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Orange-Pecan Hot Wings

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.


8-10 servings

We like to use oranges and orange juice in lots of different ways—we even have an orange tree in our backyard. These chicken wings are a fun appetizer that our friends are very fond of. —June Jones, Hudson, Florida


  • 3 pounds whole chicken wings
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce


  1. Cut chicken wings into three pieces; discard wing tips.
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs, orange juice concentrate and water. In another bowl or a resealable plastic bag, combine flour and pecans. Dip wings in egg mixture, then roll or toss in flour mixture.
  3. Pour butter into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Arrange wings in a single layer in pan. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients. Spoon half over the wings; turn. Top with remaining sauce. Bake 30 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 480 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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