Chili Pepper Madness

April 15, 2016

5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings

5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings - Recipe 5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings - Recipe

These spicy baked chicken wings are outrageously hot, rubbed with a mixture of 5 ground Carolina Reapers and served with a bottle of flaming hot sauce. This recipe is not for the faint of heart.

So here is the scenario. Patty plans a girls night out, leaving Mike all alone in the house. With nothing to do except to work on the latest crazy screenplay about people trapped in a swimming pool. Weird, I know. What's a guy to do when he has no adult supervision? He makes the hottest dang chicken wings he's ever made and nearly destroys himself.

HOT! HOT! HOT!

5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings - Recipe

They don't look all that hot, right? They look quite innocent sitting there, tasty actually, obviously CRISPY because the rub includes baking powder which seriously crisps them up, and they've been baked properly - not fried! - but these babies pack a MAJOR wallop. We grew Carolina Reaper chili peppers last year and I dehydrated the majority of them. I enjoy grinding them down into powders for rubs and seasoning mixes. If you're unfamiliar with the Carolina Reaper, it is currently the hottest chili pepper in the world. There has been talk of another even HOTTER pepper, but regardles, the Carolina Reaper is wacky hot and can top 2.2 Million Scoville Heat Units. Learn more about the Carolina Reaper here.

To get these going, I started with a couple of Carolina Reapers and ground them into a powder in my molcajete. As I gazed down at the crushed peppers, a dangerous thought arose. "That doesn't look like much powder. Maybe I should use MORE reapers." So, I added 3 more. Yes, 5 Carolina Reapers went into the mix and here you can see how they look when ground.

5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings - Recipe - Carolina Reaper Rub

It still doesn't look like a lot, but oh baby! This is some serious heat. Toss in a few other seasonings, along with baking powder and flour, then rub down the wings and bake to crispy perfection, and you have yourself some crazy hot but delicious chicken wings. But that's not all! Not long ago I posted a hot sauce called "The Hottest Damn Hot Sauce I Ever Made." Yep. Serve these wings with that hot sauce. Or, go buy yourself your favorite brand of Carolina Reaper hot sauce. There are some DANG good reaper sauces out there on the market. Grab a bottle today, or make your own.

Super Hot Hot Sauce Recipe

The Hottest Damn Hot Sauce I Ever Made - Get the Recipe Here.

Either toss the wings in a bit of the sauce or serve it on the side. Get even MORE heat, you wild people! These wings kicked my booty. But in a good way. Took me a while to eat them, but they were OH. SO. GOOD. Feel the burn! The reaper burn.

5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings - Recipe

5-Alarm Superhot Chicken Wings - Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, separated and wing tips removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 dried Carolina Reaper pods
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • Superhot hot sauce for serving

Cooking Directions

  1. Pat the wings as dry as you can get them. This will help with the crispiness.
  2. In a large bowl or molcajete, grind the Carolina Reaper pods into a powder. Add baking powder, garlic, salt and flour. Mix to combine.
  3. Lightly oil the chicken wings then dip them into the seasoned flour mixture. Get them nicely coated. The baking powder helps with the crispiness.
  4. Heat oven to 250 degrees. Set the wings onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Increase oven heat to 425 degrees and bake another 30 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through and the skins are nice and crispy. You can also hit them with the broiler a couple minutes to crisp them up even more.
  6. Serve with the hot sauce on the side, or toss them in the hot sauce for even HOTTER wings, you crazy heat-loving animal!

Do you enjoy cooking with superhot chili peppers? Check out our cookbook, "1 Million Plus! Cooking with the World's Hottest Chili Peppers".

1 Million Plus! Cooking with the World's Hottest Chili Peppers

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