Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hooters Daytona Beach Style Wings (Copycat Recipe)



  • 3 lbs - Chicken Wings (cut in half with the tips left on)
  • 1/2 Cup - AP Flour
  • 1 TBS - Paprika
  • 1 tsp - Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 3/4 Cup - Sweet Baby Rays Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup - Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup - Honey
  • 2 TBS - Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBS - Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBS - Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp - Crushed Red Pepper 
  •  Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Dust the wings in the flour and place on a plate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Pre-heat grill to 375º and set up for indirect cooking.
  • Cook wings for 30 minutes turning after the first 15 minutes.
  • Once wings are golden brown and crispy remove from the grill and increase heat to 425º.
  • Toss the wings in the sauce.
  • Add the sauced wings back to the grill for a couple minutes just until the sauce begins to caramelize.

*Several identical recipes, unsure of who to give credit to for original recipe but it's GOOD!


  1. we will try this tomorrow and see how it goes!! thank you !!

  2. This is a great recipe. We use it with both bone in and boneless wings!

  3. We're going to try it on hot bologna.

  4. This sauce is hitting like Barry Bonds. So good.

  5. Cook in Fort Myers Hooters was the creator of these little hitters....!!!

  6. I'm obsessed with this sauce lol