Sweet And Spicy Thai Chile Chicken Wings

These 'Backyard Battles' winning wings get a kick from sambal and chopped jalapeños

Chef Nick Bonventre swept Tasting Table's Backyard Battles competition with his Sweet Thai Chile Wings. These sticky, spicy, saucey wings wowed the judges and are sure to be a hit with your cookout crowd.

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Recipe by Nick Bonventre for Mike's Hard Lemonade

Sweet Thai Chile Wings
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Chef Nick Bonventre's sweet Thai chile wings earned him a win in Tasting Table x Mike's Hard Lemonade's "Backyard Battles" competition.
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Total time: 15 minutes
  • :::For the Sauce:1½ cups ketchup:::
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons sambal red chile sauce
  • :::For the Wings:6 whole organic wings, shoulder and wing attached:::
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish
  1. Make the sauce: In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, making sure all parts are integrated well.
  2. Make the wings: Dip the wings into the sauce and grill, 10 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165° in the thickest part of the meat, reapplying the sauce liberally when the wings are flipped or turned.
  3. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve.
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