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Blueberry Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Wings

Recipe by Ai Ping Sia, “Curious Nut” Blog

A little sweet, a little spicy, blueberry chipotle barbecue chicken wings are full of flavor. Try them as a game day tailgating recipe or enjoy it as an appetizer to share. However you enjoy them, blueberry chipotle barbecue chicken wings are the perfect addition to your get-togethers this season.

Chicken Wing Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken drumettes and wings
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all­-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 teapoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper

Blueberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 shallots sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3 cups frozen blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1­-2 Chipotle peppers from can
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F with the oven rack set on the upper middle level. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
  2. Coat each wing with flour mixture and place them on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet. Spray wings with cooking spray; bake for 25 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, heat a pan over medium high heat. Add vegetable oil. When the pan is hot, fry the shallots until lightly browned; add garlic and ginger, frying until they turn light brown.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce (except the chipotle pepper, salt and black pepper); bring to a boil.
  5. Turn heat to low and simmer covered for 10-12 minutes. Set aside.
  6. Once mixture has cooled, pour into a blender along with the chipotle pepper. Blend until smooth.
  7. If sauce is too thick, add a touch of water; season with salt and black pepper.
  8. Remove wings from oven and toss with sauce. Serve immediately.

Number of servings (yield): 15-18


Per Portion:

670.8 calories

34 g carbohydrates

38.5 g fat

9.75 g saturated fat

43.2 g protein

17.1 g sugar

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