Coca-Cola Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 5 lbs chicken wings
Coca-Cola Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings! These zesty and very flavorful melt- in- your- mouth chicken wings will be a hit at your next holiday get together!
  • For the wings:
  • 5 lbs chicken wings
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 1½ cups Coca-Cola
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup tomato paste
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup red pepper hot sauce ( like Cholula sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Prepare the wings:
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken wings from package and pat dry with a paper towel. Toss in a bowl with olive oil and generously season with kosher salt and black pepper, then arrange on a baking sheet covered with foil.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until crisp and golden brown. (You can turn the broiler on for the last 3-5 minutes to make them golden brown.)
  4. Make the sauce:
  5. Combine Coca-Cola, brown sugar, tomato paste, and garlic in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Whisk in hot sauce, paprika, and salt. Let simmer 5 -10 minutes, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens.
  6. Once the chicken is ready, remove from oven and use tongs to roll each piece in sauce, then place on the prepared foil-lined baking sheet. Lower oven to 350, and bake 7 minutes to set glaze. Serve immediately with additional sauce on the side for dipping.
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