, you can just use that with excellent results. These wings can be made ahead of time and reheated and they also freeze very well.
2 cups favorite spaghetti sauce
3 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon crumbled dried Italian herbs
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 pounds chicken wings
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. Mix together the spaghetti sauce, garlic, herbs, wine, and cheese in a large bowl. Add the chicken wings and toss well to coat. Pour the wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes, basting the wings with the sauce and flipping them over twice as they bake. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes