There is a little story behind my creation of these chipotle maple lime chicken wings. It actual goes back to before I moved to the UK, and was still living in Halifax. One of the first things I bought in my first apartment in Halifax was a barbecue. I must’ve picked it up for about 75 bucks from Walmart. It didn’t do anything fancy like a rotisserie or side grill, and looking back on it I’m pretty sure having it on my balcony violated the health and safety rules of my building. It was great when you can come back from rowing practice, just turn on the propane chuck on a few burgers or sausages and relax while drinking a cold beer.
Before I moved back to Halifax I have lived in the States for school, where my roommate was Tex (take a guess where he was from), was also a keen cook. His family was from San Antonio, and were passionate about barbecuing and deep-frying. With all that knowledge in the apartment I’m still not sure how I managed to lose weight that year. Tex’s knowledge on how to go and marinate chicken before frying it was revolutionary to me. And when I got my barbecue in Halifax I wondered if I could take that same principle to chicken wings.
‘Juicy, spicy, sweet, smoky and tangy . Chipotle maple lime chicken wings are the perfect relaxing food.’
Just before the summer ended I was decided the test my theory. Admittedly I also knew that that time I was going to be given my barbecue to my cousin before moving to the UK. And I figured if worse came to happen, I wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning it up. As it turns out the method of marinating the wings in milk before barbecuing them makes them really really nice. They were the last thing I ever cooked on my first barbecue. To top it off, I needed to use up ingredients I had kicking around in my fridge, hence the chipotle maple lime chicken wings were born. Juicy, spicy, sweet, smoky and tangy . Chipotle maple lime chicken wings are the perfect relaxing food. It was well bittersweet eating those wings while sitting on a cardboard box filled my crap, but they along with the sauce were brilliant.
Sure, I had this originally with beer. However, its better with some fresh lemonade like this from Raepublic.
Well, I’m going to have to go local with this, and suggest listening to The Trews. Specifically their song Hollis and Morris. Mostly, because this is the corner I lived on in Hali.Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on Amazon
For added fun, I added this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday!