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Maple-Black Pepper-Bacon Chicken Wings

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6 HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Maple Black Pepper Bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup chili sauce
¾ cup tomato sauce
½ fluid ounce maple syrup
2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 pounds chicken wings pieces
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Heat saucepan over medium heat and cook bacon until nearly crisp. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

  2. Whisk in chili sauce and next 5 ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  3. Rinse chicken wings and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. In Dutch oven or deep fryer, heat oil to 350°F. Fry chicken wings in small batches until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain.

  5. In large bowl, toss wing pieces with bacon mixture.