Apple, Chipotle

Chicken Wings

Ingredients

Notes: Prepare sauce 1 day ahead and place in fridge.

Apple Chipotle Sauce
3 cups apple cider-no sugar added
3 tablespoons tapioca starch-(powdered)
½ cup apple liqueur (Pucker, etc)
1/2 cup soy sauce
¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
¼ cup chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce-small can-use more if desired for heat
¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
1 cup apple sauce-no sugar added
1 sprig fresh tarragon

Broiled Chicken Wings

12 whole chicken wings-washed and patted dry with paper towels

Salt & pepper

Large baking sheet

Oven safe-wire rack to fit baking sheet

Olive oil

Cooked bacon, chopped

Fresh green onions, sliced thinly

Sliced apple rubbed with lemon juice

Directions

Apple Chipotle Sauce

Whisk the apple cider with the tapioca starch in a sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients, except the tarragon, whisk and bring to a slow boil.  Reduce to med-low and cook, stirring often, uncovered for about 35 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Add the tarragon and let steep until desired strength/taste.  

Sauce will thicken more once it’s cooled.  

Broiled Chicken Wings

Using a sharp knife separate the wingette from the drumette and cut off the wing tip. You will have 24 pieces.

Place the wire rack over the baking sheet and arrange the chicken pieces on top. Salt the top of wings and then flip over and salt the other sides. Lightly brush some oil on any flesh areas that aren’t covered with skin but not the skin parts. Pour about ½ cup of water in the bottom of the baking sheet to create moisture during broiling. 

Turn the oven broiler on high and set the rack so the tops of wings are 6 inches from the heating element. Close the oven and broil for 10 minutes. Turn the baking sheet around and broil for 5 more minutes. Remove the wings from oven and turn them over using tongs. Place back under the broiler for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the rack.

Note: Some broilers may vary in heat temperature.  If the wings start to blacken, lower them more in the oven. 

 

Dip the wings in the sauce and arrange on an oven safe serving dish. Place in the center of oven at 400 until sauce sets. Remove and baste with more sauce. Sprinkle with bacon, green onions and season with pepper. Serve with sliced apples to cool the heat of the Chipotle