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Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings

Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings are coated in a super easy sweet and spicy glaze made with a jar of pepper jelly. They are great for gameday!

Pepper Jelly Wings on serving plate with bowl of ranch.

Pepper Jelly

Pepper Jelly is one of my favorite southern condiments. It is mostly sweet with a little kick from peppers. You want a jar of red pepper jelly for this recipe, NOT green pepper jelly. There are many different brands of pepper jelly available and they really vary in heat and flavor. I typically use Braswell’s or Stonewall Kitchen.

Bake The Wings

The wings first get baked in a 400 degree oven until cooked through and crispy. Then they get tossed with glaze and broiled briefly to crisp them up some and really seal the glaze on them.

Wings on baking rack after being baked.

Use A Rack

I like to set the wings on a rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. They get crispier since the air can circulate under them. It’s totally ok to cook them directly on the baking sheet if you don’t have a rack.

Easy Glaze

The 3-ingredient glaze is so easy. Just heat a jar of pepper jelly with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of butter.

Wings being tossed with papper jelly glaze in a bowl.

Recommended Equipment for Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings

  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Baking Rack- I use this Checkered Chef Baking Rack.
  • Tongs- useful for placing the chicken wings on the baking rack and removing them.

Spice Them Up

Some pepper jellies are not very spicy. To add a little more heat, add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the glaze.

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Pepper Jelly Wings on a serving plate.

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Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings

Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings are coated in a super easy sweet and spicy glaze made with a jar of pepper jelly. They are great for gameday!
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 48 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup pepper jelly
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place a metal rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.
    Spray rack with cooking spray.
  • Cut off and discard the wingtip from each wing and then cut wings into flapper and drummette pieces.
  • Season wings with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place on the metal rack.
    Bake for 45 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  • Meanwhile, heat pepper jelly, vinegar, and butter in a small saucepan until warm.
  • When wings are done, toss them in a large bowl with the sauce. Return to the metal rack and broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden in spots.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: gameday, pepper jelly

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