Beer & Buttermilk Wings with Sriracha Glaze

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Succulent chicken wings or drumsticks marinaded for hours in a delicious tangy sauce and glazed with a homemade spicy Sriracha glaze.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Brett Hunt.

55 Ratings
Directions for: Beer & Buttermilk Wings with Sriracha Glaze



2 cup buttermilk

12 oz Affligem Blonde Abbey Ale*

2 tsp kosher or sea salt

1 tsp smoked paprika

¼ tsp cayenne

½ tsp cumin

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 white onion, sliced

2 lb(s) chicken drumsticks or wings

cilantro, minced (optional)


¼ cup Sriracha (if you like less spice, minimize to a tablespoon)

⅓ cup brown sugar

1 tsp salt

2 clove garlic, minced

¼ cup tomato paste

½ cup Affligem Blonde Abbey Ale*

2 Tbsp fish sauce

⅓ cup mirin



1. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, 12 ounces of beer, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne, cumin and brown sugar. Add the onions and chicken to the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours and up to 12 hours or overnight.

2. *Affligem Blonde Abbey Ale is available at liquor stores across Canada.


1. Just prior to grilling, make the glaze. In a saucepan over medium high heat, whisk together all the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 8 minutes.

2. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard the marinade.

3. Place the chicken on a preheated grill, brush with the glaze, cook for about 2 minutes, flip and brush with glaze. Continue to flip and brush with glaze every 2-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. (Depending on the size of the chicken you are using).

4. Transfer wings to a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro (optional). Serve with blue cheese dipping sauce or any other sauce you may prefer with your wings, but these wings are also excellent on their own!

5. *Affligem Blonde Abbey Ale is available at liquor stores across Canada.

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