Spicy and Tangy Hot Wings

Spicy and Tangy Hot Wings

Heath Giles 0

"This is my wing recipe that I've tweaked over the last 10 years to suit my specific tastes. If you don't like vinegar and cayenne; these wings will not be for you. I've never seen a middle ground with this recipe; they are either raved about or politely passed up. If you like a hotter wing experience, double the amounts of chili powder and cayenne powder. Enjoy with chunky blue cheese or ranch dressing."


25 m servings 288 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the red wine vinegar, malt vinegar, salad dressing, hot pepper sauce, 1 tablespoon chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic, oregano and horseradish.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and 3 tablespoons of chili powder. Dredge the wings in the seasoned flour.
  3. Deep fry the wings for about 15 minutes, or until dark brown but not burnt. Drain briefly, then throw them into the bowl with the sauce. Stir to coat liberally. If you enjoy a hotter rather than tangy wing, liberally dash more hot pepper sauce onto the already sauce-coated wings.
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  1. 10 Ratings


This recipy had very little flavor & the wings tasted like vinegar.

Yikes! This is VERY Spicy and Tangy! I added quite a bit more Catalina and some chili sauce (Heinz) to tone down the heat. After tossing the first few wings, we decided to use the rest of the sa...

Pretty tasty! I love vinegar! I loved the spice of these wings. I dont know when I will make them again since my husband doesnt like wings in generally. But pretty yummy!

Very tasty. We tried one following this recipe exactly, and I would have been very happy with them all this way. My family likes to breath fire though, so to compromise we added 1 tbl hot pepp...

very good, cut back on the amount of dressing a little to sweet

You have to be a lover of vinegar to fully appreciate this receipe.

As other reviewers stated, the recipe is very vinegary. I cut the vinegar in half and it was still very powerful. Was good if you like vinegar.

I made these as written only I made sauces to go with them. Blue Cheese, Buffalo Sauce and Honey Mustard, all from this site. Thanks for the recipe.

i'm sure it's bc we love vinegar and we love spicy.. so this was super perfect for us.. i used worcestershire in place of malt vinegar.. ketchup instead of catalina dressing.. didn't dredge the ...