Chicken Wings with Thai-Inspired Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Wings
Phil Lempert Supermarket Guru


  • 24  whole chicken wings
  • 1/2 Cup  orange blossom or other mild honey
  • 3 Tablespoons  tamari sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons  dark soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons  fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  strongly brewed coffee
  •   Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Teaspoon  grated fresh ginger
  •   Grated rind of 2 limes, with pith removed
  • 2 Tablespoons  red chile sauce (or 2 fresh chiles, finely chopped)
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon  ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 Cup  fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

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by Phil Lempert Supermarket Guru

The hint of lime in these wings elevates this from the ordinary to the POW! And, the honey and coffee softens the bite of the chile. It makes a great appetizer and a delicious entrée to take on picnics and, of course, to the baseball game, be it Little or Major League. Because they're baked, they can be made in any season and served with rice and a salad, or crudités and a Thai noodle dish. Thai Iced Coffee is a terrific accompaniment.

Spices, sauces, and chiles are available in the Asian or Mexican sections of most major grocery stores.


Combine all ingredients except for the chicken wings into a marinade. Marinate the chicken.

When ready to bake, place the oven rack so that it is as close as possible to the top heating element of your oven.

Using a set of tongs, place wings on a perforated broiling pan over a solid broiling pan to catch any drippings. Place this on the oven rack. Baste the wings once or twice on each side with remaining marinade and watch carefully while they bake.

Turn them over, using the tongs, every 5 minutes until done, about 15 minutes.

Serve wings hot with a little fresh coriander sprinkled over the top or with your favorite bottled Thai chile sauce. If taking them to a game, store the wings in a heat-insulated box and put the fresh coriander in a separate plastic box so that it will not wilt from the heat of the wings.


Calories per serving:

608 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 156g 240%
  • Carbs 42g 14%
  • Saturated 48g 239%
  • Fiber 10g 41%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Monounsaturated 74g
  • Polyunsaturated 34g
  • Protein 219g 438%
  • Cholesterol 1,305mg 435%
  • Sodium 9,589mg 400%
  • Calcium 317mg 32%
  • Magnesium 352mg 88%
  • Potassium 3,120mg 89%
  • Iron 10mg 54%
  • Zinc 15mg 102%
  • Phosphorus 1,622mg 232%
  • Vitamin A 205µg 23%
  • Vitamin C 137mg 228%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 57%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 89%
  • Niacin (B3) 72mg 359%
  • Vitamin B6 7mg 342%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 181µg 45%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 53%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 44%
  • Vitamin K 121µg 151%
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