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 (you can stop laughing). 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.
The hot wings went fast. Even people that hate spice really liked the wings.
Peach Hot Wings
- 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
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.
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.
When the wings juices run clear remove them from the heat and serve. No need to dip them in the sauce again.
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.