Baked Buffalo Wings with Light Blue Cheese Dip

These wings were spectacular.

I can honestly say they were just as good or better than any Buffalo Wings I've ever tried. 
And they're BAKED!

The trick, which I got from a recipe by Alton Brown, is to steam them first. It helps break down and get rid of some of the fat from the skin so they get a better finish in the oven.

I don't even know what else to say about them. Super easy and delicious. Great football food. 
Give them a won't be disappointed.

Oh, and serve them with my lightened up version of Blue Cheese Dip.

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Baked Buffalo Wings

1 lb Chicken Wings
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper
2 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
Pinch of Garlic Powder

Bring a pot with water and a steamer basket to boil. Water should not be touching the basket.

Remove wing tips from chicken (save for stock if desired) and split the rest of wings in two, at the joint. Add the wings to the steamer and steam for 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack set over a paper towel lined baking sheet and let cool; refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat oven to 425*.

Prepare hot sauce by combining Frank’s, butter, fresh cracked black pepper and a dash of garlic powder in a large bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir until butter is melted. Remove 1 tbsp of sauce to a small dish and reserve to brush chicken during cooking.

Remove paper towel lining from the baking sheet and brush both sides of wings with a light coating of vegetable oil along with a small pinch of salt and pepper.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with a light coating of the reserved tbsp of hot sauce; turn the wings over and brush other side; return to oven for 15 minutes more or until cooked through. Remove from oven and add to the bowl containing hot sauce; toss to combine.

Serve with Light Blue Cheese Dip, carrots and celery.

Blue Cheese Dip:
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
3 tbsp Blue Cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp light Mayonnaise
2 tbsp light Sour Cream
1 small Clove of Garlic, minced
Juice of 1 Lime
Salt and Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir to combine. 

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