Wednesday, January 28, 2015

East Meets West Chipotle-Lime Sticky Wings

Good morning! Today I am sharing, the most amazing baked wings. Seriously, these are so addicting,  allcovered in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce (with the combination of two secret ingredients) my East Meets-West Chipotle Lime sticky wings, will not only make a great appetizer for your
Game Day party, but a delicious meal anytime.

What I love about these wings, is that you can adjust the heat of spiciness.

Why East Meets- West you ask?

If you like Chipotle like I do, then you more than likely know, that a little chipotle peppers in adoboe sauce goes a long way.

For example, it's tradition in our family for Christmas dinner to have  Enchiladas and Spanish rice. I have a super, easy recipe, for Spanish rice, that I will share, and my husband loves it because it calls for 3 Chipotle peppers, which is too HOT for me. If it's too hot for me, than it will definetly be too hot for my mother who was coming for dinner.

When I was getting my ingredients together for the Spanish rice,  I came across, Chipotle sauce (salsa, I found it in the Latin food section). It's pureed chipotles without seeds. The pepper seeds is where the spiciness comes from. This was just the puree. I found that when I used it in my Spanish rice, it gave that smoky chili flavor and was way less spicy than if I used even 1 pepper.

Ok,  this puree on it's own is perfect for my mother to enjoy my Spanish rice, but I do like spicy, and to me it's just not spicy enough. I didn't want to add a hot sauce like Tabasco or Frank's Red Hot sauce. When it hit me, I love my Chinese Garlic Chili sauce, again a little goes along way, but it was just enough to kick up my wings a notch.

They turned out perfect! Not burn your lips off hot, but hot enough for the spicy food lover in your family! These will definitely be a Game Day winner!

East Meets- West Chipotle Lime Sticky Wings

3 lbs Chicken wings/ or drumettes, with the skin on
Salt and pepper
2 Tbls. + 1 Tbls. butter melted 
1/2 cup honey 
1/2 cup soy sauce 
1/4 cup rice wine vineagar 
The zest from one lime
1 Tbls. minced garlic
 1/3 cup chipotle salsa
1 Tbls. Sambal chili garlic sauce
 ( add more of less depending on how hot you want them)

2 green onions, sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a large rimmed sheet tray with nonstick spray.

2. Place chicken on sheet tray. Brush with 1 Tbls. melted butter. Season with  salt and pepper.

3. Bake for 35 minutes, until golden brown.

4. Meantime, combine the 2 Tbls. melted butter, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, lime zest, garlic, chipotle salsa, and chinese garlic sauce in a sauce pan over low heat. Simmer, until it becomes syrupy and you can coat the back of your spoon with it, for approximately 15 minutes. Some stoves heat up faster, keep an eye on it, to make sure it doesn't burn.

5.  After 35 minutes, I baste the wings with a little sauce, reserving the rest for when they are done cooking.

6. Bake 5 more minutes. Then remove from oven carefully. Coat chicken with remaining suce. Garnish with green onions.

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  1. Those look delicious! We're a spicy group at my house, so I'm sure they'll love them :)

  2. Your Chipotle Lime Sticky Wings look fabulous, I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. These look so delish! They are featured this week at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.