Submitted by KL
In Buffalo, eating wings is now a tradition, but authentic sauces usually contain butter.
Wings are also often deep fried. This lower fat version cooks the wings in the oven (but they're still plenty fattening!) Hot sauce on the side should please the daring adult palate, but these sweeter tasting wings are kid friendly. This barbecue sauce is also delicious for ribs...
3 to 4 tablespoons canola oil, or other preferred oil
1 onion, large size, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup honey, or molasses
1/4 cup vinegar, or lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
5 to 6 pounds chicken wings, fresh or frozen
Preheat oven to 375. Place wings in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Cook at 375 for 25-35 minutes until juices run clear. Cooking time is longer with frozen wings (follow package direction).
In the meantime, saute onions in oil until soft and translucent, but not brown. Add garlic, saute for 2-3 minutes longer.
Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Place cooked chicken on a broiler rack, coat one side with barbecue sauce. Set oven to broil. Broil chicken for 10 minutes. Turn chicken wings, and coat with remaining sauce. Return to oven and broil for additional 10 minutes. Serve with raw celery and carrots, any leftover sauce.
5-6 pounds will yield approximately 60-70 wings. Leftovers can be frozen.
UPDATE: My sister made this with molasses (not honey) over the weekend - tasted great!