Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are one of our favorite pick foods. They are the perfect party food, from family get-togethers to football weekends. Chicken wings are so versatile and will go with so many things, from dips to salads, finger food, and all easy to prepare and serve. Just the right spice, pepper jelly chicken wings are always a crowd pleaser and easy to make.
Serves: 4

Total Time:

35 Mins

Ingredients

  • 5 lb bag of chicken wings
  • 5 tablespoon salt & pepper
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 cups of pepper jelly (flavor of choice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Dry the wings well with paper towels
  3. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chicken wings evenly
  4. Place on a pan. Bake for 10 minutes on each side
  5. Combine pepper jelly and butter in a small saucepan
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter and pepper jelly are melted or reach a simmer
  7. Transfer sauce to a large bowl
  8. Add wings and toss to coat
  9. Serve and enjoy!

We prefer to bake our chicken wings. Baked wings seem to leave less of an oily mess on your hands as fried wings do. And we like to believe that baked wings are healthier and come out crispier. This could be a meal that you eat and not feel too guilty about.

While nothing beats chicken wings smothered in pepper jelly let's be honest, you have to eat a lot of chicken wings to make it a full meal. And yes, celery and carrots are a staple with chicken wings - they are not exactly the most exciting side. So what exactly can you serve with chicken wings? Here are a few ideas of side items to serve with your pepper jelly chicken wings. You can never go wrong with crispy French fries, or sweet potato fries, a hot and spicy mac and cheese dish, loaded potato skins slices, a blooming onion or a pasta salad. 

All of these dishes require little effort to make but they’ll have your family singing your praises.