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Smoky Sweet Spicy Wings Recipe

a.k.a Warm Sweet & Spicy Wings. If you're interested in using the same McCormick Gourmet Collection spices, here's what I used: McCormick Gourmet Collection Garlic Salt, McCormick Gourmet Collection Chile Pepper, Chipotle, McCormick Gourmet Collection Cinnamon, Saigon
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 6 as appetizer


  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, separated, wing tips saved for another use


  • In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients to form a thick marinade. Place wings and marinade into large sealable plastic bag. Toss to coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator for 45 minutes up to overnight.
  • To cook on grill: Preheat grill, Turn one side of the grill to high heat, the other side on medium-low heat. Grill wings on high heat until the wings starts to caramelize and you get some black grill marks, flip the wings and repeat. Move them to the cool side of the grill, cover and cook for 20 minutes until the wings are cooked through.
  • To cook in oven: In oven: Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil (this is an important step unless you want to spend an hour scrubbing your pan after cooking). Lay wings on parchment paper or tin foil. Bake for 15 minutes, flip the wings and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • If you want, you can move rack near 8-inches to top and broil the wings for 2 minutes to caramelize even further. Just keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn.
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