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Sweet Sticky Spicy Chicken

This outrageously delicious SWEET SPICY STICKY CHICKEN is everything you want sticky wings to be. It’s full of flavors, a little spicy, sweet, and super easy to make either on a grill or in the oven. Just a great balance of sweet, salty, and spice. You won't mind licking your fingers!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword spicy chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 - 16 pieces
Calories 195kcal
Author Imma

Equipment

  • Small skillet or pan
  • Small mixing bowl 
  • Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (28g) butter
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) minced garlic
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • ½ Cup (142.5g) ketchup
  • ⅛ -¼ cup (42.5g-85g) honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons (12.5g-25g) brown sugar
  • juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 tablespoons (57g) or more Caribbean Pepper Sauce , adjust to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoon (30ml-45ml) Maggi Sauce (or Soy Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon (2.71g) cornstarch
  • ½ cup (118.5ml) pineapple juice or water

Grilled Chicken Wings

  • 2 ½ - 3 pounds (1133.98g-1360.77g) chicken wings
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoons (2g) ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons (24g-36g) Homemade Jerk Spice Blend

Instructions

  • Add butter to a medium or small skillet and melt. Then add garlic and chopped green onions then sauté for about 1minute or more.
  • Then add ketchup, honey, brown sugar, lemon juice, hot sauce, and Maggi Sauce. Simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • In a separate small bowl, thoroughly mix the cornstarch with some of the juice or water.
  • Stir in the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Adjust heat to low and simmer for about 10mins. You will then have a thick and sticky sauce. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Let it cool.

Grilled Chicken Wings

  • Wash chicken wings, if time permits let it dry out in the fridge for a couple of hours (about 3 or more). Do not cover.
  • If short on time, dry wings with paper towel or kitchen towel, then proceed with the next step.
  • Place the chicken in a large plate or bowl, lightly season with salt and black pepper, then mix with Jerk Spice and drizzle with oil (to prevent chicken from sticking to the grill).
  • When you are ready to grill, wipe down the grill and lightly oil. Preheat for medium heat. Or if using charcoal, fill it half full. Let it light up for about 25 or more minutes.
  • Place chicken wings on the grill.
  • Let them grill for approximately about 20-30 minutes, flipping every 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Remove and mix with sauce or serve on the side.

Notes

  1. If you are baking these instead of grilling, bake the chicken  425 degrees F for about 40 minutes. About 20 minutes on each side.
  2. Use any hot sauce you have as a substitute for the homemade Caribbean Pepper Sauce.
  3. You can also use drumsticks instead of wings. 
  4. Adjust the heat level to mild or heat seekers adjust to suit taste buds.
  5. I use my 18-inch charcoal grill. Low to moderate heat works best when grilling these wings. You can easily get control over the flames that way. And it helps render out the fat from the skin making it crispy.
  6. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg