“JUST LIKE” Hooter’s Daytona-Style Wings

I’m all American in that I like wings…I’m also from upstate NY where I believe it’s the law that you have like chicken wings, considering Buffalo was the birthplace of the Buffalo Wing.daytona-wings

I’ve come to like the Daytona style wing that Hooter’s offers.  It’s a grilled wing with a hot sauce/BBQ sauce glaze.  I feel they have more personality than your regular hot wing.  They have a little more Sass!

After playing around with some copycat recipes on the web, here’s my take on it.  Enjoy!


1 family pack chicken wings – tips and excess fat removed.  I didn’t separate drummette from wing because once these are cooked they separate easily on their own.  Plus, I didn’t lose them down the grill grate.

Olive oil

Garlic Salt


Preheat Oven to 400-degrees.  In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper.

On foil covered cookie sheets, place raised baking rack on each sheet then spread out chicken wings making sure not to crowd them.  This will ensure they brown and not steam.  Place cookie sheets in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the skin starts to crisp up. (Have your stove vent on…gets kinda smokey).

Finish chicken wings on your outdoor grill and towards the end of grilling, brush with Daytona sauce several times until wings are nicely coated and sticky.  (Sauce recipe follows).


Daytona Sauce

Combine the following:
3/4 cup BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s original)
1/4 cup hot sauce (Frank’s Original)
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce


Hmmmmmmm, Could It Be…..SATAN!?!?

Working in a Catholic Church/School for nearly 12 years has opened my eyes up to a LOT!!!  I could start another whole blog on what I’ve learned about organized religion and its “holy” people…but I don’t have the time or the energy for that.

I’ve learned that all “holy” people aren’t nice.  Simple as that. One individual that I had the “pleasure” (insert sarcasm here) of working with was very hypocritical.  A showman to the congregation, yet made the staff cry.  WWJD – probably bitch-slap them if He was here.

So, as Jesus would like us to, I try to find some good in everyone.  However, the only good I could find in this person was their recipe for sticky chicken wings.  I have, justifiably, renamed it “Satan’s Sticky Wings.”


1 5 lb. bag of frozen chicken wings

Place in large pot and cover with water

Bring to boil and let simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.

This removes the excess fat so that the wings can become “sticky”

Drain and rinse.

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1 cup soy sauce

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp ginger powder

Combine the water and sugar in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes, add soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger powder.  Bring to a boil again and simmer for another 10 – 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425-degrees.  Combine wings and sauce in a baking dish.  (I find metal is better than glass) and bake for 1 hour or so mixing them periodically. Bake until the wings are cooked through and “sticky”.