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Jamie Purviance

Barbecued Chicken Wings with Chipotle and Soy Glaze

  • People

    Serves 6 to 8

  • Prep Time

    30 min.

  • Marinating Time

    2 to 4 h

  • Grilling Time

    20 to 25 min.

Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time
30 min.
Marinating Time
2 to 4 h
Grilling Time
20 to 25 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 180 milliliters soy sauce
  • 225 grams orange marmalade
  • 180 milliliters fresh orange juice
  • 12 grams chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 35 grams chopped scallions (white and light green parts only)
  • 60 milliliters vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 32 chicken wings, 3.2 to 3.4 kilograms total, wing tips removed
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 01 In a food processor or blender combine the marinade/glaze ingredients. Process until the mixture is well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • 02 Place the wings in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in 240 millilitres of the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a large bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • 03 Pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat on the stove. Continue to boil until the liquid is very slightly thickened and reduced to a scant 230 millilitres, 8 to 10 minutes, whisking occasionally and lowering the heat if necessary so it doesn’t burn. Remove from the heat. Transfer about half of the glaze to a small bowl for brushing on the wings at the end of grilling. Reserve the remaining glaze in a separate bowl for serving alongside the wings. 
  • 04 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over low heat (120°C to 180°C).
  • 05 Remove the wings from the bag and discard the marinade. Season the wings with the pepper.
  • 06 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the wings over direct low heat,with the lid closed, until the meat is no longer pink at the bone, 20 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally and watching closely to avoid over browning. Brush the wings with the reserved glaze during the last 5 minutes of grilling time. Remove from the grill and serve the wings hot with the remaining glaze alongside for dipping.