Welcome to another Football Friday here on Normal Cooking! Last week my Auburn Tigers played Georgia which is a big rivalry game. Throughout my life, I’ve referred to this as “my game” because it always falls on my birthday week, and we always combine the birthday celebration with watching football. The tradition began when I was just one day old and my whole family was crowded in the hospital room watching the Auburn vs. Georgia game. We won that year (and went on to be SEC champs), but this past weekend Auburn was not victorious.
But, as always, whether we win or lose, we eat good food. And this football season, I’ve been making dishes that are inspired by the opposing team’s home state (Gumbo Dip for LSU, Mississippi Mud Brownies for Mississippi State, etc.). So for last week’s game against Georgia, I was inspired by a drink rather than a food. Atlanta, Georgia is home to the Coca-Cola Company, producer of the world’s most popular soft drink.
These wings are very easy to make and came out super tender and juicy! In all honesty, I do still prefer my wings from the grill with that smokey grill flavor. But these were tasty and didn’t require anyone to stand out in the cold!
- 2 pounds of chicken wings
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup coca-cola (not diet)
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
- Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place in a large, deep skillet.
- Combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken. Simmer, covered, for 55–60 minutes. Turning once during cooking.
Can also be prepared in the Crock-Pot. Place chicken in the Crock-Pot and pour marinade over the top. Cook on low for 6 hours.