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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Millstream German Pilsner Marinated Chicken Wings w/ a Sweet & Spicy Mustard Glaze

Sixer time! Some for the wings, some for me.
German Pilsner: Millstream Brewing Company-Amana, IA

Who likes flowers? Team Goodvin does! Who loves cooking with German Pilsner? Mindy at the Hy-Vee North Dodge in Iowa City does!
And who loves chicken wings? We all do! And with the help of Millstream Brewing Company, we have a fabulous way to cook them. Just in time for all those fresh ideas you’re needing for football season coming up. Ease up on the Pinterest for a little while and keep your eye on Iowa Recipe Request and see what the kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant has in store. Let’s get started!

Prep time: 5 minutes     Marinate: 5-8 hours     Cook time: 35 minutes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Marinating the chicken wings:

  •  3 lbs Wingettes
  • 1 12 oz bottle of Millstream German Pilsner
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Tones Roasted Garlic Seasoning
  • Dash of salt and black pepper

Place the chicken in a 15×10 pyrex pan. Coat the wings with the onion flakes and garlic seasoning. Add pilsner and gently mix with your hands. Cover and refrigerate for 5-8 hours. You will not, and I mean, will not discard the marinade when it’s time to cook the chicken. That would upset me.

For the sweet and spicy mustard glaze:

  • Rendered marinade from the chicken
  • 12 oz spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

Now you see why we needed that marinade? However, you’ll need the pyrex pan for later. The marinade is the key ingredient to this glaze and will give the chicken that tone of pilsner with every bite. Pour the marinade into a sauce pan on high. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Reduce by half and whisk in the mustard and brown sugar. Simmer until after the next step.

Frying the chicken wings:

  •  2 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup all purpose flour lightly seasoned with salt and pepper

Melt shortening in a large thick bottom pot on high heat. When the oil has reached 375 degrees lower heat to medium. Coat chicken in flour and place into the oil about 8 at a time. Fry to golden brown and place into the pyrex pan. When all the chicken is fried, pour the glaze over the wings and gently fold until all the chicken is coated. Place into the oven uncovered and cook for 20 minutes.

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That’s a big ole plate of meat! Chicken wings marinated in Millstream German Pilsner with a sweet and spicy mustard glaze! We added some smoked polska sausage because why not. That’s why!
They glazed over perfectly and the Millstream brew worked like a charm! We’ll see you next time sports fans! Chicken fans…craft beer fans…mustard fans…

Be sure to read about more of our kitchen adventures in Iowa Recipe Quest!

Thanks for reading! -Team Goodvin

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