We have a restaurant called Pluckers here in the Austin area that have Dr Pepper wings. The girls ALWAYS order the boneless tenders with this sauce on them. I found this recipe and thought I would adapt it to our liking. I did NOT fry these. See my notes. Everyone loved them. Next time we MAY add BBQ sauce to them, but Don really liked them the way they were made. Perfect football game food!
Dr Pepper Sauced Boneless Wings
boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into nugget sized pieces**Beth used Wings
3/4 cup flour
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp. pepper
1/4 Tsp. garlic powder
1 can Dr. pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 Tsp. Tabasco sauce
2 TBSP butter
Oil for frying
Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss the chicken in the flour mixture, coating completely. Put the coated chicken in the fridge for at least 1 hour. This will help the coating adhere to the chicken during frying.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring the can of Dr. Pepper to a boil, reduce heat and simmer briskly until reduced to about 1/8th the amount. Add the brown sugar, ketchup, Tabasco and butter and simmer until a nice thick sauce. Set aside.
***Beth's changes Put wings in the oven at 350 for 1/2 hour. Add sauce and cook for 1 hour more. Easy and tastes great!!
Heat the oil to 350 degrees. Remove the chicken from the fridge and fry in the oil until golden brown and the chicken is cooked through. when all chicken is cooked, toss in the sauce until completely coated.
Serve and enjoy.
A reviewer added ½ bottle BBQ sauce