appetizer/ Lunch

Bonita’s Pomegranate BBQ Chicken Wings

Want a great alternative to your average buffalo wings? Look no further and do yourself a solid, make these pomegranate BBQ chicken wings! ASAP!

Pomegranate

Seeds bursting with sweet yet tangy juice.

The MVP of appetizers must go to the beloved chicken wings.

  • Their finger friendly
  • Mostly everyone loves them
  • Is the champion of testing sauces

And they are a breeze to make, for those reasons alone chicken wings are the most appetizing of all appetizers. With a to live for! Pomegranate BBQ sauce you have crossed over into innovative delicious-ness.

On those Friday nights when you just want something super easy to make, and oh so satisfying, these pomegranate BBQ chicken wings are a go-to. It’ll take 60 minutes to get these together and on your plate! And the best part, is that the oven does most the work for you. Can you say score!

And speaking of score these pomegranate BBQ chicken wings will be a hit at your next Super Bowl party.

Pomegranate

Perfect sauce.

This sauce! look at how that rich color just speaks through the picture. Tangy, with a refreshing sweetness is what this bold sauce embodies.

Pomegranates

Fresh mint and pomegranates.

Pomegranates with a hint of mint, worked this sauce onto another level. You will look at pomegranate in a whole new light, you’re welcome.

I used a pomegranate concentrate that I picked up at my local grocery store but, already made pomegranate juice such as POM will totally work.

Pomegranate

Spice blend

The spice blend for the chicken wings were simple;

  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin

These spices are a must to keep in your kitchen pantry.

And if not, run out and get these spices, for these five spices are quintessential to flavorful cooking.

Pomegranates

Golden brown chicken wings.

What you will love about these pomegranate BBQ chicken wings, is that they are simple! And I will stick by that notion of simplicity. Oven baked on 425 degrees does all the work for you, major cool points. As the chicken wings are browning in the oven, this is the time to put that delicious pomegranate BBQ sauce together. Cooking for a crowd? Prepare this pomegranate BBQ sauce ahead of time.

The results of baking the chicken wings on high is a crispy, yet tender chicken. Toss it into that Ah-mazing pomegranate BBQ sauce, and you will be in for a fantastic chicken wing appetizer.

There is no more convincing to do here folks, make these wings for your family and friends, and wow! the socks off of them. Enjoy!

Pomegranate

These pomegranate glazed wings have the look of charm.

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Bonita's Pomegranate BBQ Chicken Wings

Print Recipe
Serves: 5 Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of molasses
  • 1 cup of POM juice *see notes
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 6 mint leaves torn into pieces (more for garnish)
  • 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoon of water
  • FOR CHICKEN WINGS
  • Parchment paper for lining baking sheet
  • 1 family sized package of chicken wings
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons of oil, such as grapeseed, or any veg oil
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika (sweet paprika is preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon of baking powder

Instructions

1

FOR THE WINGS

2

Preheat oven 425 degrees

3

Pat your wings from excess liquids to dry,

4

Separate the wings from the drumette with a sharp knife, and place separated chicken into a large bowl

5

Season chicken with the salt and pepper by sprinkling and combing

6

Mix The 3 Tablespoons of oil, with the 5 spices, and mix together in a small bowl until combined

7

Add the spice and oil mixture to the chicken wings/drummettes, and mix coating every piece well

8

Place chicken onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

9

Sprinkle the baking powder on both sides of the chicken

10

Bake for 30 minutes on 425 degrees turning the chicken over at 30 minutes and bake for 25 minutes more to render a crispy, tender chicken wing

11

FOR THE SAUCE

12

While the chicken is baking start your sauce

13

In a saucepan over medium heat add First 10 ingredients for the sauce, into the saucepan

14

Let it come to a simmer

15

Mix the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl together until cornstarch has dissolved

16

Slowly add the cornstarch mixture into the sauce pan whisking to combine

17

Turn down heat to low and allow sauce to cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally as it cooks

18

If the sauce is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of POM juice to get the right consistency

19

After the chicken has cooked about 55 minutes take out the oven, and place chicken into a large bowl

20

Coat the chicken with the Pomegranate BBQ sauce, reserve some sauce for extra dipping. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.

21

Serve hot,and eat immediately

22

Enjoy!

Notes

* If using pomegranate concentrate, mix 4 Tablespoons of pomegranate concentrate to 1 cup of water to make pomegranate juice. Totally optional, as the POM juice works fine.

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A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.

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