Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

It’s not too early to start thinking about a Super Bowl party. And with the big game just a little more than three weeks away, many cooks are mulling the possibilities for eats.

Without a doubt, some sort of wings should come under consideration if you’re planning on hosting a get-together for this annual event, to be played Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Chef Lee Anne Wong, winner of Iron Chef America and editor of the Maker’s Mark Cookbook, has created several delicious game-day snack recipes using Maker’s Mark Kentucky bourbon, including the following, which would surely be a hit to celebrate pro football’s biggest game of the year.

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings
2 pounds chicken wings, trimmed
1 cup bourbon
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduces to a simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until the wings are tender and the glaze has reduced, coating the wings. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Remove the wings from the pot and transfer to a parchment-lined sheet tray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the wings being to color and the glaze become shiny. Garnish with minced scallions and apple. Serve immediately.
Yield: Serves 4.