Hot & spicy wings with maple chipotle hot sauce

Spice rubs are the secret to mouth-watering barbecued meat, giving these sweet and sticky chicken wings extra crispy skin

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:1 hrs
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 396
  • fat 23g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 13g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 34g
  • salt 1.6g


  • 1kg chicken wings, halved at the joint, wing tips removed and discarded
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp hot chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the spice rub together. Put the chicken wings in a large bowl and mix with the spice rub and a good amount of seasoning. Spread out in a single layer on a large foil-lined baking tray (or 2 smaller ones). Roast for 45 mins, then remove from the oven and drain off any excess oil.

  2. Heat a gas or charcoal barbecue to high. Mix the ingredients for the hot sauce in a small bowl and brush all over the chicken wings. Cook the wings on direct heat on the barbecue for 3-4 mins each side or heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and cook the wings for 15 mins. Serve with plenty of napkins.

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