Chipotle Pumpkin Wings

I was mighty skeptical about pumpkin on chicken wings. Sure, I’m in the Halloween mood, but hey, are we sure we should be messing with my beloved chicken wings? Yes, yes we should is the answer, because chipotle pumpkin wings are just flat out crazy good. There’s a wonderful smoky heat from the chipotles, with just a hint of sweetness from the pumpkin. The pumpkin flavor is there, but it’s not like you’re going to think you’re eating grandma’s favorite pumpkin pie.

The chipotle pumpkin sauce is not only great on wings, but it is just as fantastic on ribs. Personally, I like heat, so I put quite a bit of chipotle in the sauce. Tone it back or add more depending on your tastes. The pumpkin flavor is subtle, so if you want it to be more pronounced add a bit more, but go slow.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Torchbearer Chipotle Wings
Private Selection Peach Carolina Reaper Wings
Private Selection Smoked Serrano Wings

Chipotle Pumpkin Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 7 ounces chipotle sauce or 4 chipotles, chopped with some of the sauce
  • 5 tablespoons canned pumpkin

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk, heating thoroughly. Keep warm until ready to use.

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