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Friday, January 13, 2017

Peach Habanero Chicken Wings



    I have had my mind set on making chicken glazed with my Peach Habanero Jelly for quite some time now.  I love the sweet heat combo that the jelly brings.  It is perfect spread over cream cheese and crackers.  In fact it is always one of my favorites!  But, I just knew there had to be other ways to use it!


    I thought about doing peach habanero drumsticks on the grill this fall, but we never got around to it.  With the playoffs in full swing, my mind has turned to football.  It is time for the best games of the year and so much fun, especially while my team is still in it.  (Go Steelers!)




   With football comes wings!  They're a match made in finger lickin' heaven!  I don't fry at home, so I baked the chicken wings at a high temperature to get the skin crispy.  It's my favorite way to do wings at home.  Then I brushed them with a sauce made mainly from the peach habanero jelly.  I baked them a bit more to get it good and sticky.  One more coat of sauce and the wings were ready to be devoured.



    Matt loves wings, but to tell you the truth I wasn't sure how he'd take to these.  He doesn't usually like the sweeter sauces.  There must have been enough spice to counteract it, because he went crazy on them.  He was very complimentary, which is always nice.  I knew he really like them the next day though when I caught him bragging on them to my mom.  I definitely have a winner on my hands here!

Peach Habanero Wings

Ingredients:

3 pounds chicken wings
3 T corn starch
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 cup peach habanero jelly
1 T soy sauce
1-3 tsp sriracha

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Dry the wings as much as possible, pat them with paper towels if necessary. 
  3. Stir together the corn starch, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Toss wings in spiced corn starch.
  4. Arrange on prepared baking sheets, being sure to leave plenty of room between each piece.
  5. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.  Flip the pieces and bake for 15 more minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan over low heat melt the peach habanero jelly, soy sauce and sriracha together and warm until it begins to bubble.
  7. Brush sauce over the top of the wings and return to the oven for 5 minutes.  Flip and brush the other side with the sauce and bake for 5 more minutes.
  8. Brush with remaining sauce and serve. 




22 comments:

  1. Did someone say Peach and Wings in the same sentence. Be still my heart!!!! I LOVE peach anything and I think that sweet -n- heat is just what we need round here!! mmmm great idea for Super Bowl!! And we are rooting for the Steelers too!!!!!! Happy Friday and have the best weekend beautiful!!

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    1. Woo hoo! Go Steelers! They would be perfect for the big game (or tomorrow's playoff game!) keep warm this weekend!

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  2. These do sound tempting. I love wings. But I'm not sure how hot the habanero would be. I like spice, but it must have its limits. I would be tempted for a taste! Happy football.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. They aren't too spicy as there is a pretty high ratio of peach to habanero, but between the habaneros and sriracha there is a bit of kick. Surely you could handle them after all of those chilies!

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  3. Has your facebook page gone down? I can't access you there or our group page? Hopin' all is ok in your world!

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  4. These sound great! I've got some peach jalapeno jam in the pantry that I haven't known what to do with. Your recipe would be great, and just taking the heat down a level to where my husband won't mind also!

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    1. That would be perfect! If there is any leftover, put on on cream cheese and crackers. Yum!

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  5. Hey Carlee, I love wings too and yours look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe to make them!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

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  6. Yum! I'm always looking for different wing recipes, you can never have enough! A spicy peach wing sounds like a winner to me! 😃

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    1. It is so much fun to try different wing recipes. These were a fun way to do sweet and heat without going the BBQ direction. Thanks, Jessica!

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  7. Hi Carlee, we are a family of chicken wing lovers. Fresh off the fire is our cooking style of choice, but these do look good. I just checked out the recipe for the habanero jelly and can you believe it? We don't get hot fresh peppers here although in summer there is an abundance of peaches. Sometimes I do get frustrated at the simple things we can't buy here. However it is better than it used to be, there was a time when it seemed that all that was available was olives, olive oil and tomatoes!

    xx

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    1. Mmmm! Now I want to light up the grill and throw on some wings! I would love to go grocery shopping with you. It would be so much fun to check out your selection!

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  8. I bet these are amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. Super duper yummy looking! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  10. What a great recipe and perfect for the big game day. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. We bake our wings at home too, I usually boil them first to get rid of the extra fat and then put them in the oven on broil or high heat to get the skin crispy. But I think that I have missed out on the drying off stage and I have never used cornstarch. Does this help them to crisp up faster? My way seems to take forever!

    This sauce sounds perfect, I love peach and the heat with it sounds divine! No wonder Matt loved them. It is a winner!

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    1. What an interesting way to do them! I'll have to try boiling them sometime. I think the cornstarch helps them get crispy and gives the sauce a little something to stick too... but that's the way I always do it, so I should really try without sometime and see if it makes a difference ;-)

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