Recipe - Jalapeno Mustard Wings

I can't help it - I bought the huge pack of chicken wings at Costco and am still trying to get through it all. This just means that I have a lot of experimentation to do! I had some jalapenos to get rid of so after thinking a little bit of how to incorporate it into my cooking, I came up with this slightly tangy, spicy appetizer to please your tastebuds.

Step 1: Ingredients (yields 20-24 pieces)
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • 2 tbsps whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 10-12 chicken wings (about 2 lbs)

Step 2: Prepping the ingredients
For chicken wings, separate the wing piece from the drummette by slicing right at joint. Remove wing tips; you can save these for later if you wish to make stock. Set pieces aside.

Step 3: Creating the marinade
In a bag or large mixing bowl, slice in the jalapenos. Remove seeds prior to adding if you want it to be less spicy. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Taste test and add more of lime if too sweet or more sugar if too sour. Add in chicken wings and coat well. Place into refrigerator at minimum of 2 hours but can have for longer.

Step 4: Finishing
I would suggest that you broil these wings as frying on the skillet proved to be messy AND lacking in extra sauce (it pretty much turned black and made the skillet hard to clean). If broiling, do it for approximately 5 minutes per side. If using a skillet, clean well afterward, hah. Enjoy!

Photography by Minerva Thai.