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Friday, September 10, 2010

Coke Glazed Wings

My dear husband has been hankering for some wings lately, and since I utterly despise buffalo wing sauce, I went on the hunt for something a little different. I stumbled upon this recipe, and immediately knew I had hit the jackpot. I have been itching for an ice cold glass of Coke lately, but am trying to stay away from caffeine for the little one's sake. I won't lie, though, I did sneak a sip. Or two.

The original recipe for these called for them to be broiled, but I don't really trust my broiler, and I didn't want to heat up my house with a hot oven. I decided to cook them in my cast iron pan instead. They turned out wonderfully! The flavor of the glaze is amazing and very complex! You can really distinguish all the different flavors, except for the jalapenos, which you couldn't really taste but gave it a tiny bit of heat. My husband thought it needed more jalapenos, but I thought it was perfect.

I think this glaze would also be perfect on grilled chicken breasts! 


1 cup cola
Juice of 2 limes
1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 jalapeno, finely minced (discard the seeds)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 pounds chicken wings
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In a small sauce pan, bring the soda, lime juice, brown sugar and the minced jalapeno to a boil over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer until the mixture is syrupy, about 30 minutes; keep warm over low heat.
Season the wings with salt and pepper.
Heat some oil in a large skillet.
Cook the chicken until browned nicely and mostly cooked through.
Pour the glaze over the wings and toss to coat.
Continue cooking over medium heat until the glaze is thickened and the chicken is cooked through.


  1. Yum, this glaze looks amazing! I definitely want to give it a try!

  2. This looks fun and yummy! We have "Packer Parties" with Dave's family just about once a month & we're hoping to host one. I may have to try out this recipe for one of the games!


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