Yesterday I had plans. Big plans.

Well, they weren’t ground-breaking-ly big but they at least involved being productive: folding a mile-high pile of laundry, experimenting with a few new recipes, using the sunshine we finally had to take some pictures, painting my nails. You know, plans.

Do you want to know what I ended up doing ALL day instead?

Holding this little princess.
Cajun Alfredo Chicken Wings

She obviously wasn’t this dolled up as we cuddled up on the couch, but it felt pretty magical. Yes, she had a fever and didn’t feel well but I sure enjoyed having her all to myself. I’d probably nominate myself for “Mom of the Year” but my performance also included finishing off the last 5 episodes of Dawson’s Creek. I did it! All 6 seasons! Whoohoo and good riddance!

Something tells me I sound really pathetic right about now…

So it turns out my day wasn’t a wash after all because a) my little girl loves her mama and b) {spoiler alert, not that anyone cares 9 years later} I finally have closure on the love triangle that is Dawson’s Creek. Can I just say that I am so glad she picked Pacey over Dawson? Fo’ reals.

Cue segue into recipe.

Wait, I don’t have one. BUT, these chicken wings are to die for.  I’m basically smitten by all things covered in cream sauce, but this combination of spicy Cajun seasonings, bacon, tomatoes, and alfredo sauce is killer.

You’ll start by marinading the chicken wings overnight in blackening seasoning with a little olive oil.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken WingsSpread the chicken wings out on a baking sheet and broil, turning over at the half-way mark until cooked through.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken Wings

Meanwhile, you’ll make the alfredo sauce by melting a few tablespoons of butter and olive oil with some minced garlic.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken WingsAnd when I say we’re making alfredo sauce, I mean we’re making the real deal: cream, garlic, butter, cheese, the end. Might as well do it right, eh? Once the butter is melted and garlic has had just a minute to soften, stir in the cream with some black pepper and bring to a simmer.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken WingsThe good thing about cream is that it won’t burn. The bad thing is that it has a tendency to boil over. Let it simmer until it has thickened to your liking, keeping an eye on it so you don’t end up with a mess all over your stove. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheeses.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken WingsNow for the fun part! Pile those chicken wings high on a plate, ladle the sauce over the top and garnish with chopped tomatoes, crispy bacon, and green onions.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken Wings

This, my friends, is football food at its greatest. What are you making for the Super Bowl? Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving? Crazy.

Cajun Alfredo Chicken Wings

Cajun Alfredo Chicken Wings

Ingredients

    Blackening Spice
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 c whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 C parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 C mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for blackening mix and sprinkle entire contents over the wings. Drizzle with olive oil, toss, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to BROIL.
  3. Place chicken wings on a baking sheet in a single layer. Broil 10 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  4. Combine olive oil, butter and garlic in a medium sauce pan. Cook until garlic is fragrant and stir in cream and pepper.
  5. Bring to a simmer cook until thickened to your liking. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses.
  6. Pile wings on a plate and ladle sauce over the top. Garnish with bacon, green onions, and diced tomato and serve immediately.
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