Dry-Rub Chicken Wings With Blue Cheese Sauce

This simple recipe for dry rub chicken wings is the ideal party dish to make for a group of friends coming over to watch the big game or a movie. The creamy blue cheese sauce will have everyone drooling, dunking the wings to get every last tasty bite.

This is the latest in our series of tasty recipes that feature just 7 simple ingredients. They are all super tasty and can be made by people of any cooking ability.

Because the wings are baked instead of fried, they are also a much healthier version of what you’re typically served in sports bars or restaurants. You’ll quickly come to rely on this recipe as a go-to dish!

Dry Rub Chicken Wings: Ingredients

  • Chicken Wings (we used ones with wings clipped as they’re easier to handle)
  • Chilli powder
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Sour cream
  • Blue cheese

Place the chicken wings in a large bowl and cover with a generous sprinkle of chilli powder and the cajun seasoning.

Peel the garlic. You want to mince it up into a paste, so to do that slice, it into thin slices and then cover in coarse salt.

Dry Rub Chicken Wings

You can then use the back of your knife to crush the garlic and slide it over and over into a paste. The salt will help with this process – after a few minutes you will be left with a totally smooth paste.

Add the garlic to the wings, along with cracked pepper. There will be enough salt within the garlic paste, so you don’t need to add any extra.

Dry Rub Chicken Wings hot

Add in some olive oil to help combine the ingredients.

Use a pair of tongs or a wooden spoon to make sure the wings are completely coated. You can cook them straight away, but ideally leave to marinate for about 20-30 minutes.

Dry Rub Chicken Wings hot

Place the wings on a tray covered with aluminium and into the oven at 200C/400F. The should take about 20-25 minutes to cook.

Combine the blue cheese with the sour cream and a little black pepper to make the simple (but delicious!) sauce.

Dry Rub Chicken Wings recipe When the wings are golden brown and crispy on the outside, take them out of the oven and drizzle with a little bit of honey.

Dry Rub Chicken Wings recipe

Serve them up with about a dozen wings a portion, per person.

Watch the sheer glee on everyone’s face as they tuck into these delicious dry rub chicken wings…

Dry Rub Chicken Wings

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Niall Harbison
Niall Harbison

Niall is an international entrepreneur who has worked within the tourism and hospitality industries for more than 20 years. He started his career in the kitchen, with a 10-year stint as a private yacht chef cooking for billionaires, including a position as Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's personal chef. Niall then moved into the digital media world to become a founder of several lifestyle publications. He continues to write about his core passion: food.

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