As soon as I saw a squeeze bottle of Secret Aardvark habanero sauce in the grocery store I knew it would make for the best wing sauce. Oh, yes, it’s great on and in a lot of recipes, for sure. But on wings, it’s crazy good. And darned spicy for that matter. It has a fantastic consistency to it. It’s not too thin or thick. It sticks to your wings. And your fingers. You taste tomato, onion, carrots… and definitely habanero.
Secret Aardvark habanero wings are what Buffalo wings want to be like when they grow up. Oh, ain’t nothing wrong with Buffalo wings, not at all. But for something a bit different, and definitely a bit spicier, try this sauce on wings and you’ll love it.
I don’t normally like to eat chicken wings that are so blazingly hot that you fall to the floor and curl up into a fetal position. I like great flavor with a bit of heat. These fire-eater habanero wings can satisfy your craving for serious heat, or if you’re like me, satisfy your craving for tasty, slightly hot, wings. It’s all in the amount of habanero sauce you add. For me, that means just enough to make my lips tingle and my eyes water. These wings came out fantastic, and are by far my favorite hot-and-spicy wings.
I cooked these Fire-Eater habanero wings using the Vortex insert on my Weber Performer grill. The end result are perfectly cooked wings, with nice crunchy skin, and great cooked-over-fire flavor
One thing that I love about chicken wings is that there isn’t just one perfect combination of rub. Or sauce. There are an infinite number of great wings. These Anchonero Hot BBQ wings are just another example of a perfect combination of a spicy southwestern rub and sauce.
A little heat and a little sweet, you’d think I hadn’t eaten in a month when I devoured these Anchonero hot BBQ wings. ‘Anchonero’ is a combination of ‘ancho’ and ‘habenero’ chiles. You get great chile pepper flavor in every bite, that’s for sure. I found the spice level to be great, not too hot but definitely not mild either.
The Anchonero rub and BBQ sauce i used on these wings comes from AlbuKirky Seasonings, in yep, you guessed it, Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have lots of southwestern-flavored rubs and sauces and jellies. Check them out, you’ll love them all!