Cleveland Brown’s Jerked Chicken Wings
So looking for a recipe that represents Cleveland, I scratched my head a little. Since the Midwest is a meat and potatoes area, I didn’t want to go the easy route. I wanted to find something truly unique. Finally I found out that they serve jerked chicken wings at their stadium in Cleveland. So I developed my own special Cleveland Brown’s Jerked Chicken Wings to compliment the ones that they serve in Cleveland. These wings give a Caribbean flavor with a little heat. The dipping sauce helps to cool the heat and add some sweetness.
- 5 pounds – Jumbo Chicken Wings
- 5 tablespoons – vegetable oil
- 1 Spanish onion chopped
- 1 green onion chopped
- ½ pepper diced Habenero Pepper
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 1 pinch thyme
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
Mango-Coconut Dipping Sauce:
- 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Combine all jerk marinade ingredients in a bowl and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Transfer the marinade into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Add the chicken wings to the Jerk Marinade in a large plastic bag or a couple. Marinade the wings overnight.
Add all Mango-Coconut dipping sauce ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Remove and refrigerate overnight until needed.
After the chicken wings have marinated over night, re-season with a little salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place wings on a couple of greased baking sheets. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The goal here is not to fully cook the wings but to par bake them. Place the wings in a container and take them to your destination.
Once at your destination heat the grill to medium and lightly oil the grates before putting the wings on. Grill each wing should take 8-10 minutes, 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the wings from the grill and serve with Mango-Coconut dipping sauce.
*This recipe yields 6-8 servings. Make sure you increase all amounts equally when tailgating with more friends.
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