Grilled Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings with Tequila and Lime

Chicken Wings

The Best Chicken Wings Ever

These Honey Chipotle chicken Wings are, by far, the best wings I have ever had.  They are sweet and savory, they are crispy and spicy yet incredibly tender and juicy on the inside.  They have best flavor of just about any barbecue sauce and we’ll talk about the secret to that in just a minute.  But I definitely think that the grilling definitely takes this recipe to a whole new level.  But don’t let that scare you if you don’t have a grill.  I think these spicy buffalo style wings would still be absolutely fantastic fried in oil or baked in the oven.

Chicken Wings

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings Sauce

This Chicken Wing Sauce is phenomenal.  I mean it.  I’t fantastic.  My secret for this recipe is definitely in the sauce.  I use Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce to start, then I add a couple of Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce and a fresh clove of Garlic but it doesn’t end there.  Since it’s got that pepper spice I balance it out with Tequila and Lime.  Now, of course, the Tequila is optional but the lime is definitely essential because it adds that Mexican style flavor everyone loves in their Mexican food.  But if you’re not shy, I highly recommend following this recipe to a “T” and add that Tequila.  It takes this Honey Chipotle Chicken Wing Sauce to whole new level.

Be sure to check out my Wasabi Chicken Wings and my Ranch Chicken Wings!

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings Ingredients:

3 to 4 lbs Chicken Wings

Chicken Wing Brine
4 cups Water
1/4 cup Salt
2 cups Ice

Honey Chipotle Sauce
1 cup BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, blended
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/3 cup Honey
2 oz Tequila
1 Lime, freshly squeezed

Grill Chicken Wings over medium heat for 20 minutes, turning every 5.

Roast Duck – Seasoned and Stuffed

Roast Duck

This Roast Duck is Fantastic

Here’s a Roast Duck recipe that I would highly recommend.  It’s very easy to prepare and the taste is out of this world.  I stuff the duck with a wonderful array of aromatic flavors that completely permeates the breast from the inside out when it marinates and bakes and I Salt the outside with Kosher and Smoked Paprika, leaving you with an irresistible taste and an unforgettable experience.

Roast Duck

 

Cantonese Roast Duck

If you are looking for more of an Oriental Style recipe, like a Cantonese or Peking Duck recipe, just follow my Cantonese Chicken recipe.  It’s the exact same recipe that P.F. Chang’s uses on their Cantonese Duck and Chicken recipes.  I also have recipes for Beer Can Chicken, a Tin Can Chicken Brine and a tutorial to teach you How to Carve Whole Poultry.

In the meantime, take a look at this Roast Duck recipe and the video tutorial I’ve prepared for you down below and be sure to comment and share with your friends.

Roast Duck Ingredients:

1 Duck, at room temperature

Filling
1 tbsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Ground Sage
3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
1 Bunch Green Onion

Rub & Basting
1 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Honey

1 tbsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Bake at 350 degrees f. for 1 hour and 30 minutes and your Roast Duck will be perfect.

Tin Can Chicken Brine

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Using a Chicken Brine is very important if you want a seasoned bird, through and through, and this Tin Can Chicken Brine Recipe is practically Fool proof.  The Pic above is exactly what I used in the filming of this video recipe and the pic below is the final product, spruced up with a fancy cut and some Italian Parsley.

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It’s critical to understand that a Brine doesn’t just season the meat, it keeps the Chicken very moist and tender.   That’s why it’s gaining so much popularity around the holidays.  The best turkeys in the world are marinated in Brine for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours before they are baked or fried.  The secret really lies in the Salt.  I’ve estimated that the proper salt content for a brine is a 1 to 3 ratio, plus additional seasoning.  So if you want to try this recipe let me know how it turns out and what you thought in the comments.   And if you’re interested in learning How to Carve a Whole Chicken or if you’d like a Cantonese Chicken recipe, check out these underlined and/or highlighted links.

Chicken Brine Ingredients:

1/3 #10 Can of Water (3 to 4 cups)
1/3 cup Crawfish Boil Seasoning
1 tsp Sage
1 tbsp Rosemary

Bring half of the water to a boil with the added ingredients and remove from the heat.  Immediately add the rest of the cold water add let it rest for 10 min. before adding to the bird.  Marinate for at least 24 hours before roasting.