Maple Bacon Whiskey Wings are tossed in whiskey and maple syrup and topped with bacon and make perfect tailgate food for game day.
Author: Two Lucky Spoons
3-4poundsof chicken wingstips removed
Vegetable oil spray
Salt and pepper
½cupplus 1 T real maple syrup
2Twhiskey or bourbon
¼apple cider vinegar
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a rimmed sheet pan liberally with vegetable oil spray. Place wings on the tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spray with vegetable oil again and roast for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked and skin is beginning to brown.
Meanwhile in a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain the bacon and reserve a ¼ cup of the bacon drippings in a bowl. To the drippings add ½ cup maple syrup, whiskey, and vinegar and stir until well combined.
Remove the wings from the tray and toss to coat in the sauce. Place them back on the tray and put them into the oven for 2-3 more minutes to set the sauce. Remove to a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining syrup and top with cooked bacon. Serve with lots of napkins!