Chef and Cookbook Author, Rick Rodgers, developed this wonderful appetizer recipe that is sure to become an entertaining favorite. Fresh raspberries add a wonderful twist to these easy and tasty chicken wingettes. The slightly sweet and spicy glaze could also work with salmon or on a roasted pork loin.
- 1 Tbsp. canola oil
- 1/2 Cup minced yellow onion
- 2 Packages (6 ounces or 1 1/3 cups each) Driscoll's Raspberries
- 1/3 Cup plus 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. light molasses
- 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 Tsp. hot red pepper sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 lbs. chicken wingettes
- 2 Tablespoons chili or Madras-style curry powder
- 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
- Vegetable oil spray for the baking sheet
Heat the oil in heavy-bottomed, medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the raspberries, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard and hot red pepper sauce and bring to a simmer. Note: for a less spicy sauce reduce amount of hot red pepper sauce to 1/4 teaspoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until the raspberries are soft and the juices are slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender. With the blender lid ajar, puree the raspberry mixture. Separate into two portions and let cool. Reserve one portion for the glaze and one for dipping later.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with the oil.
Pat the chicken wingettes dry with a paper towel then toss them in chili powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Spread on the baking sheet. Roast, turning once, until the wings are browned and show no sign of pink when pieced at the bone with the tip of a knife, about 35 minutes. Brush with some of the sauce and roast until glazed, about 2 1/2 minutes. Turn, brush with more sauce, and bake until glazed, about 2 1/2 minutes longer. Transfer remaining sauce to a small serving bowl. Transfer the wings to a platter and serve warm, with remaining sauce for dipping.