Gold Chicken Wings (that Don’t Cost $1000)

60 minutes

serves 15

If you have Instagram, you’ve probably seen the crazy $1,000 wings from The Ainsworth that are coated in edible 24K gold. Is it stupid to spend that money on wings? Yes! Is it stupid even if you’re Jonathan Cheban and can afford to? Yes! So, I decided to show you how to make these at home. For a lotttt cheaper. These wings cost under $20 bucks to make and they are sure to impress!

I used to use this gold powder when I was baking Ballsy Bites. It was a fun garnish for my holiday balls, and I had some sitting in my cupboard. So, I thought…why don’t I just sprinkle them on some wings?! Will that work?! And guess what, my friends? It did work. And it was perfect. PLUS, I’m still not a douche spending $1000 for chicken wings.

One more thing: the ultimate life hack is just buying prepared buffalo wings and then sprinkling them with the gold dust. You’re welcome. 

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Adjust Servings
15-20 chicken wings
1/3cup all purpose flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp cayenne
1tsp salt
1/3cup salted butter
1/3cup hot sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
1jar edible gold dust
1tbsp honey



Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

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In a bowl, combine: flour, baking soda, garlic powder, cayenne and salt.

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Cover your raw chicken wings in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Lay the wings evenly on a baking sheet and pop in your oven for about 15 minutes.

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While those are baking, in a separate bowl combine: butter, hot sauce, lemon juice and optional honey.

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Take the wings out of the oven and put them in the bowl with the hot sauce mixture. Coat them thoroughly. Then, pour the wings back onto the baking sheet and put them into the oven for 15 minutes, or until crispy.

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Cover your cooked wings with the edible gold dust and enjoy!

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