Want a great alternative to your average buffalo wings? Look no further and do yourself a solid, make these pomegranate BBQ chicken wings! ASAP!
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.
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 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.
The spice blend for the chicken wings were simple;
- Onion Powder
- Chili Powder
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.
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!
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Bonita's Pomegranate BBQ Chicken WingsPrint Recipe
- 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
FOR THE WINGS
Preheat oven 425 degrees
Pat your wings from excess liquids to dry,
Separate the wings from the drumette with a sharp knife, and place separated chicken into a large bowl
Season chicken with the salt and pepper by sprinkling and combing
Mix The 3 Tablespoons of oil, with the 5 spices, and mix together in a small bowl until combined
Add the spice and oil mixture to the chicken wings/drummettes, and mix coating every piece well
Place chicken onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Sprinkle the baking powder on both sides of the chicken
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
FOR THE SAUCE
While the chicken is baking start your sauce
In a saucepan over medium heat add First 10 ingredients for the sauce, into the saucepan
Let it come to a simmer
Mix the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl together until cornstarch has dissolved
Slowly add the cornstarch mixture into the sauce pan whisking to combine
Turn down heat to low and allow sauce to cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally as it cooks
If the sauce is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of POM juice to get the right consistency
After the chicken has cooked about 55 minutes take out the oven, and place chicken into a large bowl
Coat the chicken with the Pomegranate BBQ sauce, reserve some sauce for extra dipping. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.
Serve hot,and eat immediately
* 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.