Thursday, 3 May 2012

Heinz Barbecue Sauce recipe #1 : Marinated Chicken Wings

 Well, as I told you here, we've been trying out the new Barbecue Sauces from Heinz and the first recipe that we were asked to test was for Marinated Chicken Wings. This is the official photo to show what we were aiming for :

The recipe is below and was surprisingly easy to make.

Marinated Chicken Wings

 For the marinade:
 10 chicken wings, tips removed and cut in half
 A sprinkle of hot chilli powder
 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce
 1 tbsp runny honey
5 tbsp Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce, and extra to serve

 To serve:
400g potato wedges, cooked
75g mixed salad leaves
 Parsley or red chilli, chopped


Place the chicken wings into a large food bag with the remaining ingredients apart from 2 tablespoons of the Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce and toss together.

 Seal the bag and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

 Place on a rack over a baking tray and cook in a pre heated 200C, fan 180C, gas 6 oven for 30 minutes, turning half way.

Turn the oven up to 240C, fan 220C, gas 9.

Brush the wings with the remaining sauce on both sides and bake for a further 10 minutes until sticky.

Serve with a pot of Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce to dip the wings into, jacket wedges and leaf salad and garnish the wings with chopped parsley or chopped red chilli for extra spice.

Well, here are ours !

I didn't actually leave them to marinate for very long - probably about an hour and a half, while I sorted out the kids' bath time and the laundry ! - but the smoky flavour still came through to the meat and the chicken was lovely and tender and juicy. I did baste the chicken with a bit of extra marinade several times during the cooking time which probably helped.

This was lovely cooked in the oven but I would also love to try this on the barbecue with other grilled meats such as ribs or juicy steaks. I am also very tempted to try pouring some of the marinade over a whole roast chicken to see how it would come out.

We'll be trying the Ultimate Barbecue Baked Beans and a Barbecue Chicken and Bacon Pizza next so watch this space to see how we get on !

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Disclosure : I received two bottles of Heinz Barbecue Sauce as well as a delivery of ingredients in order to try out the recipes from the Heinz website.

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  1. sounds nice, they were offering a bottle to 1000 people somewhere on the net the other day, but dont know if I have been succesful till one turns up