So, a few weeks ago, while visiting Dallas, my little sister Nikki and her kids took me to dinner at Pluckers. Pluckers is an Austin based wing/sports bar joint that had some fun flavors. One particular flavor is Dr. Pepper. I don't drink a lot of soda, but I do enjoy the occasional Dr. Pepper. I couldn't imagine Dr. Pepper wings though. I was intrigued. Surprisingly, they were fantastic. A bit of a barbeque type sauce without the vinegary tang. Instead it had a bit of Dr. Pepper aftertaste that made you think you had just had a drink of soda.
I kept telling Quin about these wings and decided to see if I could find a mock recipe. I didn't but did find many Dr. Pepper bbq sauce recipes online and decided to make them myself. Pluckers has a boneless wing plate that is really just a plate of large chicken tenders (they do things big in Texas, ya know).
They came out pretty close to Pluckers and probably a bit healthier. Let me tell ya' though, my Aunt Pam makes the best fried chicken tenders evah!
Tonight I am starting the holiday cooking. Christmas dinner is at our house this year. A small group of family. I am looking forward to it, so that I and my family can spend more time visiting and less time in the kitchen. My cowboy is preparing some birds to fry! With about 6-7" of snow on the ground, he'll be frying in the garage. He's not yet caught the house on fire....hope we continue with that tradition!