A couple of weeks ago, for the Super Bowl, we had Hooter’s Daytona chicken wings. I loved them! I was completely shocked, because I usually HATE chicken wings. The wings were crispy and the sauce was great – sweet heat. I tried to find a recipe on-line for the Daytona wing sauce, but I had no luck. We had to figure it out on our own!
We started with a Honey BBQ Sauce and added Texas Pete until it tasted right. It ended up being a 3 to 1 ratio of BBQ to Texas Pete. I don’t usually fry food, so we grilled some chicken breasts and it turned out great. I might change it up a little next time – Mesquite BBQ sauce, honey and Texas Pete. We both wanted a little more mesquite flavor. I guess if you had a nice, fancy grill, you could just use wood chips. All in all, this was a great healthy makeover of my new guilty pleasure.
Daytona Grilled Chicken
- ¾ cup Honey BBQ Sauce (we used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
- ¼ cup Texas Pete hot sauce
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Mix together BBQ and hot sauce. Set aside.
Pound chicken breast to an even thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Grill chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side. Baste with BBQ sauce until chicken is done.