Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Developed for RSC#18. A different but delicious way to serve a favorite snack! Feel free to cook the wings however you like best - bake, fry, grill - whatever. I set them on a metal cooling rack on a baking sheet in the oven for 45 minutes initially. 1 hour cook time is how long it took me to make this by baking the wings. It may differ for you depending on your method of cooking your wings. Enjoy!
- 24 chicken wings, cooked as per your preference
- 2 cups black tea, steeped very strongly
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1⁄4 cup dark corn syrup (Karo)
- 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- While your wings are cooking, steep your tea. I used 1tsp tea leaves in 2c boiling water & let it sit for 10 minutes, then strained it. You could use 3 tea bags in a similar manner.
- Empty tomato paste into a bowl, add corn syrup & spices. Mix thoroughly. Add 1 - 2c of the tea until it to your desired consistency. I used 1 3/4c.
- With a pastry brush, slather the sauce on the wings. Bake for 15 minutes in a 400F oven until the sauce has become one with the wings. Let cool for a moment then enjoy. Don't forget the napkins!
Definately out of the three recipes I tried for the contest this clearly was the favorite, and worth the 5 stars, if not more. Thought the sauce was exceptional, as it was enough for a 3 pound batch, with just enough to use as a dip for some fries. Sauce was perfectly seasoned with a different, but nicely flavored. Good luck in the contest. Made for RSC 18..
Yummy! These turned out so good and were super easy to make. I used 6 wings that I cut in half and made the full amount of sauce. I used 1 cup of the tea and that was the perfect consistency for my taste. The wings not only looked gorgeous, they tasted like "MORE". Thanks so much for sharing a true keeper. Good luck in the contest.
I couldn't wait to taste these while they were baking...even my husband started getting impatient :) They cooked perfectly after I pre-cooked the wings, then basted them and had them cook for 15 more minutes. When we ate them, my husband wasn't too thrilled with the sauce, but I liked it! I slathered more sauce on my wings after, my only wish is that the sauce was either more salty or more sweet. The chai taste was definitely there though and I enjoyed eating something different--I never would have thought of chai bbq sauce. If I make this again, I will add more salt and more corn syrup. Made for RSC #18.