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Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

I have been making this recipe ever since I can remembe, and every time I have a party. It's so simple to fix, doesn't take a lot of ingredients or time, and is always a favorite with my guests. It's also super simple to change it up for different crowds by varying the seasoning for a mild to extra spicy kick. —Caren Adams, Fontana, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken wingettes and drumettes
  • 2 cups honey barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  • Place jerk seasoning in a large bowl; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and toss to coat. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, mustard and ginger; set aside.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken wings, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Brush with sauce mixture. Grill or broil 8-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting and turning several times.
Editor's Note: Caribbean jerk seasoning may be found in the spice aisle of your grocery store.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 119 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • libragws
    Feb 9, 2019

    This is an awesome recipe! I would hope reviewers would understand that there is no way to make a seasoning that is perfect for everyone. Some like it spicy, some REALLY spicy, and others that prefer spicy, but just a little spicy. If you take the time to read the reviews and try the basic recipe first, you can adjust according to your own personal preference. As some have suggested, you can ditch the wings and go with drumsticks and/or thighs. However, the base recipe is awesome the way it is and that deserves a 5 star rating on it's own.(IMHO) whatever personal tweeks you decide to use, make it your own style.

  • cynandtom
    Jun 28, 2018

    These wings are AMAZING! Love the kick from the jerk seasoning, combined with the sweetness of brown sugar and barbecue sauce. Sticky and crispy! Divine!

  • jmerklin
    Nov 1, 2013

    When I made these, I BBQ'd them, basted with the sauce and then sprinkled them with the jerk seasoning liberally. It was better than shaking them in the bag and also the seasoning wouldn't come off when you basted them with the sauce doing it my way... I used drumsticks and thighs. I also sprinkled a little garlic powder and mixed in a teaspoon of sesame oil and a teaspoon of chili paste for a little bit of heat in the basting sauce. They were delicious.

  • ljjustice
    Aug 15, 2013

    We love the Caribbean Jerk chicken that's served at a local restaurant. This was better than that! Delicious! and very easy to prepare. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs because they grill well without drying out. I used KC Masterpiece Honey BBQ sauce. Put a ton of the sauce on the chicken and still had half left over. My husband said we should plan to serve this dish at our next dinner party.

  • katatro
    Jun 22, 2013

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  • crysmitchell
    Mar 17, 2013

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  • JodiMinneapolis
    Sep 22, 2012

    You really need pimento wood to make these even better. Pimento wood is easily found on line and the smoke from the wood makes all the difference.

  • 10sChick
    Apr 17, 2012

    These were just OK for us. I think 1/2 c. of Jerk Seasoning is way too much for 18 drumettes.

  • lassenx2
    Jul 22, 2011

    This is AMAZING!! My husband loves Jerk Chicken and so I thought I'd try these. I'm not usually successful with wings, but followed these directions and yummo! I had about 1/4 cup of jerk seasoning but was enough! I used spicy brown mustard too! SOO Good!!

  • starlight4673
    Oct 31, 2009

    Tried this recipe tonight and it was very good..I read the reviews before I started.I didnt have enough jerk seasoning so I added some caribbean seasoning and flour to the jerk. I only had regular bbq sauce so instead of adding just the mustard I added honey dijon mustard instead..It was very good and I will make this again but with not so much seasoning.