Sep 7, 2012

Barbecued Chicken Wings with Chipotle and Soy GlazeRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

1 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 0.5 oz fresh cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 scallions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 7.5 lb chicken wings

Oil and Spices

  • 0.75 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.25 cup vegetable oil


  • 0.75 cup orange marmalade
  • 0.75 cup soy sauce


  • 4 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce



  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup orange marmalade
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup chopped scallions (white and light green parts only)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 32 chicken wings, 7 to 7½ pounds total, wing tips removed
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a food processor or blender combine the marinade/glaze ingredients. Process until the mixture is well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. 

  2. Place the wings in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in 1 cup 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.

  3. Pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil until the liquid is very slightly thickened and reduced to a scant 1 cup, 8 to 10 minutes, whisking occasionally and lowering the heat if necessary so it doesn’t burn. Remove from the heat. Transfer ½ cup 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. 

  4. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over low heat (250° to 350°F).

  5. Remove the wings from the bag and discard the marinade. Season the wings with the pepper.

  6. 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 ½ cup reserved glaze during the last 5 minutes of grilling time. Remove from the grill and serve the wings hot with the reserved glaze alongside for dipping.

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Katrina M

Wow Very Good

I always use my family to test out new recipes and this one won hands down. It has a little kick to it. I used boneless skinless thighs and also chicken tenders. Marinated it overnight. I would recommend making it.

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