Makes 4 to 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat tomato sauce and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Stir in honey and next 4 ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes. Set tomato sauce mixture aside.

Step 2

Cut off wingtips, and discard. Cut wings in half at joint, if desired.

Step 3

Sprinkle wings evenly with salt and pepper; dredge lightly in flour, shaking off excess.

Step 4

Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat oil to 375°.

Step 5

Fry wings, in 3 batches, 8 minutes per batch or until golden and crispy. Remove wings from oil using a slotted spoon; drain on layers of paper towels. (Allow oil to return to 375° before adding next batch of wings.)

Step 6

Place wings in a large bowl. Drizzle with tomato sauce mixture, tossing well to coat. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

magnoliasouth's Review

June 15, 2013

amydnp's Review

December 20, 2009
This is a good basic recipe, but can be great with a little tweaking. I use canned chipotles in adobo and plain hot sauce instead of the bottled chipotle hot sauce it calls for. Also, I like less honey and add some crushed garlic. The lime rind is necessary, so don't leave it out. I simmer the sauce for atleast 30 minutes. You can strain out the chipotles at the end or use a hand blender to blend it together.

vtcooks's Review

November 29, 2009
This is a great, spicy sauce. Only thing that we changed was that we GRILLED our wings instead of frying them. We also tried them once under the broiler on high. Both times they were great!