Coca-Cola Glazed Wings
Chef Virginia Willis uses the classic Southern technique of reducing Coca-Cola and spices into a syrupy glaze for these flavorful chicken wings.
- 1 cup Coca-Cola Classic
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3 jalapeno chiles, finely chopped, plus 2 jalapeno chiles, sliced, for garnish
- 3 pounds chicken wings (12 to 14 whole wings)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Position an oven rack 4 inches below the broiler element. Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place an ovenproof rack on the lined baking sheet.
- To make the glaze, in a small saucepan, bring the soda, lime juice, brown sugar, and chopped jalapeno chiles to a boil over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer until syrupy, about 30 minutes; keep warm over low heat.
- To prepare the chicken wings, cut off the wing tips (reserve the tips to make stock) and halve the wings at the joint. Place the wing pieces in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour about half the glaze over the wings and toss to coat. Keep the remaining sauce warm over low heat.
- To broil the wings, place the glazed wings on the rack set on the baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes per side, brushing twice on each side with the reserved glaze.
- Transfer to a warm platter, garnish with sliced jalapenos, and serve immediately.
The glaze can be made ahead, cooled, and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before cooking wings. The wings can be completely prepared ahead and reheated in a 350-degree oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes.