Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings – #HotSummerEats

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I’ve been on such a huge hot wing kick they’ve practically been coming out of my ears. So of course when I was asked on social networking what I would make with Not Ketchup’s Cherry Chipotle sauce, I immediately wanted to make hot wings with it, because -hello- it says “chipotle” on the bottle. That does mean hot, right?!
Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
And when I received my Cherry Chipotle sauce for our #HotSummerEats event, the first thing I did was taste it. It was delicious-sweet and tangy with the kicker spice. Yes the sauce was made for hot wings. And hot wings are made for summer.
Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Caribeque also sponsored our event with a bottle of Calypso Kick seasoning. This jerk style seasoning complements any meal or side or appetizer with its bold flavor. So naturally I paired shoestring vegetables with the chicken wings to create a bed of deliciousness. The shoestring vegetables were so delicious that my four-year-old kept sneaking bites. He had no idea he was eating onions and zucchini!
Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
My favorite part about these recipes-they are so simple to prepare! If these recipes sounds good to you, please enter the contest here for your chance to win the products used and more! And for more recipes from this event check out these ideas from other bloggers below.
Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Prepare the shoestring onions and zucchini to marinate before making the chicken wings. Begin by slicing the onions thinly with a mandolin and separating the rings. Using a vegetable spiralizer,  spiral cut the zucchini. Whisk together the milk, lemon juice, and seasoning and add the onions and zucchini to soak. Set aside and prepare the chicken wings.
Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So, so good!

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Coating the vegetables with flour and spice.

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Frying the coated vegetables.

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Draining the shoestring vegetables-so tasty with Calypso Kick!

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cut the wings on the joints with ease.

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Coat the wings in the flavorful sauce.

 

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 705 calories

Fat 39 g

Carbs 50 g

Protein 37 g

6

Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings and Caribeque Shoestrings

Ingredients

    For the Chicken Wings

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 6 Tb butter
  • 1/2 cup Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sauce
  • 1/2-1 tsp Caribeque Calypso Kick (optional)
  • 5-8 dashes tabasco sauce (optional)
  • For the Shoestring Vegetables

  • 2 small onions, sliced thin
  • 2 zucchinis spiralized
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tb lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Caribeque Calypso Kick
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Caribeque Calypso Kick
  • dash salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the shoestring onions and zucchini to marinate before making the chicken wings. Begin by slicing the onions thinly with a mandolin and separating the rings. Using a vegetable spiralizer, spiral cut the zucchini.
  2. Whisk together the milk, lemon juice, and seasoning and add the onions and zucchini to soak. Set aside and prepare the chicken wings.
  3. Fill a large skillet with about 1-2 inches of oil or a deep fryer and heat to 350°F or medium high heat.
  4. Cut the chicken wing tips from the chicken wings along the joint and discard. Cut the drum from the wing along the joint.
  5. Fry the chicken wing portions until golden brown about 10 to 15 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan melt the butter and whisk in Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sauce, 1/2-1 tsp Caribeque Calypso Kick (optional) and a few dashes of Tabasco sauce (optional).
  7. Toss the chicken wings in the sauce and heat through. Place in the oven to keep warm.
  8. Return to the onion and zucchini strings. Combine the flour and seasonings in a large bowl and whisk together.
  9. Using tongs, grab a that small amount of the vegetable mixture and shake off the liquid. Toss lightly in the flour mixture and shake off excess.
  10. Drop the coated vegetables into the same oil pot that was used for the chicken and fry until light golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel to drain and sprinkle with dash salt.
  11. Continue frying in batches until all vegetables are fried, drained and seasoned.
  12. To serve, place a pile of shoestring vegetables and top with 3 to 4 chicken wings per person.

This post was sponsored by Not Ketchup and Caribeque. I received one bottle of Cherry Chipotle Sauce and a seasoning bottle of Calypso Kick from the sponsors for participating in #HotSummerEats. No additional compensation was received by me. All opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to substitute the branded ingredients as needed with a like for like product.

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