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Santa Fe Wings

Santa Fe Wings

Santa Fe Wings

If you know me, you know how much I love Santa Fe, NM.  Check out this easy wing recipe I recreated from my ALL TIME favorite place to munch on some wings; The Bull Ring! It’s of course not exactly the same, BUT I will take it ALL. DAY. LONG.

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I buy the Wingettes and Drumettes and usually do 2 packages at a time.  Remove the wings from the package, I prefer to rinse my chicken before cooking but some people say not to do that, I will let you make that call.  Once washed I lay them out on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with a couple of layers of paper towels skin side up, I think to take a separate paper towel and dry the skin side REALLY GOOD (this will help them cook up really crispy), I then let them sit in the fridge uncovered for a few hours (this will also help them cook up really crispy).  Once you’re ready to cook them I like to bring them to almost room temperature before cooking. After sprinkling them with a little bit Kosher Salt (don’t over salt because your dry rub or sauce will add a salty flavor to them too), I lay them out skin side up on a baking sheet lined with foil for easy clean up and a wire rack on top, the wire rack will help them cook all the way around and again, cook up really crispy.  Are you starting to following the theme here? CRISPY GOALS! Bake in a 400 degrees preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.

Santa Fe Wings

You can also toss them up first, get good color in a cast iron and then cook with the same process above.

Santa Fe Wings

Once that cooking process is done remove them from the oven, transfer wings to a big bowl and toss them in your dry rub or sauce of choice.  I LOVE my Santa Fe Wings recipe.  Or there are several Whole30 compliant buffalo/spicy sauces by Tessemaes, The New Primal and of course Franks Hot Sauce.  While you’re tossing your wings set your broiler on your oven to high.  Once tossed in your dry rub of choice or buffalo sauce put the wings back on the wire rack but this time skin side down, then pop in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes until they get good and crispy on the bottom, turn your wings back to skin side up and back into the broiler for another few minutes!  Serve with a Whole30 compliant ranch, Tessemaes is again another great product, or make your own by using compliant mayo (I prefer homemade), add in dried dill and finely diced garlic, or you can spice it up and add in some diced jalapenos.

DELISH!  You can also serve with carrot and celery sticks to get the TRUE wings experience!

Santa Fe Wings

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By Brandy Sanchez Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 15-minutes Cooking Time: 1-hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Santa Fe Wings


  • Wingettes and Drumettes
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (you can omit if you're not into much spice or reduce to 1/4 tsp for a little less)
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Ghee melted (for Whole30 or non-dairy, or butter if you're going for it)
  • Once the Ghee is melted mix in all seasonings and then pour over wings in a BIG bowl to toss.



See post for a step by step "how to"


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