Strawberry Jalapeno Chicken Wings

I am always on the lookout to try some new flavors for chicken wings and today’s was a new favorite. Strawberry on wings may seem too odd to even try, but trust me that they turned out incredible.

These wings have a wonderful sweet heat. The strawberry jam created a fruity glaze on the wings and the lime juice provided a bit of zing. There was a mild heat level from the jalapeno peppers and a bright freshness from the mint leaves.

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One thing I have discovered in experimenting with chicken wings is that jam works great. Jam creates a glaze on the wings and carries the other spices or ingredients.

These are a great party food choice and a welcome addition to any game day menu.

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Making these wings could not be much easier. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a food processor. Toss the wings in the marinade and leave in the fridge for at least an hour. Bake in a 375F oven for an hour, turning and basting with the marinade after 30 minutes.

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5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Jalapeno Chicken Wings

Easy chicken wing recipe using jalapenos, strawberry jam, mint and lime juice. Bake in the oven or grill on your BBQ.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 12-16 whole chicken wings
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • 4 jalapeno peppers , with seeds
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Cut the wings into three pieces: drummette, middle portion and tip. (save the tips for making chicken stock in the future. I keep them in a freezer bag in the freezer for future use).
  • Place remaining ingredients in a food processor to make the wing marinade. Pulse until smooth.
  • Mix the marinade with the cut up chicken wings until evenly coated. Place in the fridge and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Place a wire rack on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spray the wire rack with cooking spray.
  • Place the wings on the wire rack and place in a 375F oven. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and turn the wings over.
  • Return the wings to the oven and cook for another 30 minutes, or until the skin looks crispy.
  • Enjoy!

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

7 comments

  1. I love wings and I love to use jams and jellies as glazes. Never thought to try strawberry.. but why not. 🙂 Looks delicious. 🙂

    PS… having trouble with your star ratings.

  2. I love wings and I love to use jams and jellies as glazes. Never thought to try strawberry.. but why not. 🙂 Looks delicious. 🙂

  3. Now it works. 🙂

  4. I loved this recipe and I gave it 5 stars. The star thingo is a mug.

  5. These were really great – I finished mine on the bbq to make the most of the little bit of sun we had! 5 stars, Thanks!

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