Chipotle Chicken Wings


I found this recipe in a Pillsbury holiday magazine and the picture just looked so delicious that it went right on my list for party appetizers.  I like somewhat spicy and Mr. Meat Eater likes enough spice to make him sweat and it’s hard to come up with something we can both eat.  This recipe is not overly spicy but the heat is there.  It’s flavorful and I really like chipotles (chipotles are smoked jalapenos in case you don’t know) so I would have eaten it no matter what, LOL!  Our guests raved over them and I probably could have made double the amount and still run out.

My picture is not nearly as delicious looking as Pillsbury’s but I had to grab it before they were gone!

Chipotle Chicken Wings

2 pkgs chicken drummettes
3/4 cup chili sauce
3 tbsps brown sugar, packed
2 tbsps chopped chipotles in adobo sauce
1 tbsp grated lime peel
2 cloves garlic, minced

Heat oven to 375º and line a 13×9 pan with foil (the easy-off foil is great for this). Arrange drummettes in pan in a single layer.

Mix well all of the rest of the ingredients in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until the sugar is dissoved. Stir sauce well and pour over drummettes in the pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, turn drummettes over, and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes longer or until glazed and cooked through entirely and no pink remains.

Makes about 20 appetizers but you may want to double recipe.

Happy Cooking!


Chipotle Sliders


I love sliders and I love that you can buy slider rolls in the grocery store now.  These little guys are SPICY so if you don’t like spice, I would skip this recipe.  They are really easy to make, of course, and are equally good as an appetizer or the main dish.

Chipotle Sliders

1 lb ground beef
2 chipotles in adobo sauce, diced
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices American cheese, cut into fourths
8 slider buns
8 slices tomato, if desired
8 small pieces lettuce, if desired

Special Sauce:
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tsp adobo sauce from the can of chipotles

Mix beef, diced chipotles, salt and pepper in a medium bowl then form into 8 small patties.

Grill, turning occasionally, until done to your desired degree of doneness. Top each burger with a square of cheese and let melt slightly.

Place burger son bottom bun, add a dollop of special sauce, lettuce, and tomato, and top bun.

To make the sauce, mix the sour cream and the adobo sauce until well mixed.

Makes 8 small burgers.

Happy Cooking!