Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Easy Oven Baked Chipotle Wings

I made these oven baked chicken wings to take to a party last weekend--they were so easy--I combined ingredients I had in my spice cupboard to make a rub, liberally sprinkled it onto a pan of chicken wings and baked them--that's it!

 They came out nice and tender, a little spicy, and just about gone at halftime.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
4 cubes chipotle seasoning, crushed
1 tablespoon each--black pepper, salt, onion powder, chili powder, paprika
1 teaspoon each--cumin,  garlic powder and cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon and cloves

 This is the chipotle seasoning I used--the mini cubes are easy to crush.

 Cut the chicken wings into three pieces. Use the tips for stock so they're not wasted.

 Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, lay the wings out, then liberally sprinkle the rub over the wings.

Turn them over and sprinkle the rub on the other side.

Cover lightly with foil and bake at 325ºF for 1 hour, uncover, then bake for 15 more minutes.

If you want the wings to get crispy, move the oven rack up and broil until the wings are browned.

 When one side is browned, turn them over and brown the other side. When they're under the broiler, watch them carefully so they don't get too brown--which could happen if you're talking on the phone with your son and not paying close attention to the wings.

The second side came out nicer than the first.

I was watching them closely.


The brown sugar gives them a nice glaze. Be sure to make the spice rub how you like it--mine is a little on the spicy side--but not too spicy that the people that aren't crazy about heat couldn't eat them.
What will make them really good is to make the rub according to your taste--maybe add some rosemary and thyme or sprinkle them with a little Tapatio or Tabasco sauce--whatever strikes your fancy.


Itadakimasu!



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 These are our hosts, Mark and Pam
They are generous with their home and hospitality--always inviting us all over.

Here are some of the party goers--that's Brock, upper left, with his girlfriend. Brock made his Grandma's Best Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls here on FOODjimoto.com. To the right of Brock, there's Rick, Jessica and her friend Kelsey. Remember Jessica's Thai Chicken Salad? Bottom left is Coco--who makes a killer salsa--and Erika next to her. Bottom right are Natalie and Erika working hard toasting all the tortillas.

Upper left, clockwise, is Rick and Rick, Meghan and Natalie,  Hondo and Crystal, and Sue (have you tried her German Chocolate Cake?), Gail (Gail's Stew is her recipe) Bryan and Ramiro.

I wish I would have gotten a photo of everyone and all the food, but here are some highlights:

Pam made oven roasted chicken and shrimp fajitas.

 Top left, clockwise: oven roasted chicken & shrimp fajitas, Asian cabbage salad, corn pudding, pasta salad.

Left: Pam also made 'Cowboy Caviar' a corn salsa-type dip with black beans, to the right are chicken wings.

BIG THANKS to Mark and Pam for having all of us over, again!


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 Easy Oven Baked Chipotle Wings
Ingredients for rub:

1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
4 cubes chipotle seasoning, crushed
1 tablespoon each--black pepper, salt, onion powder, chili powder, paprika
1 teaspoon each--cumin,  garlic powder and cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon and cloves

Mix all ingredients for spice rub in a bowl.

Cut apart chicken wings and place onto rimmed baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle spices over both sides of wings. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 325ºF for 1 hour, uncover and bake 30 minutes more. If desired, broil during the last few minutes--a couple of minutes on each side--to brown and crisp the wings.

4 comments:

  1. I just bought a chicken wing cookbook. I'm going to have to try this one, looks delicious! ...and easy!

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  2. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing this. I can see using this on beef, fish and even turkey slices.

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  3. Just made these for football game last night and they came out AWESOME! I threw them in a Ziploc bag to shake/coat them with the spice rub and then put them on trays and stuck them in the fridge for an hour (until I was ready to cook them) and that seemed to "marinate" them even more, which was great. I got a lot of compliments about how the flavor came through the meat too. thanks for the idea!

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