When I'm having wings I almost always reach for the honey-chipotle BBQ sauce. It's a delicate balance between the heat from the chipotles and the sweetness from the honey. Here's a simple version I enjoy making that finds that balance. Of course, you can always add more chipotle peppers if you prefer hotter sauces! If you prefer a thicker sauce you can add another 0.5 to 1 grams of xanthan gum, or let it reduce some more before adding the xanthan gum.
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Blend all of the ingredients except the xanthan gum together. Bring the mixture to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, add the xanthan gum and blend well.
The honey-chipotle BBQ sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
After you have deep fried the chicken wings or tenders, either toss them in the honey-chipotle BBQ sauce, or, for a more refined presentation, brush it on with a pastry brush. Top with the parsley then serve.