Chipotle honey wings

These spicy and sweet wings are the answer to your chicken wing cravings. Unlike traditional buffalo sauce, these wings are combination of smokey and sweet thanks to chipotle and honey. Oh, and there's no frying necessary for these wings.

Chipotle honey wings

Not to brag, but I grew up a 10 minute walk away from some of the best buffalo wings you'll ever find. Candlelight Inn wings. Look. It. Up. 

But here's the thing, it's hard for any wings to compete against those, and I'll certainly never even try to compete on their level. Not that I'm intimated, no, it's because I don't even want to destroy the sacred respect I have for the Candlelight Inn wing. It's perfect. Can't knock it. But what I can do is make some wings to hold you over.

That's where these chipotle honey wings come in. They're smokey. They're sweet. These are the wings that will expand your chicken wing vocabulary. Plus you can make them at home, no frying necessary. Good-bye Frank's Red Hot. Chipotle in Adobo is your new best friend.

Chipotle honey wings

Chipotle honey wings

  • 1 7oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3lbs. drumette wings

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have a convection oven, use that setting!

In a bowl whisk together 1 chipotle pepper and 2 tablespoons of the sauce from the can of chipotle peppers in adobo, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. 

Toss the drumettes in the sauce, then lay them in one layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the glaze. Heat in a small pot until melted, the tablespoon butter, the last tablespoon of honey, 2 more chipotle peppers and the rest of the sauce from the can.

After 20 minutes of baking, brush half of the sauce onto the wings. Bake for 5 minutes. Then brush the rest of the sauce onto the wings and cook for another 5 minutes.