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jackie’s spicy chicken wings

spicy chicken wings | movita beaucoup

On September 11th, 2.0 and I celebrated our third anniversary. We celebrated by eating 31 chicken wings. That’s how we do romance. Chicken wings followed by a good flossing of one’s teeth.

jackie's chicken wings | movita beaucoup

I adapted this recipe from a recipe 2.0’s mummy, Jackie, gave us. 2.0’s sister, Kim, told me they were like, the best chicken wings ever. Spicy and tasty, and the best chicken wings ever. When someone gets all up in my face and says something is the best thing ever, I’ve gotta have it.

jackie's chicken wings | movita beaucoup

These wings are so easy to make that even 2.0 could do it. He made the sauce. And there was limited supervision. So, yah, the recipe is pretty straight forward. Make sauce, marinate, bake, look like superhero. The key to success is the marination – for the day or overnight.

jackie's chicken wings | movita beaucoup

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Jackie’s Spicy Chicken Wings

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Yields 2 lbs. chicken wings.

  • 1/2 cup Heinz 57 sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings

Mise en place – begin by getting organized. Measure out all of your ingredients. 

Mix the Heinz 57 sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, and black pepper in a large bowl, container or ziplock bag.

Add the chicken wings and stir/toss to cover the wings thoroughly with the sauce.

Allow to marinate several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven oven to 400°F.

Bake wings on a foil-lined baking sheet or in a baking dish (no need for foil) for about 35-45 minutes. Flip the wings after about 20 minutes.

Wings are done when browned and juices run clear. If checking with a thermometer, internal temperature should be 165°F.


  1. Kelly on September 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Wow these look incredible, what a great recipe!! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  2. maudiemaudie on September 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I have a very important question, seeing as how I’m your self appointed chief taste tester and all – what is Heinz 57 sauce? Cos I thought you meant ketchup and then that was next on the list. I need to know – and can I get it in France?

    • movita on September 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Here’s the info (no way France would stock stuff like this!)
      Do you want me to mail you some? (I’m not kidding!)

      • maudiemaudie on September 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        That looks delish! I’m going to see if I can get my family in the UK to source (sauce geddit!) some for me, otherwise, you never know I might take you up on your offer (or turn up on your doorstep). Maybe I could make some myself – a French version. I guess there’s spices and tomato purée and maybe tabasco or something like that in it. Hmm… off to have a think.

      • maudiemaudie on September 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        PS I just discoverd I can buy it on Amazon UK!!

    • Adopamop on September 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      I see you’ve found it on Amazon (assuming they’ll ship to France, I’ve had more benign things refused!) but otherwise a decent sized “hypermarche” could very well have it in the “produits du monde” section. I’ve found things I’ve never heard of before there!

      • movita on September 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

        Heinz is going to owe me big…

      • maudiemaudie on September 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

        What a kind family you are! I’ll look in Leclercs next week or failing that have a look in Carrefour next time I’m there. I find big hypermarchés overwhelming now. I’m used to sauce – red or brown, veg; cauliflower or carrot, in my local, I can’t cope with choice anymore. And visiting the UK now – I could spend a whole day in a supermarket looking at the choice.

        • movita on September 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

          One day The Beaucoups will run the world. Because we’d be good at it.

          Hope you find the sauce – you NEED to make yourself some chicken wings!

  3. emmalina73 on September 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Being a civilised British type I’ve never understood the allure of chicken wings. But those, well they look rather good. I might just come over all Canadian and give them a try. Eh?

    • movita on September 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Okay, normally you tell me all about British things, and I’m all: wow, British people are so smart and stuff. And now I’m thinking: wow, what kind of person isn’t into chicken wings? Oh, wait, BRITISH PEOPLE.

      I’ll still like you and everything, but… try the wings.

  4. Jen at The Three Little Piglets on September 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Those look awesome! My idea of a hot date is one that I can wear jeans on, and just about anything to do with food – a beer, a farmer’s market, eating cheese… Happy anniversary!

    • movita on September 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

      Thanks, Jen! (Our lives here at the Cat Farm are pretty food centred, so why should we change on special occasions? Tee hee!)

  5. Z Joya on September 30, 2011 at 6:54 am

    now I’m hungry:)

  6. thebountifulplate on October 3, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Oh I love the romance in your marriage! We’d have done the same… 🙂

  7. Kelly Neil on June 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

    We LURVE wings!! Making these on our next date night.

  8. movita beaucoup on May 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in September 2011. Happy cooking!