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.
Sweet Thai Chile Wings
Recipe by Nick Bonventre for Mike's Hard Lemonade
Yield: 6 wings
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
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.