Italian-Style Chicken Wings with Gorgonzola Sauce

italian wings
So, these Italian-style chicken wings are a slightly different take on your standard wings, but, boy, oh boy, are they good.  Both the Loon and I really love the gorgonzola dsauce, too. 
Marinating these little gems overnight really deepens the flavor.   Simply incredible.
Italian-style chicken wings with gorgonzola sauce are perfect on a Sunday afternoon in the Fall while watching football with ice-cold beer.
Italian-Style Chicken Wings with Gorgonzola Sauce
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Oh, the Italian-style wings are divine. Really, they are. The heat mixed with the lemon, cooled with the gorgonzola suace...oh my...just make 'em.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian / American
Serves: 8 to 10
  • 16 to 18 chicken wings and drumsticks
  • Vegetable oil (enough for frying)
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup of hot pepper sauce, such as Krytals, or Franks, or Tobasco
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh sage, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh oregano, chopped
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • S&P, to taste
  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • Marinade:
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 tablespoons quality olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • S&P, to taste
  • Gorgonzola sauce
  1. To Marinade the Chicken:
  2. In a large bowl, mix the juice of two lemons, the squeezed lemon halves, the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, oregano, sage, and cayenne, and S&P
  3. add the chicken wings to the marinade and turn them several times to coat them well.
  4. Distribute the lemon halves around the chicken.
  5. Cover the dish and refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.
  6. Take the wings from the marinade and drain on paper towels.
  7. To cook the chicken:
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  9. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F
  10. Using tongs, carefully place the wings into the hot oil
  11. Cook the wings for 3 to 4 minutes on one side, flip, and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Should be crispy and golden.
  12. Transfer to a shallow baking pan.
  13. When all wings are finished frying...add into oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  14. Meanwhile, in a medium - large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter of medium heat.
  15. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring until soft and slightly golden.
  16. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the juice from 1 lemon and the hot sauce.
  17. Add the sage, rosemary, oregano, red pepper flakes, and cayenne and season with S&P
  18. Pour the stock into the pan, bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for about 4 minutes until slightly thickened.
  19. Add the remaining butter and stir the sauce over low hear until all well incorporated.
  20. Taste the sauce...add the remaining lemon juice, if desired.
  21. Place the hot wings in the sauce and stir to coat. Adjust the seasonings, to taste.
  22. Serve with the gorgonzola sauce

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