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Cindy's Tasty Wings Recipe

Cindy's Tasty Wings

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"These wings are so tasty you just can't stop eating them. They're great during football season."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cut the chicken wings into individual pieces and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet (you may need two cookie sheets).
  3. Spread apricot preserves over wings. Sprinkle dry onion soup mix over wings, then pour Catalina dressing all over. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2004

This is the most disgusting recipe ever...on paper. I thought it was some kind of a joke. It got good reviews so I made it for my wife as she was having some friends over (who better to experiment on?) It was a huge hit! I was asked for the recipe by a couple of people (though I'll have to change the name so I stop getting asked "who's Cindy?") Don't worry about getting the wings perfectly covered with the preserves - it all slides off anyway. I cooked at 350 for the hour and got nice browning - I could see where 400 would burn. When done, just pour the whole mess into a crockpot to keep warm and serve. Be sure to have pen and paper handy so people can write the recipe down...they *will* ask. I've been told I have to make this recipe for family at Christmas too (have I raved enough about it?)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

Another "good" recipe. I've had better wings found from this site but I wouldn't classify this as bad either. I'm pretty particular about my wings I guess. Although the recipe doesn't state to thaw the wings...are you suppossed to cook them in the oven frozen? I don't know but I choose to thaw them and then I quick-fried them in a pan (maybe 5 minutes) so that they wouldn't be mushy (texture issue for me). I took another's advice by mixing the dressing/onion mix & preserves together before pouring overall for an even distribution of taste. A little sweet but good.

Nov 09, 2004

I've made these wings several times now. I love the flavor but I do think that the instructions are faulty and that's why I can only give it four stars. After several tries and ending up with runny, watered down sauce, I decided to experiment a bit. What I've ended up doing is to put the frozen wings in a roasting pan and cook them for about an hour (or longer) to thaw them, draw off the extra water and to render most of the fat. I drain that off and mix the jam, soup mix and Catalina dressing together then toss the wings in the mixture. I spread them out on a greased jelly roll pan and then broil them until one side is done. Then I flip them all over and broil until the second side is cooked and the sauce is thick and sticky. It takes MUCH longer than the original instructions but it's the only way I've found to not have the sauce so watery that it was pointless to have it there at all. If someone else has a better way, please share it because I love the flavor from this recipe but they are a bit more work than I have to invest at times. It's still worth making this recipe though!

Feb 02, 2004

Very yummy! I admit I didn’t follow the directions exactly. I placed all the wings in a large disposable roasting pan. In a separate container, I mixed together the preserves, soup mix and salad dressing for an even distribution of flavor. Then I poured the mix over the wings. I baked for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, then increased to 400 degrees for the last 15 minutes of cooking. Wings were served with sauce dipped over them. I will definitely make these again. Thanks Cindy!

Dec 14, 2004

Hello Everyone! Thanks for the great reviews and variation tips for my recipe (I've started using more apricot preserves than what the recipe calls for and drizzling a little less catalina dressing--using about half of the bottle). When I originally submitted this recipe I suggested using frozen wings. However, I've found that using fresh wings, cutting them into individual pieces, and turning them over half way through cooking keeps the glaze from getting too watery. Just thought I'd pass on this little tidbit of information. Also, with regards to the temp....I recommend 375 to 400.

Nov 19, 2004

these were great! made them for an anniversary party they went quick! I didn't layer the ingredients, I put all ingredients in a bowl, let it marinate overnight, let wings come to room temp on the counter then baked 250 for 3 hours. WONDERFUL!

Jan 30, 2004

I never thought to use the ingredients for chicken wings, I use the ingredients for cut-up chicken parts. Instead of the Catalina salad dressing, if you can find Wishbone RED Russian Dressing, it will give a less sweet taste than the Catalina Salad Dressing. This is a quick and very tasty chicken dish. I get rave reviews and requests for the recipe whenever I bring this to a party.

Jul 18, 2003

Very tasty, as the name suggests. My partner loved it, and I loved it as well! The temperature is too high, however. I baked them at 350 F for one hour, turning them over once at the 30 minute mark. They turned out perfectly! Thank you for sharing it!


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  • Calories
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 742 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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