I cannot believe it is over three years since my husband and I spent an amazing two weeks in Florida on our honeymoon. If I close my eyes right now I can still feel the warmth of the Floridian sea on my skin. We have fantastic memories of long walks on endless sandy beaches, sipping delicious cocktails by moonlight and dancing to our favourite songs. We also really enjoyed the food. We found an amazing revolving tower restaurant on St. Pete’s Beach called “Spinners” and we loved it so much that we went back there twice! We came back to Ireland to start our new life together with quite a few new inspired recipes including one for an amazing barbecue sauce for chicken wings. Unfortunately that sauce, as delicious as it was was loaded with sugar and other illegal ingredients so when I quit gluten, grains and refined sugar I took to my kitchen to develop a new barbecue sauce that we could all enjoy together. The result is pretty delicious and still brings me back to those wonderful weeks spent Stateside.
A great thing about this sauce is that it can dress up chicken wings or drumsticks which are relatively cheap cuts of meat compared to chicken breasts. Let’s face it: eating clean can be so expensive. If our budget is tight, I will buy more cheap cuts of chicken than chicken breasts but I will always buy free range. I’m always on the look out for special offers in my local supermarket and sometimes I find a pack of seven free range chicken wings reduced to 2 euro. They will be close to their sell-by date so I will either cook that day of freeze for later. This is a great recipe for a starter served with my baked chicken wings if you are having guests over although it can be a little messy. Don’t forget the finger bowl and lots and lots of napkins 🙂
This recipes makes 4 cups of bbq sauce using as a base my homemade ketchup. It is easily doubled or tripled if you are catering for a large group and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for longer. You can find the recipe for how to cook my chicken wings/drumsticks here.