Date and Chili Buffalo Chicken Wings, Grab Your Chapstick!
All things considered buffalo chicken wings are my favourite finger food… And for me they need to be sticky sweet and spicy hot because that’s the way I roll! These date and chili buffalo chicken wings unsurprisingly tick both of those boxes.
The chili world seems to have gone crazy of late with ever hotter bastard varieties being developed, but for me the big boy chili is the scotch bonnet. Now the scotch bonnet is very similar to the habanero in terms of punch however the sweet flavour reserves it’s place in my favourite list. Before you cry foul, it is without question true that all chillies have their own flavour, all very different to each other.
I know one regular ready who will think that statement is utter nonsense, but your choice of chili can dramatically impact on both the flavour and spice level of a dish.
However these wings do come with a word of warning, do not wipe your eyes after preparing them, you will cry… Well I cried!
A Sweet Hot Date!
The second ingredient of note in these buffalo wings is dates, surprisingly to me they do not appear in more glaze recipes. They are gloriously sweet and sticky and as a result when stewed down with a little vinegar and sugar they form a perfect sweet and sour glaze.
In fact dates have long been used as a sweetener, particularly when the cost of sugar was so high!
I adore cooking wings, these date and chili bad boys join 3 other wing recipes here on Krumpli and because I am that way inclined I am now 2 and 2 on baked and grilled. As a result my next wings have to be fried, because well because balance needs to be restored!
Other wing recipe on Krumpli: