Wednesday, August 10, 2016


My longtime friend and drinking buddy, Jane Nolan, is here with her to-die-for chicken wing appetizer. This is so good I can make a meal of it and not have one ounce of guilt. The kitchen is all yours, Jane!

Chipotle Honey-Lime Chicken Wings
5 pounds of wings. Use the first two sections and skip the tip.

2 tsp. cumin
2 tbsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 tsp. sugar
4 limes, squeezed for the juice
¾ - 1 cup olive oil

Mix marinade ingredients together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add wings. Stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

1 - 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, pureed
4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
5 tbsp. honey
4 tbsp. butter, melted
Zest of 2 limes
½ - 1 tsp. salt

Mix sauce in a small pot. Simmer for a few minutes. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to use.

Cook wings over a medium-hot grill for 20-30 minutes. Brush with sauce the last 5-7 minutes.

Serve with one, or both, of these delicious dips.

Avocado Crema
1 avocado, pureed
1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Combine both ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well. Chill until ready to serve.

Blue Cheese Crema
¾ cup blue cheese crumbles
1 tsp. red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. shallot, finely chopped
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well. Chill until ready to serve.

Now sit back and enjoy with a tall glass of fresh sangria! 


  1. Yum! This sounds delish! Thanks to Jane Nolan for sharing the spicy! Cheers!

  2. hummm...I'll try it, but since I'm from WNY I'm used to another sauce. <g Certainly sounds adventurous

  3. Sticky fingered treat. Love he sound of this.