From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
1 TBS Sweet Heat Spice Blend
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder
6½ TBS (2 oz) Jamaican Jerk Spice Blend
From the Grocer
¾ cup packed dark brown sugar, divided
5 garlic cloves
4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled & chopped
¼ cup soy sauce, divided
4 lbs chicken wings and/or drumettes
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 lime, juiced
COMBINE ¼ cup brown sugar, garlic, ginger, 1 TBS soy sauce, Sweet Heat Spice Blend, and Cayenne Pepper Powder into a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer to slow cooker.
ADD chicken and toss to combine. Cover and cook on low until fat is rendered and chicken is tender, 3½ -4½ hrs. Transfer the chicken only to a bowl and discard remaining liquid.
TURN on oven broiler with rack placed on middle position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
WHISK together Jamaican Jerk Spice Blend, tomato paste, 2 TBS water, lime juice, remaining brown sugar, and remaining soy sauce in a bowl.
COMBINE half the sauce with the now slightly cooled chicken and toss to coat. Arrange wings, skin-side-up on baking sheet. Broil until wings are slightly charred and are crisp around the edges, 12-15 mins.
FLIP chicken and brush with remaining sauce. Broil once again until done, 3-4 mins.
Yield: 10-12 servings
Total Time: 5 hrs 9 mins
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 4 hrs 49 mins
This recipe was created by Chef Stefan Pickerel, store owner of TSTE® San Francisco & Portland.