Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday: Seattle Seahawks Tangy Coffee Glazed Chicken Wings

Today has the distinction of being known not only as Super Bowl Sunday, but as the second-largest day for consumption of food and drink for Americans, behind Thanksgiving Day.
According to the National Chicken Council,  1.25 billion wings will be eaten today during Super Bowl 49, as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy.  To put that into perspective, if 1.25 billion wing segments were laid end to end, they would stretch back and forth from CenturyLink Field in Seattle to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts nearly 28 times.  With the Super Bowl being played in Arizona, 1.25 billion wings would circle the Grand Canyon 120 times.  
Coffee pairs very good with chili spices for glazes and I used this flavor combination in my newest chicken wings recipe with a beloved Seattle coffee brand to honor the team I am rooting for in this year's Super Bowl: the Seattle Seahawks.   

Seattle Seahawks Tangy Coffee Glazed Chicken Wings 
2 pounds chicken wings or mini drumsticks 
Tangy Coffee Glaze:
1 cup Starbucks brewed coffee in a dark roast flavor, I used Espresso Roast
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced 
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Combine glaze ingredients together in gallon size sandwich bag. Add chicken to bag, seal and marinate in refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray roasting pan with cooking spray. Place wings in one layer in roasting pan.  Pour marinade sauce over chicken. Bake 60 minutes, turning chicken once after 25 minutes. They are great with or without dipping sauces such as ranch or bleu cheese sauce.

Go Seahawks! 

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