Football Food: Asian Inspired Spicy Chicken Wings

Last football Sunday, I made my now routine Football Wings. As we were licking the remnants of sauce off of our fingers, Ryan suggested we try a different flavor next time, maybe a sweet and sour. As if on que, the next morning I received 2 sample jars of Stir It Up Cuisine, Sweet Heat Pepper Jelly made just a few miles away in Weymouth, MA.I have tried pepper jelly quite a few times. There always seems to be some variation of it at food sampling events to try. Short of pouring over cream cheese and serving it as a dip (like the demos always do), I have never really thought of a way to use this sweet and spicy condiment in my cooking. But with Ryan’s request, and the great timing of this package, the recipe was pretty much written for me!The wings came out exactly as I had pictured them in my mind. The pepper jelly carmelized on the wings in the final grilling stage, to create a sweet, spicy, messy, delicious glaze. I was a little worried that the sauce would overpower the wings, but that did not happen at all. It was perfectly balanced, and something I will definitely cook again.

Now…what should I cook next with pepper jelly…..

Asian Inspired Spicy Chicken Wings


  • 2 lbs chicken wings (I use whole wings)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Red pepper flakes (to taste – optional)
  • 1 cup Pepper Jelly (I used Stir It Up Cuisine – Sweet Heat Pepper Jelly)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, honey and ginger
  • Place wings (skin side up) in a deep dish, oven proof pan
  • Sprinkle wings with the desired amount of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Pour sauce over wings
  • Let marinade for 15 minutes
  • Place pan in the oven and bake for 30 minute
  • Remove pan from oven, turn the wings over, reduce oven to 300 degrees
  • Cook for 30 minutes
  • Remove pan from oven, flip wings again (to skin side up), and bake for an additional 30 minutes
  • Remove wings from oven
  • Place pepper jelly in a wide bowl and add 1/4 cup of the liquid from the wing pan
  • Whisk sauce until smooth
  • Heat either a grill, or a non-stick pan over the oven, to high heat
  • One by one, dip wings in the jelly, covering the whole wing
  • Place wings in pan or on the grill and cook until crispy
  • Flip and cook on the other side until crispy
  • Repeat with remainder of wings
  • Plate, serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

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