Jalapeño Pineapple Sticky Wings – The best recipe for sticky, sweet, and spicy wings! These wings are grilled and tossed in a jalapeño pineapple sticky sauce for the ultimate summer appetizer for your barbecues and parties.
Summer is here! Who else is loving the warm weather for a change? Sorry for you folks who aren’t feeling it yet. Stay strong – it’s comin’ soon!
In honor of the beginning of summer, I gotta do a grilling recipe – I just GOTTA!
My first thought was to do a wing recipe. I have been OBSESSED with wings ever since high school. Me and my friends would spend Monday nights inhaling $0.25 wings like it was nothing. Ah, to be young again.
In my opinion, wings taste much better on the grill. But then again, what doesn’t taste much better on the grill. It’s the only way I’ll eat chicken or pork at home, nowadays. It’s probably because of the delicious flavor you get from the charred grill marks. You’ll get plenty of those with this wing recipe.
Ah yes…let’s get to the recipe, shall we? This incredible wing recipe will blow you away. The marinade is also what we’ll use for the sauce. So we get chicken that is super tender and a sauce that keeps them ultra sticky. And without further ado, here are my Jalapeño Pineapple Sticky Wings!
Marinading chicken is my new favorite thing. Before last year, I always skipped that step because (1) who has time to wait 4-6 hours for chicken to marinate and (2) does it really make a huge difference? After making these grilled cilantro lime chicken skewers, I knew the answer was a resounding YES! The chicken becomes so unbelievably flavorful and juicy. It made the extra prep work soooo worth it.
And these wings are no different! You’re going to get ultra-tender, flavorful chicken that will make the marinating process so worth it. But for these wings, you’re going to want to start the marinating process the night before. That will give the wings plenty of time to marinate overnight before you grill them that afternoon.
After the wings are done marinating, all you need to do is pat them dry, grill them, and then toss in the sauce, which we will make with the marinade we set aside. Boom – that’s it!
Before you get started on these wings, here are a few more tips to make sure they come out perfectly:
- For the sauce, you will use jalapeño jelly. You should be able to find it in the jam/jelly section of the grocery store.
- Once the chicken is marinated, throw away the used marinade. This should NEVER be used for the sauce since the raw chicken was sitting in it. This is why we separate the marinade into two parts at the beginning.
- When adding the sauce to the grilled chicken, add about half of it first and see if that’s enough. Add more, as needed. It all depends on how saucey you like your wings.
And that’s all there is to it! I hope you have a chance to make these amazing wings sometime this summer. Let me know how they turn out by commenting below!
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