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.
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.
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.
Strawberry Jalapeno Chicken Wings
- 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
- 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.