Summit Hop Chicken Wings and IPA Pairing from BeerChow

June 4,2012 by 5 Comments

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of pairing beer with food, and one of my favorite sites for inspiration is I asked Dave from BeerChow if he could put together a tasty beer and food pairing for BillyBrew readers and possibly also include beer in the cooking. He came through big time on both fronts. Thanks for the video, Dave!

Recipe – Habanero Summit Chicken Wings

Makes 12 wings

  • 12 – Chicken Wing drumettes
  • 1 – 1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter
  • 1- Lg. Habanero Pepper seeded and finely chopped approx. 3 Tablespoons
  • 1/4 – teaspoon Summit Hops
  • 1/3 – cup Franks Original Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 – cup Honey
  • 1/4- cup corn meal
  • 1/2- cup white flour
  • Peanut Oil for cooking
  • Salt and Pepper

Melt butter in medium sauce pan over medium heat, do not brown. Add habanero’s, hops, hot sauce, and honey. Occasionally stir over low heat for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain through a sieve into a bowl removing hops and habanero bits. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

On a large plate or shallow bowl combine the corn meal and flour. Toss the wings in the flour mixture and cover completely. Lightly dust off extra flour and fry in peanut oil at 335 df for 12 minutes. Remove and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Whisk sauce just before you add the wings into the bowl. Toss wings in sauce.

Suggested Pairing: Green Flash Imperial IPA


About Billy Broas

He is the founder of The Homebrew Academy, a BJCP beer judge, and the homebrewing expert on the Rocky Mountain PBS television show Colorado Brews. He lives in the fine beer town of Denver, Colorado.

5 responses to “Summit Hop Chicken Wings and IPA Pairing from BeerChow”

  1. Billy Broas says:

    Thanks again Dave. I really like how you used the Summit hops in both the recipe and the beer. They give off a huge onion/garlic flavor which makes them the perfect choice for a wing recipe. Can’t wait to give these a shot. Cheers!

  2. David Schon says:

    Billy- Thanks for the inspiration! You have a great website and I’m honored to now have a post on it. Gezondheid!

  3. Steve says:

    Looks great. I’ll try this out this weekend with some chicken tenders in my smoker.

  4. Jimmie the Mum says:

    Wow, I’m gonna try this out.

  5. Parker says:

    Need these immediately.

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