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Grilled Chicken Wings with Tamarind Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

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Recipe from Sunset

Tangy, fruity tamarind, popular in Latino and Asian cuisines, is the secret ingredient in our favorite new barbecue sauce for chicken wings.

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Total time


1 hour

Serves 4


  • 2 3/4 pounds (12) chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Tamarind Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
  • Sliced green onions


    1. Heat a grill to medium (350° to 400°). In a large, wide bowl, toss chicken with oil, salt, and pepper until evenly seasoned. Grill chicken, covered, turning every 10 minutes or so with tongs, until golden, 25 to 35 minutes.

    2. Set wings top side down. Generously brush with about 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Grill, covered, about 3 minutes until sauce is somewhat set. Turn wings over and generously brush with another 1/2 cup or so of sauce. Grill, covered, until sauce is somewhat set, 2 to 3 more minutes. Meanwhile, put remaining sauce in a bowl.

    3. Set chicken on a platter and scatter green onions on top. Serve with sauce.