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Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

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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Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • Published: April 20, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Makes: 35 to 50 wings

Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce Ingredients

For the Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

400g water
2-4 chipotles in adobo sauce
150g honey
30g molasses
40g liquid smoke
20g Worcester sauce
8g paprika
1g ground mustard powder
3g ground coriander
1g ground cumin
1g xanthan gum, 0.2%

To Assemble

1 batch chicken wings or chicken tenders
Fresh parsley

Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce Instructions

For the Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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.

To Assemble

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.

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Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe

PT30M Ingredients: 400g water 2-4 chipotles in adobo sauce 150g honey 30g molasses 40g liquid smoke 20g Worcester sauce 8g paprika 1g ground mustard powder 3g ground coriander 1g ground cumin 1g xanthan gum 0.2% To Assemble 1 batch chicken wings or chicken tenders Fresh parsley
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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. Your guests will love it!
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