Spicy and Sweet Chipotle-Honey Baked Chicken Wings

Morita chiles are red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium – hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These can be added to sauces (including Mole) to add smokey flavor and maintain the red color of the sauces. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000.

Suggested Use:
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.

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1 1/2 – 2 lbs chicken wings (pre-cut)
1/4 cup honey

Chipotle Seasoning Mix
1 tbs chipotle powder (grind dried chiles in a spice grinder)
1 tbs coconut sugar
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard

Serves about 2


In a small bowl, prepare the dry Chipotle Seasoning Mix – stir to combine.
Place chicken wings on small wire racks, and set inside a foil-lined cookie sheet to catch drippings.
Generously coat all sides of the wings with the Chipotle Seasoning Mix.

First bake at 400ºF for about 35 minutes.
Next baste the chicken wings with honey.
Continue baking an additional 10 minutes at 400ºF.
Remove from oven and coat one more time with honey.
Serve hot, add a side of celery and carrots if desired.

From paleonewbie.com