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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings

Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible, these Jamaican jerk chicken wings are baked to crisp perfection and tossed in your favorite jerk sauce.

Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible, these Jamaican jerk chicken wings are baked to crisp perfection and tossed in your favorite jerk sauce.

Super bowl is just around the corner, and it’s time to bring out best of the best chicken wing recipes, yes? Thought so. If you’re tired of buffalo chicken wings (<-Just for the record, I can never get enough of buffalo wings!), or just want something different, look no further! These Jamaican jerk chicken wings are real deal. Spicy and with ton of flavor. Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible!

Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible, these Jamaican jerk chicken wings are baked to crisp perfection and tossed in your favorite jerk sauce.

But before we dive into these wings, I wanna share exciting news with you. Hubs and I are going to Europe. Next week! London, Paris and Rome, to be specific! Oh my gosh, I’m just so super excited. This is my dream trip that I’ve been planning for many years! You see, before my husband and I got married, we knew we didn’t want a big wedding, but we wanted an epic honeymoon in Europe. A year and half ago, we quietly ran to the courthouse and got married. And if it was up to us, we would have hopped on the plane straight to Paris for our honeymoon. But we couldn’t do that for various reasons. Now that I finally got all my visas, I booked our trip and it’s real now!

I need your help though, my dear food-loving friends. If you live or have been to London, Paris and Rome, please tell me what are the best restaurants and cafes we absolutely cannot miss? I’d love to hear your recommendations and advice to enjoy our trip to its fullest. I’m definitely planning on gorging on macarons from Ladurée! 🙂

Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible, these Jamaican jerk chicken wings are baked to crisp perfection and tossed in your favorite jerk sauce.

Now, back to the wings. These delicious wings were simply baked to crisp perfection, not fried. Then tossed in delicious Jamaican jerk sauce. You can make your own sauce, or use ready-to-use bottled one. I used the latter, since I had a good one on hand.

As for baking powder, I picked up this tip from Cook’s Illustrated. Apparently, baking powder helps to dehydrate the chicken skin, yielding perfectly crisp chicken wings. It really does work wonders! And lastly, don’t be tempted to omit the wire rack, or the wings will get soggy from baking in the pool of fat. Not exactly what we want. Once the wings are baked, toss them in the sauce and dig in. Keep lots of napkins handy! You’ll need them.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings- step by step

How easy is that? All you need is hands-on 10 minutes tops!

Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible, these Jamaican jerk chicken wings are baked to crisp perfection and tossed in your favorite jerk sauce.

The wings are best with cold beer, of course. 🙂 

PS: Looking forward to hear your recommendations for our trip to Europe.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings

Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible, these Jamaican jerk chicken wings are baked to crisp perfection and tossed in your favorite jerk sauce.

Yield: about 4 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:45 minutes

Total Time:55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken wings, split at the joints and wingtips discarded
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (120ml) your favorite Jamaican Jerk sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry the chicken wings with a paper towel. In a large bowl, toss the wings with baking powder and salt until they are evenly coated. Arrange on a prepared wire rack and bake for 40 minutes, turning once after 20 minutes. Broil the wings for 5 minutes for extra crispness, before removing from oven.
  3. Place the wings in a bowl and mix with the sauce. Serve immediately.
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29 comments

  1. @Shinee I have tired many jerk chicken sauces and I didn’t like them I have even tried home made as well I didn’t like it that much either , I would so love to know what brand of jerk chicken sauce you used !!!

    • Hi, Linda! I know, I’ve responded to your e-mail yesterday, but I want to reply here as well, just in case anyone else is curious. I was using Saucy Mama’s Jamaican Jerk sauce. Thanks!

  2. Looks so good !! , What brand of Jamaican Jerk sauce did you use?

  3. My family loves Jerked wings. I’ve never heard of coating them with baking powder for crispness, but I’m willing to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. 

  4. What a yummy party appetizer! Love these Shinee! Can’t wait to try them! Pinning and sharing! 

  5. Easy peasy recipe … loved it so much .. Pinned.

  6. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Awesome recipe Shinee! Never thought to make Jerk Chicken Wings 🙂 Hmm, I must see if I can find a Jerk Sauce!

  8. Oh my goodness!!! Pinned! And jealous of your trip! It’s been too long since I’ve been to Paris, so I can’t remember where we ate, but I’m sure you’ll have a lovely meal, or 6! Definitely read the book French or Foe to learn the nuances of the culture. 

  9. Hello,  While in Paris take the water taxie everywhere.  There are stops all along the good sights, and the boatride is fun!  The Eifel tower all lit at night is gorgeous!  French onion soup is a must!  Have a great trip!!!

  10. You’re going to Europe next week?!!!! AH SO FUN!!!! oh my gosh, well, I wish I had recommendations to give you . .  we did honeymoon in Paris but I can’t even begin to remember where we ate . .. I’ve never been to Rome or London. . so jealous!!! have fun! and take lots of photos!! and  these wings? Sticky, messy, and absolutely irresistible is everything I want for game day food. YUM!

  11. You’ll have a wonderful trip! I never been to Rome, but London and Paris are my two of my favorite cities on earth. They are the places that I want to go back again and again. Glad your honeymoon dream finally came true and hope you have a great trip 🙂
    The wings are definitely irresistible! I’m drooling all over my keyboard now and can’t stopping pinning!

  12. Nice! I know a certain Mr. who’d really love these. 

  13. I had never heard of the tip about baking powder – I’m definitely going to try it, with this recipe and others where I want the chicken skin to crisp up.

  14. omg I love jamaican jerk sauce so these wings are right up my alley!!

  15. This baking powder tip is so handy. I do something similar when making oven fries- sprinkle with cornstarch. Thanks for the tip!

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