Elderly Care Recipes: Homemade Buffalo Wings

Elderly Care in Lawrenceville NJ

Elderly Care in Lawrenceville NJThere is nothing like the summer months to bring up thoughts of bold, delicious foods that you can enjoy with friends and family. In the context of your elderly care journey, making these favorite dishes with your aging parent can help to boost their mental and emotional health, stimulate their memories, and strengthen your relationship. Seniors who are in the kitchen have the chance to utilize their critical thinking skills, cognitive processing skills, and problem solving skills, as well as expressing themselves and enjoying the sensory stimulation of cooking. They can then have the fun of sharing what they created with their loved ones.

This recipe is for a delicious version of buffalo wings that are perfect for a summer picnic or get together. You can adjust the intensity of the heat as desired by reducing the cayenne pepper. Feel good knowing that even though the sauce seems indulgent, this dish is packed with protein and the hot pepper ingredients are known to improve circulation and offer anti-inflammatory benefits as well.

What You Will Need

  • 1/2 of a cup of unsalted butter, cold
  • 2/3 of a cup of hot pepper sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1/8 of a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • A 6 quart saucepan
  • A whisk
  • A steamer basket
  • 12 whole chicken wings
  • Paper towels
  • Parchment paper
  • A cooling rack
  • A sheet pan
  • A large bowl

What to Do

  • Combine the hot sauce, butter, cayenne pepper and vinegar in the saucepot
  • Place over medium heat
  • As it begins to warm, stir in the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and salt
  • Bring to a simmer while still stirring with the whisk
  • When the sauce begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove it from the heat
  • Stir with the whisk occasionally as it cools
  • Wash and dry the saucepan
  • When dry, fill the saucepan with 1 inch of water on the bottom and place the steamer basket on top
  • Place the saucepan over high heat and cover, bring to a boil
  • Use the knife to remove the tips of the wings (saving them to make a stock at a later time if you wish)
  • Separate the wings at the joint
  • Place the wings in the steamer basket
  • Cover and reduce the heat to medium
  • Allow the chicken to steam for 10 minutes
  • Set the half sheet pan on a cooling rack, lined with paper towels
  • Remove the wings from the basket and pat dry carefully
  • Lay the wings out in the sheet pan and cover with paper towels
  • Place the wings in the refrigerator
  • Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  • Move the sauce to the large bowl
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and replace the paper towels with parchment paper on top
  • Place the chicken in the oven to roast
  • Roast on the middle rack for 20 minutes before turning them over
  • Roast for an additional 20 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and the meat is cooked all the way through
  • Remove the wings from the oven and transfer them to the bowl with the sauce
  • Toss the wings in the sauce until well covered
  • Serve while still hot

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Lawrenceville, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Alpine Home Care. In PA call 888-743-0068 . In NJ call (855) 410-1404.

Tom Smith, President & CEO

Tom Smith, President & CEO

President and CEO at Alpine Home Care
Tom Smith is Alpine Home Care’s President and Chief Executive Officer with over 25 years of well-rounded strategic, operations and management experience at public and private healthcare companies in the following
areas – hospice and home health care, medical devices, medical equipment, infusion therapy and behavioral
health, in addition to positions at major health systems and large acute-care Integrated Delivery Networks
Tom Smith, President & CEO