When life gives you fruit preserves, make jammin' boneless BBQ wings?
Let's make boneless BBQ wings!
Yes! It's a thing.
In my house, boneless BBQ wings are definitely a favorite, but we've never tried making them ourselves. I mean, I've never tried making them.
But today, it just felt right. And of course, I wanted to see how they'd turn out by baking them, instead of frying.
And we all know that's not always an easy task.
But I tell ya, these wings turned out phenomenally!
I breaded chicken breast chunks with flour, egg wash and Panko, then baked them in a 400 degree oven until super crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside (a short 8-10 minutes does the trick).
They're just the perfect lil nuggets, you guys! Who needs a deep fryer?
There is no better way to use up the jam in your fridge than on this stellar BBQ sauce
And what are wings without a delicious BBQ sauce? Nothing, actually.
Today's BBQ sauce is pretty special. It didn't come out of a bottle (I won't lie... we do use bottled BBQ around here), but it was absolutely worth the 3 minutes it took to whisk together and the 15 minutes it took to simmer until perfectly thick.
Basically the sauce came together while I breaded and baked the wings, so it all worked out.
I use apple preserves in the fall, and berry in the summer. And let me tell you - either way, they turned out so, so good.
I used the whole jar of preserves, some ketchup, apple cider and balsamic vinegars, brown sugar and honey, adobo sauce and Worcestershire.
The perf balance of sweet, tangy & smoky. And then you give the wings a gentle toss in the homemade BBQ, and voila!
Best. Dinner. Ever.
Oh, and don't forget to dip 'em in homemade ranch. Just sayin'.Print
Jammin' Boneless BBQ Wings
Homemade boneless wings with a jammy barbeque sauce.
- Prep Time: 15-20 mins
- Cook Time: 20-25 mins
- Total Time: 35-45 mins
- Yield: Serves 4
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove-Top, Baking
- Cuisine: American
- ¾ cup fruit preserves
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle chilies)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Dash liquid hickory smoke (optional)
- Dash each coarse salt and ground black pepper
- 1-pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- Heat a medium saucepan to medium-high heat. Whisk in all BBQ sauce ingredients. Allow to simmer 20-30 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack.
- In a medium mixing bowl, toss cubes of chicken breast with salt and pepper. Then toss with flour until coated.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. In a separate small mixing bowl, add Panko breadcrumbs. Dip flour coated chicken cubes into egg/milk mixture, then Panko. Line on wire rack and coat wings with cooking spray. Bake 8-10 minutes, until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees, and exterior is browned and crispy. Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool.
- Toss chicken wings in BBQ sauce and serve with ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
Cooking Tip: Make the BBQ sauce ahead of time and store it up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: ¼ of recipe
- Calories: 428
- Sugar: 40g
- Sodium: 561mg
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 70g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 29g
- Cholesterol: 163mg
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