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Flavored with rosemary, ancho, and molasses, these chicken wings honor this year's Super Bowl® teams, one being the Los Angeles Rams and the other which shall not be named. You'll use the easiest of methods to produce the most crowd-pleasing, finger-messing 'sticky wings.' The technique simply involves soaking wings in a sweet, spicy marinade, baking them wet, and then tossing them with a finishing glaze.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
4 hrs 5 mins
5 hrs
10 mins
2 1/2 pounds of wings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
For the Finishing Glaze:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken wings in a bowl. Add oil, salt, rosemary, ancho chile powder, cayenne pepper, vinegar, and molasses. Toss with a spatula until thoroughly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.

  • Spread wings out onto the baking sheet. Add any marinade left in the bowl.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until meat pulls cleanly off the bone, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • While wings are baking, make the finishing glaze. Whisk molasses, honey, chile powder, salt, cayenne, and lime juice in a large bowl.

  • Immediately transfer hot wings into the glaze. Toss until coated and let sit for 5 minutes. Toss briefly a second time. Plate the wings and serve with lime wedges and a pinch of ancho.

Chef's Notes:

To get the most evenly sized sections, buy whole chicken wings and cut them yourself.

If you can't find ancho chili powder, you can use 4 parts paprika mixed with 1 part ground chipotle.

If you don't like taste of molasses, substitute with maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 13.4g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 39.6mg; sodium 1027.6mg. Full Nutrition