Huckleberry Glazed Chicken Wings

We bought back the idea for awesome salt ‘n’ vinegar chicken wings from the USA. We also came back with some delicious huckleberry BBQ sauce. Well, heck, let’s try making some more chicken wings with a tasty, tangy sweet fruit glaze! This was outstandingly good, it’s now a tough choice as to which would be our go-to wing recipe.


Huckleberry Glazed Chicken Wings

Time
10 mins prep
25-30 mins cook
Difficulty
Easy
Servings
2-4 servings
Serve with
Smokey chipotle beans
Courgette strips
Wine match
Qupe Syrah

Sourcing Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

The main ingredient for this recipe is huckleberry BBQ sauce. We first discovered this delightful berry back in 2016 whilst in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. The berries are quite similar to blueberries, a little more concentrated fruit and sweeter.

If huckleberry BBQ sauce isn’t available, blueberry BBQ sauce is an alternative, Ocado sell one.

Equipment

  • Measuring spoons and jugs
  • Kitchen towel
  • Roasting tray (for oven cooking)
  • Scissors

Ingredients

  • 1kg chicken wings
  • 200ml huckleberry BBQ sauce
  • Dizzy Pig Crossroads rub
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 50ml cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Cornflour
Huckleberry glazed chicken wings cooking in a Minimax
Huckleberry glazed chicken wings with Crossroads rub

Method

I cooked this in our Big Green Egg, it can just as easily be cooked in an oven.

  1. Pre-heat the oven or Big Green Egg (indirect setup) to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Pat the chicken wings dry with some kitchen towel, remove any excess fat. Dust the wings with a little salt and enough Crossroads mix to get a general covering. Place the wings onto a roasting rack, or directly onto the Egg’s grid, and cook for 25 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, add the huckleberry BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, sugar, 1 tbsp Crossroads rub and a pinch of salt to a bowl. Mix it up to form a sauce, and add cornflour until the sauce starts to thicken a little.
  4. After the wings have been cooking for 25 mins, remove the roasting tray from the oven (or burp and open the Egg). With a pastry brush, give a light coating of the sauce to the wings. Then return them to oven/Egg and cook for a further 5 mins.
  5. Serve with smokey chiptole beans, courgette strips drizzled with a little oil and some coleslaw. And throw in some triple cook chips if it suits.
Huckleberry glazed chicken wings served

Hints and Tips

  1. Check out the salt ‘n’ vinegar chicken wings recipe for another great way to cook wings.
  2. Leftover basting sauce can be used as a dipping sauce for the wings.

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