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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island Barbeque Sauce


There are certain foods that just go with football and wings are one of them. I personally am not crazy about wings, I’m not a big fan of chicken on the bone, but I will eat them every now and then depending on how they are cooked. Grilled saucy wings are ones that I do enjoy. My husband on the other hand loves all wings. He was a very happy man eating his wings today, even though his Jaguars lost. : (

These wings turned out super tasty and very juicy…I used my favorite Jerk seasoning and added honey and pineapple juice to the marinade to tone down the spice. I also basted them with a pineapple infused BBQ sauce adapted from an Emeril recipe that I found online. My nephew was over watching football with my husband this afternoon and was quoted saying “These are the best wings I’ve ever had.”


Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island Barbeque Sauce
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

4 lbs chicken wings
2 tsp jerk seasoning (more or less depending on spice preference)
2 TB vegetable oil
2 TB pineapple juice
2 TB honey

Place chicken wings in large plastic zip lock bag. In small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, pour over chicken in bag. Move around chicken so that it is completely covered in marinade, place bag in large bowl in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to grill, place chicken skin side down on grill over medium high heat. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until grill marks are made and then flip. Cook for another 7-8 minutes. During this time, baste chicken with Island BBQ sauce. Keep lid closed until chicken is cooked through and bbq sauce is caramelized.

Serve with additional BBQ sauce on side. I also served with a Coconut Mango sauce I found at the grocery store.

Island BBQ Sauce
adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s Spicy Pineapple Barbeque Sauce

1 cup pineapple chunks, drained (use the juice for the marinade)
1 cup ketchup
1 TB freshly grated ginger
1/4 cup honey
1 TB rice wine vinegar
1 TB lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
3 TB brown sugar
2 TB Chipotle Tabasco

Combine all ingredients in food processor and puree for 30 seconds. Place in small sauce pot and heat up until sugar is dissolved and flavors are combined.

Coming next on the menu…Grilled Sweet Potato Salad.

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13 Responses to “Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island Barbeque Sauce”

  1. Prudy posted September 15, 2008 at 12:42 am

    ooh, that sauce sounds heavenly on the chicken and I’m already drooling over the grilled sweet potatoes. Yummy.

  2. Paula posted September 15, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Oh Aggie, you did GOOD! Wings are a huge hit in my household, so much so that I need to extend it to include legs and thighs because the wings are devoured so quickly! This recipe sounds and looks terrific. I look forward to the sweet pot’s recipe!

  3. Lisa posted September 15, 2008 at 2:21 am

    These wings look perfect for football watching!

  4. hot garlic posted September 15, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Oh Yum Aggie! This sounds like the perfect summer dinner!

    I got my entry ready, I just need to find a spare minute to sit down and email it to you!

  5. Maria posted September 15, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    The grilled sweet potatoes look amazing!! What a great recipe!

  6. RecipeGirl posted September 15, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    These have *football* written all over them. Yummm! I always tend to gain weight during football season… for some reason watching those games requires makin’ some good eats to go with!

  7. Amy posted September 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    The chicken looks SO good!! I don’t usually enjoy chicken on the bone, but will make an exception when it comes to wings. My husband thinks I’m a gourmet cook anytime I serve any chicken that is on the bone:)

  8. Mary Ann posted September 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Yummy- what a perfect appetizer. I will have to give these a try for our next football game!

  9. Bridgett posted September 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, the sauce sounds wonderful. I have never tried jerk before, but I think I really need to change that soon. Looks spectacular, as usual, Aggie!

  10. Pam posted September 16, 2008 at 1:17 am

    The sauce sounds so good. My husband LOVES chicken wings and would be a very happy man if I made these for him.

  11. Sharon posted September 19, 2008 at 12:30 am

    It’s such a disgrace…as an obsessive lover of bbq sauce, I have to admit that I’ve never made my own. I love the sound of this one!!

  12. Lucy posted September 21, 2008 at 12:40 am

    These look absolutely delicious! I am sure they are irresistible and right up my alley!

  13. Shahrish posted May 18, 2011 at 3:45 am

    I’m usually a chicken fan but I love jerk chicken. The blends of spices is amazing. Jerk chicken looks is very delicious, the jamaican sauce
    is so so spicy and delicious.Thanks for sharing the whole recipe,i will try.

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