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.

4
Servings
235
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
120mg
12%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
66µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
219mg
31%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
772mg
51%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
31g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Chicken Wing Shopping Tip

If you’re buying chicken at the store, make sure that it’s the last thing you pick up before hitting the checkout – and to head straight home with it to the icebox.

Chicken Wing Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.