Orange Chipotle Wings
Recipe type: Chicken Wings
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
A sweet citrus flavor balances well with the subtle overtones of adobo sauce. The chipotle peppers contribute with a smoky heat.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, cut into "flats" and "drumetts"
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canned Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • orange zest, for garnish
  • ground cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
Then Do This
  1. Place an oven rack in the middle and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)
  2. Add flour to a resealable freezer bag. Add several chicken wings and seal. Shake until wings are well coated. Continue with remaining wings.
  3. Arrange the chicken wings on a well oiled or parchment lined baking sheet. The wings should all be aligned in tidy rows without touching one another. Once the oven is up to temperature, place the pan of wings in the center of the rack and set a timer for 15 minutes.
  4. In a sauce pan, heat the marmalade until liquid. Add remaining ingredients and stir well with a whisk. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often
  5. After 15 minutes, pull the pan and flip the chicken wings being sure to keep them lined up as before. Put back in the oven and set the timer for another 20 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes, remove the chicken wings and put in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the wings and stir so they are completely coated. Place back on the pan and put back in the oven. Turn down the heat to 350°F (177°C). Set your timer for 10 minutes.
  7. When the timer goes off, you're almost finished. Take a look at your chicken wings and be sure your sauce is not burning. Depending upon the sauce, you may want to brush on more, flip them and brush the other side. Either way, set the timer for another 5 minutes. After that 5 minutes, give a chicken wing the taste test. If not done, keep cooking at 5 minute intervals.
  8. Once the chicken wings are done, place on a plate and pour the remaining sauce on them.
  9. Sprinkle with some fresh orange zest and garnish with orange slices.
Tip: To assure wings are completely cooked, use an instant read thermometer. Wings are done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C)
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at