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Saucy chipotle maple baked chicken wings

By Faeza
20 April 2017

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Ingredients:

For the Sauce:

¼ cup ketchup

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 teaspoons minced chipotle chilies (from a can of chipotles in adobo)

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon dry mustard

½ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

For the Spice Rub:

1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika

1 ½ teaspoons packed dark brown sugar

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 lb chicken wings (About 10 mixed pieces)

2 teaspoons olive oil

Instructions:

Place a wire rack inside of a baking sheet or roasting pan and place pan on the middle rack of your oven. Preheat to 350° with the pan inside.

Mix together all dried spices in the Spice Rub in a small bowl. Set aside.

Rinse and pat dry chicken wings with a paper towel, and place in a medium bowl.

Drizzle chicken with 2 teaspoons olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture (or more) to your preferred coating and toss to coat. I just used my hands. Easy.

Let rest 15 minutes. [If you are pressed for time, then you can skip this step.]

Place chicken skin side up on the pan or rack and space them out at least 1.5 inches so that they don’t steam. Bake 20 minutes. Flip and then bake an additional 20 minutes.

While the chicken is baking, make the sauce. In a small saucepan whisk together all sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes to marry the flavors. Set aside. You can also make this several days ahead of time or freeze it for several months. Simply thaw on the counter and then reheat in a saucepan!

Flip one last time and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the outside is browned but not burned. Toss in several tablespoons of sauce. You can adjust the amount to your taste.

Let rest a few minutes, if for no other reason than you don’t want to burn your mouth. Serve with extra sauce for dipping on the side.

By AMERICAN HERITAGE COOKING