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Honey Jalapeño Chicken Wings & Drumsticks
5.0

Spicy jalapeño combined and a sweet honey sauce make these wings and drumsticks a “betcha can’t eat just one” flavor fest.

Ingredients
For the rub
1
tablespoon smoked paprika
1
teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1
teaspoon ground thyme
1
teaspoon kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the wings
3
pounds chicken wings and drumsticks
3
tablespoons olive oil
 
carrots, to serve on the side
 
celery, to serve on the side
For the sauce
4-6
jalapeño peppers, diced and seeded
1
medium sweet onion, diced
3
tablespoons yellow bell pepper, diced
3-4
cloves garlic, minced
2
cups tomato sauce
1
cup honey
1/3
cup apple cider vinegar
1/2
lime, juiced
3
tablespoons brown sugar
2
tablespoons yellow mustard
2
tablespoons Worcestershire
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons butter, room temperature
1
tablespoon liquid smoke
 
kosher salt to taste
 
ground black pepper to taste
For the blue cheese dip
6
ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup buttermilk
3/4
cup blue cheese, crumbled
2
cloves garlic, minced
3
scallions, trimmed and chopped
2
tablespoons Worcestershire
 
kosher salt to taste
 
ground black pepper to taste
Directions
1 Hour and 30 Minutes for Prep, 20 Minutes for Cook
1
Combine the rub ingredients in a large bowl. Rub spices into wings, liberally coating all portions of the chicken. Place the chicken in an air-tight sealed container and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to overnight.
2
Preheat the grill to medium, 300-350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the chicken 20 minutes prior to grilling. Place wood chips over grill grates as grill heats. A Disposable Wood Chip Box or Cast-Iron Smoker Box will work just fine built your own foil pouch.
3
Place chicken on the grill. Close the lid and grill 20-25 minutes, turning chicken once after 10 minutes and basting intermittently with olive oil.
4
While cooking the chicken, combine all ingredients of the Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce and set aside.
5
When the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit (about 20 minutes), turn the grill to high. Liberally brushing on the sauce. Grill for an additional 10 minutes, brushing chicken every 2-3 minutes as sauce begins to caramelize.
6
Remove chicken from the grill and brush again with sauce. Place under tin foil tent for 3-5 minutes.
7
While letting chicken rest, combine all ingredients for the blue cheese dip in a bowl and set aside.
8
Serve the wings with carrots, celery, and creamy blue cheese dip.
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