Paula Stachyra, author of Canada’s #1 cookbook, “Wing Crush”, shared her recipe for Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings with us. The Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings are made on the grill. Now that we are in tailgate party season, you need to put these on the menu. Her tips for grilling at a tailgate party are simple. When it’s cold outside, factor in extra time for the grill to heat up and remember that each time you open the lid you add 10 minutes to your cook time! Consider a wireless meat thermometer which allows you to check the temperature without opening the grill.
Now for the recipe for Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings:
Ingredients for Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings
2 lbs. chicken wings, tip removed, drums and flat separated
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp cornstarch
Castello Blue cheese slices, cut into quarters
Celery sticks, for serving
1/2 cup hot sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp white vinegar
4 tbsp unsalted butter
With a paper towel, pat the wings dry. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Sprinkle the prepared rub over the wings coating evenly.
Preheat your grill or smoker to 350ºF (177ºC), indirect heat.
Grill your wings for 40 minutes on indirect heat until a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC) or 190ºF (88ºC), is reached. If you prefer them well done, flip them halfway through the cooking time. To crisp the skin, move the wings to the direct heat side of your grill turning occasionally until the skin is dark golden or to your liking.
To prepare the sauce: in a small saucepan on medium-low heat, whisk together hot sauce, honey, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer then stir in the butter. Cook until butter is melted and slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.
Transfer the wings to a bowl and toss with Buffalo sauce until completely coated.
Turn your grill up to 400ºF (204ºF). Place the wings on a lined baking tray or cast-iron skillet. Wrap each wing with the Castello Blue cheese slices. Place back on the grill for about 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted to your liking.
Plate wings and serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dip.