Chipotle Wings

Chipotle Wings
Staff Writer
Brother Jimmy's

These wings get a kick of spice by combining something that already works so well, Brother Jimmy's classic barbecue sauce, with some heat, puréed chipotle peppers. 

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8
Servings
495
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

  • 2  Cups  white vinegar
  • 1 1/2  Cup  ketchup, preferably Heinz
  • 1 1/2  Cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1  Tablespoon  kosher salt
  • One  7-ounce can chipotles in adobo sauce

For the wings

  • 4  Pounds  chicken wings
  • 1/2  Cup  Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Directions

For the Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Whisk all of the ingredients except for the chipotles together in a nonreactive saucepan, place over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the sauce just coats the back of a wooden spoon. Cool and use immediately or stare for later use in the fridge, where it will keep for 2 to 3 months. Makes about 5 cups. 

Meanwhile, place a mesh strainer over a bowl. Empty the can of chipotles into the strainer. We recommend wearing rubber gloves. Remove the seed from the chiles while reserving the chiles and the liquid that has drained into the bowl. Once the seeds are removed, transfer the liquid and chiles to a blender and blend until you have a smooth purée. Store in the refrigerator in a glass jar, where it will keep for a few months. Makes ½ cup.

Combine ¼ cup of the chipotle purée with 4 cups of the barbecue sauce and whisk until well combined. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for months in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid. Makes 4 ¼ cups.

For the wings

Cut the pointy tips off the chicken wings, and either discard or save for chicken stock. Then cut the wing in half at the joint.

Prepare your smoker or grill for barbecuing, using the indirect heat setup with a drip pan in place and preheat to 220 degrees. Have applewood or cherrywood chunks or wood chips soaking and ready to go.

Just before you’re ready to cook, place the presoaked wood chunks directly on the hot coals and oil the hot grate. Smoke the wings, covered for about 2 hours, until an internal temperature of 165 degrees at a joint bone has been reached.

Place the smoked wings in a bowl and toss with half of the Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

Preheat your grill to moderate heat. Oil the hot grate and place the wings on the grill to caramelize the sauce. When you are ready to turn the wings, place them back in the bowl, toss with the remaining sauce, and return them to the grill.

When the sauce seems like it’s cooked onto the wings, they’re done; this will take 5 to 6 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8 people.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
35g
39%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
74g
57%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
322µg
46%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
195mg
20%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
75µg
19%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
173mg
25%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
1797mg
100%
Water
6g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chipotle Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chipotle Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.