Citrus Watermelon Wings

The glaze for these wings gets a kick from ground chipotle pepper and a touch of sweet from maple syrup. The end result is sure to please even the most discriminating wing lover.

Citrus Watermelon Wings
Yield: 4 servings

Watermelon glaze:
2 cups watermelon puree
3 lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 cup maple syrup (can use light version)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or to taste
Chicken:
1 1/2 cups diced watermelon
20 chicken wings or drumettes
2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 cloves minced fresh garlic

1. For the glaze, simmer ingredients together in a heavy saucepan for 20 minutes or until sauce is thick. Makes 2 cups. Keep warm.
2. For the chicken, place pieces in a large zipper lock bag with rest of the ingredients and seal tightly. Allow to marinate at least 2 hours or up to 12. Grill until cooked and arrange on a warm platter. Pour the glaze over the chicken and serve immediately.
Recipe note: Yield will vary depending on size of wings and drumettes.

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