12 November 2013

Holiday Appetizer: Chicken Wings With Two Sauces





From Denny:  OK, who doesn't love chicken wings as a snack or favorite party food?  They sure are a big hit at our house any time, especially when the weather turns chilly, so I'm always looking around for a different take on it or novel sauces. 

The peach sauce is a combination of peach jam, lime juice, garlic, cumin and chili flakes - plenty of heat to balance the sweet jam.  The jalapeno chili pepper sauce is comprised of jalapenos, garlic, sugar, water, vinegar and ginger - plenty of garlic and ginger to complement the chili peppers.

This recipe is so simple that all you have to do is sprinkle the chicken wings liberally with salt and pepper and pop under the broiler at about 4" to 5" and broil for about 20 minutes or so while you make the easy sauces. Both sauces are cooled to room temperature before serving.  This recipe is a slam dunk when you are in a rush and need something easy for a weekend or weekday meal, just add a salad and chips!

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Broiled Chicken Wings With Two Sauces

From:  CanolaInfo 

Yield:  4 to 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed and discarded, then cut into 2 pieces/1 kg
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil/45 mL
  • Seasoning salt and seasoning pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup peach jam or preserves/175 mL
  • 1/3 cup lime juice/75 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 2
  • 1/2 tsp cumin/2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes/2 mL
  • 2 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar/75 mL
  • 2 Tbsp. water/30 mL
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar/125 mL
  • 1 Tbsp. grated ginger/15 mL


Directions:

1. Preheat broiler. Prepare chicken wings. Brush wings with canola oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Spread wings on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) from heat, turning once until wings are cooked, about 20 minutes. While wings are broiling, prepare sauces.

2. For Peach Sauce:  Combine peach jam, lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili flakes in a food processor and blend mixture until smooth. Pour into small saucepan and heat and simmer mixture over low heat, about 10 minutes. Pour into sauce dish and cool to room temperature.

3. For the Jalapeno Chili Pepper Sauce:  Combine chopped jalapeno chili peppers, garlic, sugar, water, vinegar and ginger in saucepan. Simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour into sauce dish and cool to room temperature. Serve sauces with hot wings.



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