Grilled Chicken Wings with Red Currant + Jalapeno BBQ




Grilled Chicken Wings with Red Currant + Jalapeno BBQ

Servings: 4 / Prep time: 30 minutes + 1 hour for brining / Cook time: 20-25 minutes


2 lbs chicken wings

For the brine:

4 cups water

4 TB kosher salt

1 TB mixed peppercorns, cracked

2 lime wedges

For the sauce:

1 cup fresh red currants or 1/3 cup currant jam

1/3 cup red onion / diced

1 clove garlic / minced

1/2 to 1 TB jalapeno / diced

1 1/2 TB balsamic vinegar

4 TB grainy mustard

2 TB tomato paste

3 TB brown sugar

1 tsp chipotle

For garnish:

2 green onions / thinly sliced


1. Combine all brining ingredients in a large bowl.  Add chicken wings and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. If using fresh currants, cook berries in a small sauce pan on medium heat.  Once berries have bursted, let simmer for 5 minutes.  Strain berries through a fine mesh strainer and reserve juice for bbq sauce.

3. To make bbq sauce, saute onions, garlic, and jalapenos in a small sauce pan for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 12-15 minutes.

4. Grill chicken wings on medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.

5.  Transfer wings to a large bowl and toss in the bbq sauce.  Garnish with green onions!





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