Chipotle Butter Beer Wings are tender mouthwatering chicken wings with a sweet and spicy sauce that will have you licking your fingers and asking for more.
Its sports season, or so I hear. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t watch sports. I have nothing against them and I do enjoy being at an actual sporting event, but I don’t care to watch them on TV and I don’t understand the rules. People around here have a lot of home grown spirit and I guess the Oregon Ducks had a big game this week, although I’m not certain whether they win or lose. I’m sure anyone reading this is thinking “shame on you”. Hey – I’m just being honest! But you all know I love me some game day food (and have been making quite a lot of it lately as I hear there’s this thing called the Superbowl coming up).
I wanted to make some wings that were spicy. Check. Tender. Check. Sweet. Check. Fattening (umm… there’s an entire cube of butter in the sauce). Check. And made with beer. Check. Let me tell you, these wings turned out awesome. They started by grilling them plain on the grill for an hour. Yeah, I used my smoker grill which added to their awesome-ness, but you can cook them on a gas or charcoal grill or even in the oven. This makes them fall off the bone tender. Then, when they’re all done, you toss them in the delicious sauce that was cooking while the wings were on the grill. This sauce is fantastic because it really tricks your taste buds. It starts off sweet and finishes nice and spicy. YUM.
- Olive oil spray
- 2-3 pounds chicken wings (10-15 wings)
- 12 ounce bottle Mexican beer (I used Corona)
- 2-3 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (depending on how spicy you like it)
- 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Heat grill to 350 degrees F. Spray or coat grate with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill wings, skin side up, for 30 minutes. Flip, and continue cooking for another 15-30 minutes or until tender enough that the meat falls off the bone.
- While wings are cooking, combine beer, chipotle, butter and honey. Cook on medium heat until it boils, then reduce heat to low to maintain a simmer. Cook until beer reduces by at least half, about 45 minutes.
- Toss cooked wings in sauce and serve warm. Can be tossed in sauce and reheated later if you prefer.