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My 11 year old son has an obsession with chicken wings. He prefers spicy wings like Reginas’ Crispy Oven Baked Hot Wings or Crunchy Buffalo Hot wings, but my daughter generally prefers the sweet and savory type like Asian Sesame Wings. A few weeks ago my son requested wings for dinner. I really didn’t want to make two types of wings, so I decided to make another sweet and savory wing with a bit of a kick.
These mesquite wings are smokey, savory, and sweet with a little heat all in one bite. The best thing? Both of the kids loved them so my goal was accomplished!
- 3lbs of chicken wings
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup mesquite seasoning you can either buy a pre-packaged seasoning or make your own (recipe below)
- 3/4 cup real maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
To make the mesquite seasoning combine the following ingredients in a bowl and mix well:
- 2 Tbsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. cumin powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. ground chipotle powder
- 1 tsp. dried, crushed rosemary leaves
- 1 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
- 1 tsp. dried sage leaves
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. ground mustard
- Toss wings in a large bowl with oil.
- Sprinkle a tablespoon of the mesquite seasoning and toss to coat evenly.
- In a separate bowl mix the maple syrup, lemon juice and remaining mesquite seasoning to create a glaze.
- Pour half of the mixture into a separate bowl to use later as a dipping sauce.
- Grill wings 15 to 18 minutes until cooked through – make sure you turn them often.
- When wings are almost done (12 to 15 minutes) brush wings with 1/2 of the sauce.
Bunny Eats Design said:
What a great idea catering to both kids. These look like a great crowd pleaser so I’m not surprised they both liked them.
I love how you just through everything together and then bake.
Thanks. My kids are great eaters – but my little one tries really hard to be like her big brother…. but the spicy thing is just too much for her. It is quite comical watching her try.
Bunny Eats Design said:
Aww, bless. It’s interesting that they want to eat spicy. I’m always impressed with kids that are great eaters. I’m sure it’s a result of fantastic parenting 🙂
Wings…the 5th food group. Looks delish.
Lol i like that! The 5th food group! Thanks
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