Monday, August 3, 2009


Last Thanksgiving, I was given a jar of tangerine marmalade, and it's been nagging at me to do something with it. I don't eat toast or other breads with jam, so that wasn't an option. No, I had to cook something with it. But what?
I decided to try it as a glaze for chicken wings, but wanted the wings to have some heat. So I sprinkled them with a chile mix before grilling them, then finished them off with the marmalade glaze during the last 10 minutes. And they were delicious. Guy liked them too. The bitter-sweet taste of the marmalade goes really well with the chile rub. The wings have a touch of sweetness and a touch of heat, just enough of both. Since I have most of the jar of marmalade left, it looks like we'll be having chicken wings a lot.

Marmalade Chili Wings
Source: Judy's Kitchen
Rating: 9 out of 10

INGREDIENTS: 8 chicken wings
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. chipotle chile powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. Mexican oregano
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper or cayenne
1/4 cup marmalade
2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 Tbsp. water or chicken broth

Rinse chicken well under cold running water; pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken on tray or pan. Combine spices in cup; sprinkle over chicken.

Cover and refrigerate till ready to cook. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium hot (400-425F). Place chicken on grill, preferably over indirect heat, and cook about 20 minutes, or till almost done. In small bowl, stir together marmalade, orange juice concentrate and water; brush mixture over chicken, turning to coat both sides. Grill 5-10 minutes longer or till chicken is nicely browned and juices run clear when pierced with a fork or knife.


Martha said...

These do look yummy. I like the combination of sweet/hot. If you have any marmalade left, I make a wonderful marmalade cake.

Denise said...

What a great idea and you also used one of my favorite spices, smoked paprika.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sounds great Judy. We used to make a marmalade and lime sauce that we used on grilled chicken. I would like your addition of the heat for some spice. Because of the sugar, the marmalade on our chicken (we used breasts with bones) tended to burn, but with wings you would not have to leave them on the grill as long and not have that problem. Have to give this one a try.

Jessica said...

Those chicken wings look delicious to me. I love fruit with savory things. I don't know if you're a big fan of muffins, but I did find a recipe for marmalade muffins awhile back that helped me use up a batch of marmalade that I had hanging around. If you get tired of the chicken wings you could move on to muffins. But, this chicken looks like a very delicious way to enjoy that tangerine marmalade!

Judy said...

Martha and Jessica, Thanks for the suggestions on using up the marmalade. I may branch out, but right now, we just love these wings. I probably should have rated them a 10 out of 10...they're that good!

Lynda said...

I love spicy, fruity flavors, so these look finger licking good!Thanks, Judy!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Yummy move,Judy! These wings looks really tasty. I love 'em a little sweet!

Debbie said...

I love the sweetness of the marmalade and heat in this recipe. The chicken looks so delicious.

Lisa said...

Those look fantastic!

Reeni♥ said...

These sound delicious! Sweet and spicy!

Donna-FFW said...

Sweet and a bit spicy sounds perfect to me. Love the crispy skin on these wings.

Kerstin said...

Great recipe Judy, the wings sound fantastic! I like using marmalades/jams in savory dishes too.

Coleen's Recipes said...

What an inviting photograph!!!

Sophie said...

Judy, you have used smoked paprika: that is Pimenton!

I love these flavours!!! A must try!!


Judy said...

Thanks, Sophie, now I know what Pimenton is!