Food Network Star-winner Eddie Jackson knows how to gear up for a big football game whether he's on the field or off. He played in the NFL for four seasons (he's a former Patriots cornerback), and now he owns a food truck, so he has plenty of experience cooking in parking lots. His tailgate go-to: chicken wings made with rum, soy sauce and one of his favorite ingredients, habanero chile peppers.
Recipe courtesy of Eddie Jackson
Save Recipe Print
Spicy Rum Chicken Wings
Total:
5 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
5 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Make the marinade: Combine the rum, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, scallions, habaneros, ginger, allspice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.

Place the wings in a resealable plastic bag and add the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, then turn the bag over to completely coat the wings. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight, turning the bag once or twice.

Drain the wings, reserving the marinade. Bring the marinade to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced by about half, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare a charcoal grill by placing coals on half of the grill. Light the charcoal and wait for the embers to become white. (Add your favorite wood or wood chips at this point.) Replace the grate and put the wings on the cooler side of the grill.

Cover with the lid and cook until the juices run clear, 30 to 45 minutes.

Remove the wings from the grill and toss with the reduced marinade. Place the wings on the grill over direct heat and cook, turning frequently, until the sauce has caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with chopped scallions and serve with lime wedges.

Photograph by Levi Brown

Step Inside the Fantasy Kitchen

Take tour of Food Network Fantasy Kitchen with designer Shea McGee.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pat's Spicy Fried Wings

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Orange Glazed Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Sticky Baked Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories