Chicken Wings with Thai-Inspired Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Wings with Thai-Inspired Coffee Barbecue Sauce
Staff Writer
Chicken Wings

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:

603 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 39g 60%
  • Carbs 9g 3%
  • Saturated 12g 60%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 18g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 55g 109%
  • Cholesterol 326mg 109%
  • Sodium 2,397mg 100%
  • Calcium 74mg 7%
  • Magnesium 87mg 22%
  • Potassium 763mg 22%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 4mg 25%
  • Phosphorus 402mg 57%
  • Vitamin A 51µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 29mg 49%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 14%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 85%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 44µg 11%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 30µg 38%
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