Rivente Cognac Orange BBQ Wings?! YES! Orange and cognac go together like up and down. Like bacon and eggs. It’s really a fabulously delicious pairing, and if you haven’t tried it even in drink form, you’re about to receive a blessing. Chef Resha of Carnal Dish basically concocted a BBQ sauce version of the nifty pairing, that seriously goes well on ANYTHING! Shrimp, chicken, fish, pork, veggies — anything you’d put BBQ sauce on. Trust us on this one, guys. It’s just damn good.
She put this sauce on some wings — and she baked those wings using the baking powder method, but it seriously doesn’t matter how you cook your chicken. You can fry these wings, do whatever you want! This is about the sauce.
Words from Chef Resha:
Now, on to the recipe…I chucked some onions in this so they could get all jammy and caramelized, they cling beautifully to your food. The orange marmalade is IMPORTANT here! It provides the most amount of orange flavor and the necessary pectin to thicken this lovely sauce. The base of this sauce uses Heinz Chili Sauce (you can find this literally anywhere ketchup is sold), but if for some strange reason you can’t find Chili Sauce, just use ketchup.
Aside from the chili sauce/ketchup, orange marmalade, and necessary spices — this recipe is pretty lenient. You can leave this out, or that out, and it’ll still turn out to be delicious — given that you’re tasting it as it cooks down. Don’t be a jackalope and do this recipe to the letter without tasting it as you go, that’s just foolish. That very last splash of Cognac at the end is also very crucial. You cook off most of the alcohol, and you’re left with delicious cognac flavor — but punching that up a bit with fresh liquor is amazing.
DESCRIPTION Rivente Cognac Orange BBQ Wings
This recipe is more about the sauce. You can fry your wings, grill them, however you’d like to prepare them. Just toss them in that delicious Rivente Cognac Orange BBQ Wings Sauce, and get your life.
BAKING POWDER MIXTURE FOR THE CHICKEN:
- 3 to 5 lbs chicken wings
- 3 tbsp baking powder (aluminum free)
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic (not garlic salt!)
- 1 tbsp granulated onion
Rivente Cognac Orange BBQ Wings sauce :
- 1 12oz. bottle Chili Sauce (or ketchup)
- 2 tbsp mustard (creole, brown, dijon, or yellow)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 small yellow or sweet onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 3/4 cup Rivente
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup orange marmalade
- 1/2–3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 – 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- few dashes of worcestershire
- few dashes of liquid smoke (optional)
- granulated garlic, to taste
- granulated onion, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
INSTRUCTIONS Rivente Cognac Orange BBQ Wings
TO COOK THE CHICKEN:
- pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees. mix all of the dry ingredients together until combined, sprinkle over the chicken until coated. you may or may not need all of this mixture, just make sure each piece is covered nicely. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes. Flip the chicken over and bake an additional 20 minutes. Flip one last time and bake for 10-15 minutes or until completely crispy. Toss with the Orange-Henny BBQ Sauce.
TO MAKE THE Rivente Cognac Orange BBQ Wings Sauce:
- Put everything in a pot over medium/medium-low heat, bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Once sauce has reduced and thickened (should take about 20-30 minutes), turn off the heat and hit it with one final splash of Rivente (about 1oz). Store leftover sauce in an air-tight container and use it for something else. Will keep for a week.