Chicken wing or Hooters girl, that is the question.  This recipe is easily one of the easiest ways to make the best thing you’ll ever eat, better (not talking about the Hooters girl).  The process is simple, the taste is incredible and I’m going to rank this recipe near the top.  We also recreate the Daytona Sauce from Hooters, but seriously you can go for whatever sauce you want in this situation and it should compliment itself well.

675 Calories Per 6 Wings

Prep:  5 minutes
1st Fry:  7 minutes
2nd Fry:  3 minutes

Bacon Wrapped Wings
 
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Chicken wing or Hooters girl, that is the question. This recipe is easily one of the easiest ways to make the best thing you'll ever eat, better (not talking about the Hooters girl). The process is simple, the taste is incredible and I'm going to rank this recipe near the top. We also recreate the Daytona Sauce from Hooters, but seriously you can go for whatever sauce you want in this situation and it should compliment itself well.
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Ingredients
  • 1 Lb Chicken Wing (Drumettes)
  • 1 Lb Center Cut Bacon Strips (preferably)
  • Oil for frying
Daytona Sauce
  • ¾ Cup Barbecue Sauce
  • ½ Cup Franks Red Hot
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Peppper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
Equipment
Instructions
  1. If you buy the chicken wings as a whole wing you're going to have to learn how to cut between the joints, so watch the video.
  2. So Hooters only uses the Drumettes, but I see no issue doing it with both, we tried and it worked out fine.
  3. I chose center cut bacon because its the most consistent in thickness and width, which is important sometimes.
  4. Begin by deep frying all of your wings for 7 minutes at 350°F. This will cook it 70% of the way. Now just let them drain off and cool down.
  5. Now skewer a toothpick through the first part of the bacon and wrap it around the wing and skewer the last part of the bacon to hold the entire thing together.
  6. Once you're finished, deep fry again for an additional 3 minutes, which will cook the rest of the chicken and make the bacon crispy but not over done.
  7. Mix the Daytona sauce ingredients into a sauce pan on medium heat and mix until everything is dissolved and incorporated.
  8. Refrigerating the sauce overnight increases spice potency.
  9. Pour sauce over wings and serve with blue cheese / ranch and celery sticks.
Hooters Nutritional Information
Calories 728
Total Fat 42g
Saturated 12g
Trans 0g
Cholesterol 225mg
Sodium 1790mg
Potassium -mg
Total Carbs 23g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 19g
Protein 59g