These game day bourbon chicken wings appetizers are finger-licking good!
To make the bourbon wing sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add the bourbon whiskey, brown sugar, tomato paste, onion and garlic powder, salt and, pepper. Whisk to combine. Bring to a low simmer.
Next, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken wings in a large bowl and pour 1/2 of the bourbon sauce over the wings. Leave the remaining wing sauce in the saucepan. Toss the wings to coat them well. Arrange the wings (with space between each wing) on a foil-lined baking pan that has a generous amount of cooking spray.
Cooking the chicken wings: Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, then turn the wings over and bake an additional 12-15 minutes, or until a nice rich brown color.
While the wings are cooking, continue simmering the remaining sauce until thickened. When wings are done, transfer to a platter and brush wings with the remaining sauce. Serve with ranch and bleu cheese dressing.