Chipotle Chicken Wings With Honey Blue Cheese Dip

Posted on 05 August 2007

I love trying new recipes just to "spice" things up a bit and this delicious recipe did the trick! My family and I tried this recipe today. It was the perfect summertime grill recipe. Wow!  Awesome chicken.  Don't let it scare ya, it's not as hot as it sounds.

I also served fresh garden cucumber slices, garden fresh tomatoes and homemade old fashioned potato salad.

40 min. Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (or drums) approx. 15
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Leaves from 1/2 bun fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, finely chopped

Blue Cheese Ranch:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1 cup crumbled domestic blue cheese
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Cooking Instructions:

Toss chicken wings in extra virgin oil and season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  Preheat grill to medium heat.  Using a paper towel blotted with oil, wipe down the grates to form a non-stick surface.  Lay out wings flat on the grill. 

Prepare the chipotle butter.  Combine 1 stick of butter (melted, or at room temperature), 2 chipotles in adobo sause (finely chopped), and 1 tablesoppn white wine vinegar in a mixing bowl.  Baste wings with chipotle butter as they are cooking on the grill.  The wings should take about 20-25 minutes to cook.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the honey blue cheese dip.  In a bowl, combine 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup crumble domestic blue cheese, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tablespoons chopped chives, juice of 1 lemon, and a dash of extra virgin oil.  Season with salt and pepper, and stir everything well.

Remove wings from the grill and put them back into the chipotle butter bowl.  Toss wings in the butter for a final coatin of flavor.  Ser wings with honey blue cheese dip and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges.

*Tip: For small children, grill without the sauce.

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