Peach Hot Wings

Last week I made Chipotle Peach Chicken. It was awesome and as soon as I tasted the barbecue sauce I realized that it would be an amazing hot wing sauce. So I fine tuned it and made some wings. I must admit that it was awesome. The wings have a little heat on the front end, a sweet note and then the spice hits you on the back end (yeah I said back end). Totally awesome. Since the main part of the heat is on the back end, you can eat a couple and let the spice build. Basically the perfect hot wing.

Peach Hot Wings

The hot wings went fast. Even people that hate spice really liked the wings.

Peach Hot Wings

The main sweetness in this sauce comes from the peach preserves.  Since the preserves have a natural thickening agent and are loaded with sweetness, this the easiest wing sauce in the world to make.

Preserves are the secret ingredient

Add all of the ingredients into a saucepan and heat until the preserves melt and set aside.

Prepare your grill for indirect cooking.  Basically heat half of the grill to medium/high.

Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper and place them over the cold part of the grill.  Cook for 15 minutes and then flip the wings and cook for another 15 minutes.

Brush the wings with the sauce and move them over the direct heat to finish.  Brush and flip the wings 2 to 3 times.  Letting the wings sear on each flip.

Coat the wings in sauce

Cook the wings to about 185-190 degrees for a perfectly crunchy skin and a moist wing.  The best way to check the temperature is to use an instant read thermometer.  We recommend using the Thermoworks Thermapen MK4.  The MK4 can seem a little expensive, but trust me it is worth it.  Once you have a good and accurate thermometer you will use it for everything.

Perfect Temp

If the MK4 is a little too pricey for you, they also offer a great affordable instant read thermometer with the Thermapop that has a 3-4 second reading time!

Peach Hot wings

Once the wings hit the perfect temperature you can remove them from the grill and serve, no need to re-dip in sauce.

These are some sweet and spicy wings.  The other added benefit of using the preserves is that it is a bit chunky and adds nice texture to the wings and sauce.  Next time you need an appetizer try these wings.

Peach Hot Wings
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Recipe type: Hot Wings
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Sweet and spicy hot wings! A winner at any game party!
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs hot wings
  • 1 cup peach preserves
  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo, diced
  • 3 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (add as much as you like, this adds to the upfront heat)
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
Instructions
  1. The main sweetness in this sauce comes from the peach preserves. Since the preserves have a natural thickening agent and are loaded with sweetness, this the easiest wing sauce in the world to make.
  2. Add all of the ingredients into a saucepan and heat until the preserves melt and set aside.
  3. Prepare your grill for indirect cooking. Basically heat half of the grill to medium/high.
  4. Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper (cayenne optional if you want heat) and place them over the cold part of the grill. Cook for 15 minutes and then flip the wings and cook for another 15 minutes.
  5. Brush the wings with the sauce and move them over the direct heat to finish. Brush and flip the wings 2 to 3 times. Letting the wings sear on each flip.
  6. Cook the wings to about 185-190 degrees for a perfectly crunchy skin and a moist wing.
  7. Once the wings hit the perfect temperature you can remove them from the grill and serve, no need to re-dip in sauce.
 

About Author

Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

6 Comments

  1. I bought some jalapeno peach jam (made in Manistee) last weekend. I bet it would be great in this recipe. I'll direct you to it next time you're home! 🙂

    • Rex

      Aunt Heidi, I will be home around the 4th. I will have to get my hands on some of that jalapeno peach jam.

  2. Rex,

    I live across the street from your buddy Sean in Omaha. We just made 3 Lbs. of these wings, I have to say they are probably the best wings I have ever had. My 10 year old son can't get enough. Thanks for the recipe.

    Ryan Gray
    Omaha, NE

    • savoryreviews

      Ryan,

      Glad to hear that Sean is spreading the word of the website. These are some of my favorite hot wings. Grilled hot wings are the best. Back in the day Sean and I would go all around DC for hot wings. Glad to hear that he is doing it in Omaha. Make sure to tell Sean Hi for me. Thanks for reading and for the great review.

      Rex

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