Wings are wings. They are relatively easy to make and you can get them at any bar or pizza joint.
Not these wings.
These wings are fall-off-the-bone juicy, jam packed with flavor, then have MORE flavor shoved on top. You think what makes them special is that they are coated in BBQ potato chips, right? Wrong. Well, not wrong. That part is awesome too. But, they are slow cooked in Coca Cola. That’s what does it. Give them a try. You’ll be the most loved person for miles.
3 lbs wings, trimmed
salt and pepper
¼ cup + 2 tbsp butter, divided
1 ½ cups Coke
1 bottle + 1 cup bbq sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Cola BBQ Sauce)
2 cups crushed BBQ potato chips (I used Lays, you don’t want the ridged kind)
blue cheese dressing for dipping (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together 1 bottle of BBQ sauce and 1 ½ cups of Coke. Set aside.
Season wings with salt and pepper. Melt ¼ cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add wings (in one layer, cook in batches if needed). Cook for 2 minutes per side. You want to get the skin crispy, you don’t need to cook them through.
Place the wings into the slow cooker and cover it with cola/bbq sauce mixture. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
After wings have cooked, preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the the BBQ sauce and the remaining butter. In another bowl, dump your chip cumblies.
Remove wings a couple at a time from the crock pot. Shake off the extra cola and place in the bowl of bbq sauce. Coat in the sauce, then roll in the potato chips. Place the wings on the parchment paper. Repeat until all of your wings are chip-ified.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Wings will be very crispy to the touch. Serve with dressing if you like, though it’s not really necessary.