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Strawberry Habanero Chicken Wings

by , Chef, Swig Restaurant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Strawberry Habanero Chicken Wings
Easy Recipe
    • Chicken Wings
    • 1 pound Smart Chicken wings
    • Olive oil
    • Salt and pepper
    • Blue cheese crumbles
    • Toasted almonds
    • Strawberry Habanero BBQ Sauce
    • Makes 3 cups
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • ½ cup diced red onion
    • 1 habanero pepper, seeds removed and diced
    • 2 (11.5-ounce) cans V8 vegetable juice
    • ½ cup white distilled vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • ½ cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup strawberries, hulled

    Chicken Wings

    Preheat grill to high heat.

    Toss the wings with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill the wings for about 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through, until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove the wings from the grill and toss with ¼ cup Strawberry Habanero BBQ sauce. Garnish the wings with blue cheese crumbles and toasted almonds.

    Strawberry Habanero BBQ Sauce

    In a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, red onion, and habanero pepper. Cook until onions are soft and slightly caramelized, about 4 minutes. Add V8 juice, vinegar, honey, and brown sugar, and let reduce over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes. Stir in strawberries and remove from heat, allow mixture to cool. Add the sauce to a blender and puree until smooth.

    Pairing: Lakefront Brewery’s Riverwest Stein (an amber lager).