Chicken wings are dipped in flour and then baked until their skin is nice and crispy. Coat them with some homemade hot wing sauce and your family will devour them as quickly as mine did! This post has been sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias
Family Movie Nights are a staple for our Friday nights. My kids start looking forward to Friday night around Tuesday, asking what movie we’re going to watch and what we’re going to have for dinner. Tonight, it’s all about Big Hero 6! We have been counting down the days until this movie came out. We were lucky enough to get to attend a preview showing last November and instantly fell in love with the movie. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so many emotions watching a children’s movie (and trust me, we watch a lot!).
When I headed out on my weekly trip to Target to pick up the movie earlier this week, I also grabbed some Market Pantry Frozen Chicken Wings. Then I got to work planning out our family movie night, using the printable planner that you can find HERE.
So with our Big Hero 6 movie night coming up, I wanted to prepare a fun dinner that we could all enjoy that kind of went along with the movie. Food and movies just seem to go together right? And when you think of a specific movie, it’s easy to recall a food that goes along with it. With Big Hero 6 it’s Aunt Cass’ Melt Your Face Off Chicken Wings, minus the “melt your face off” part. Oh, you can totally make these “melt your face off” hot, but my kids wouldn’t be too happy with me. The great thing about these wings is you can control the amount of spice.
I’ve made chicken wings before, but I’ve never been able to perfect the crispiness until now. The key? Coat them with a little flour and baking powder! I also added some simple spices, but this little mixture coated over the wings made all the difference. They were delicious!!
Once the wings are coated in the flour mixture, place them on a foil covered cookie sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray (don’t forget this step – trust me!). Bake them in a 450 degree oven for about half an hour, turning them about halfway through.
In the meantime you can make your own hot wing sauce, which is basically just melted butter and hot sauce. If your family likes it spicy, add more hot sauce. Alternatively, you could leave the wings unsauced, but what’s the fun in that? If you’ve got some that like it hot and some that don’t, use two separate bowls to coat the wings. Make the sauce more on the mild side and pour some over the wings in one of the bowls. Then stir more hot sauce into the remaining sauce and pour that over the other bowl of wings to coat.
Of course you’ll want to make sure you have carrot and celery sticks to help cleanse the spicy palette, as well as some creamy Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping. I actually like to mix the two together for a great flavor.
For movie night, we always serve dinner in these fun baskets, although I’m thinking we may need to eat these wings in the kitchen instead of in front of the movie like we usually do. I’m not to keen on hot wing sauce all over my brand new rug!
Do you have family movie nights? How does your family spend quality time together?
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
- 3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoon baking powder
- Bottled Cayenne Hot Sauce
- Butter (not margarine)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Rinse chicken wings and trim any excess skin. Do not remove the skin or you will lose the crispiness. Pat chicken dry.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour and seasonings. Add chicken and coat with the flour mixture.
- Prepare a large cookie sheet by covering with foil and spraying with cooking spray.
- Arrange chicken on the cookie sheet, at least an inch apart.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, turning once after about 20 minutes.
- While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. Add about a 1/2 cup of the bottled sauce and a stick of butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low and stir until butter is melted and sauce begins to bubble. Taste. If the sauce needs more heat go ahead and add some in batches, or add a few dashes of Tabasco.
- Pour the sauce over the crispy baked chicken wings and toss to coat.
- Serve with celery and carrot sticks and a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Courses Appetizer, Main Course
For more tasty movie night appetizers, be sure to check these out:
Barbecue Chicken Pinwheels
Smoked Sausage Bites
Smothered Buffalo Chicken Chips
French Bread Pizza
Shredded Beef and Black Bean Nachos
Parmesan Mac & Cheese Crostini
Easy Baked French Dip Sandwiches
Easy Meatball Sliders
Italian Chicken Quesadillas
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Bacon, Cheddar and Jalapeno Pinwheels
Be sure to download your free movie night planner, too!