Buffalo Wings With Hot Habanero Jack Dipping Sauce

Trade in the blue cheese for a spicy sauce made with Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack

Buffalo wings are a game-day must, but you won't find any blue cheese dressing with these easy baked wings. Instead, Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack Cheese adds a fiery kick to a cool dipping sauce spiked with lemon.

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Buffalo Wings With Hot Habanero Jack Dipping Sauce
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Use Tillamook cheese to make a hot habanero jack cheese dip to go along with easy game-day buffalo wings.
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Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • For the Hot Habanero Jack Dipping Sauce
  • 2 ounces (about ? cup) Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack Cheese, grated on a small grate
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ? cup Tillamook Sour Cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Buffalo Wings
  • Canola oil, for oiling the wire rack
  • 2 pounds whole chicken wings, separated into 2 pieces
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons Tillamook Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Frank's RedHot Original
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Make the hot habanero jack dipping sauce: Stir together the Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack Cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper. Make ahead: The dressing can be made up to 2 days before, covered and chilled until ready to serve.
  2. Make the wings: Oil a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix the egg whites, baking soda and salt. Toss the wings in the egg mixture. Remove the wings, allowing the excess egg to drip off, and transfer to the wire rack. Refrigerate the wings uncovered overnight to dry out.
  3. Remove the wings from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450°. Place the wings, still on the wire rack, in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the wings and continue to bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until they are crisp and golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and hot sauce, and stir until the butter is melted and the sauce is warm, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm.
  6. Remove the wings and toss them in the sauce. Serve the wings hot with the habanero dipping sauce.
Calories per Serving 957
Total Fat 83.3 g
Saturated Fat 28.4 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 331.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Total Sugars 2.7 g
Sodium 897.2 mg
Protein 47.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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