Now that chicken wings have become an American favorite finger food and appear to be increasing in popularity, it’s only natural that food connoisseurs are looking for new flavors to add variety to the fare.
Here are 5 unique chicken wing flavors that both delight and surprise at the same time.
1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings
Don’t laugh…these tasty wings are coated with a peanut sauce and served with a raspberry jelly dipping sauce.
The peanuts add an Asian flavor to the wings. The raspberry sauce recipe is flavored with hoisin and soy sauce, other Asian flavors, and the peanut sauce is laced with sriracha and coconut milk.
2. Blueberry Honey Barbecued Wings
These may be the stickiest and sloppiest chicken wings you’ve ever eaten, but the taste is well worth the effort. Flavored with a scrumptious coating of honey BBQ sauce and served with a side of Blueberry Barbecue dipping sauce, these wings will bring raves at your next gathering.
To make, season the chicken wings with salt and pepper and grill on medium heat until the skins are browned but not fully cooked. Turn the heat down to medium low and begin brushing the honey barbeque glaze on the wings while continuously turning building layers of sticky sweet sauce.
Serve immediately with the blueberry BBQ sauce.
3. Spicy Blood Red Orange Chicken Wings
Add these zesty wings to your party menu for a guaranteed touchdown. These blood orange chicken wings have everything necessary to make a classic chicken wing: they’re crispy, salty, sweet, spicy, and rather messy.
To make the glaze, heat the orange juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer and then cook for 10 minutes or until the juice has reduced. Stir in orange marmalade, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes then add dissolved cornstarch into the sauce. Cook until thickened and glossy and toss with wings.
4. Strawberry-Jalapeño BBQ Sauce Chicken Wings
A great way to add a bit of heat to any bottled off-the-shelf BBQ sauce is by adding chopped jalapeño peppers. Then balance the heat with the sweetness of fresh strawberries..
After marinating the chicken wings in a jalapeño BBQ sauce with strawberries, bake the wings 30 minutes. Flip back and forth several times while baking to give the chicken a crunchy topping.
5. Saucy Taco Baked Wings
Combining Mexican food flavors with chicken wings should bring a smile to everyone’s face. Use a taco-sauce loaded with chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika and melted cheddar cheese. Bake, than serve with a tasty sour cream dipping sauce. Ole!