No Superbowl party is complete without hot and spicy chicken wings.

I was never a big football or chicken wing fan until I moved out of the U.S. – odd, I know.  For some reason, football and wings became the way I connected with people when I lived in San Jose, Costa Rica. Every Sunday, I went to a local sports bar to connect with other ex-patriots who celebrated their love of the U.S. through football and chicken wings. Wings are not that common in San Jose and are quite expensive, so they felt like a delicacy, which sounds funny to say, but they were definitely a special occasion treat.

Now that I’m back living in the U.S., I decided it was time to make my own version of hot wings – baked, instead of fried, with lots of garlic and jalapeno, along with a homemade blue cheese dressing. These wings do not disappoint – you won’t even notice they aren’t fried – they’re that good.

So now that I’m back in Denver, let’s hope the Broncos do not disappoint and win the Superbowl this time!

Garlic & Jalapeno Hot Wings (Paleo)

  • Recipe Type: Appetizer
  • Author: GougeGoods
  • Prep time: 30 mins
  • Cook time: 45 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Serves: 12

Tangy, hot, and spicy, with just the right amount of garlic and jalapeno, these wings are insanely delicious.


  • 12 whole wings
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced or minced
  • 4 Tablespoons organic, grass-fed butter, melted
  • ½ cup Frank’s original hot sauce (check the ingredients)



  1. Combine salt, pepper, and spices in a small bowl. Rub into wings.
  2. Set wings in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 450’.
  4. Place wings on a slotted roasting pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, flip the wings, and then bake for 15 more minutes.

Wing Sauce

  1. While the wings are cooking, prepare the wing sauce.
  2. Combine the hot sauce, melted butter, garlic, jalapeno, a dash of cayenne, black pepper, and chili powder in a bowl.
  3. Once the wings have cooked, place the wings in a bowl and coat with most of the wing sauce.
  4. Reserve some sauce.
  5. Place the wings back on the roasting pan and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes to set the sauce. Remove from the oven.
  6. Place the wings on a serving dish and coat with the remaining sauce.
  7. Serve with homemade blue cheese dressing

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