Bacon Donuts are pieces of gooey mozzarella wrapped in salty bacon and perfectly balanced by the fruity sweetness of pineapple. Serve these grilled appetizers with marinara sauce for dipping.
Spicy Cranberry Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are a popular appetizer any time of year. These spicy cranberry chicken wings are perfect for the fall, especially around Thanksgiving and football games.
The chicken wings are first roasted with high heat, then cooked in a sweet and spicy marinade. The marinade has a bit of an Asian-influence, with hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, and Sriracha.
These are especially tasty served alongside a cold beer. Make sure to serve them with plenty of napkins, too!
3 pounds split chicken wings
1 cup cranberries
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons Sriracha
1 teaspoon grated garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2 tablespoons butter
sliced green onions, for serving
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Roast chicken wings on a parchment-lined sheet pan until browned and crisp, about 45 minutes.
Cook cranberries, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, honey, Sriracha, garlic, and ginger over medium heat until the berries pop, about 7 minutes. Stir in butter.
Toss the wings with the sauce and return to the oven. Broil for a few minutes to set the sauce. When they are dark and caramelized, transfer to a serving plate and garnish with the green onions.