Henny wings?! YES! Orange and cognac go together like up and down. Like Homer and D’oh! Like bacon and eggs. It’s really a fabulously delicious pairing, and if you haven’t tried it even in drink form, you’re about to receive a blessing. I’ve basically concocted a BBQ sauce version of the nifty pairing, that seriously goes well on ANYTHING! Shrimp, chicken, fish, pork, veggies — anything you’d put BBQ sauce on. I need you to trust me on this one, guys. It’s just damn good.
For the video, I put this sauce on some wings — and I baked those wings using the baking powder method, but it seriously doesn’t matter how you cook your chicken. You can fry these wings, do whatever you want! This is about the sauce.
- Q: I don’t have any Hennessy, could I use another cognac?
- A: Yes.
- Q: I don’t like cognac, could I use something else?
- A: You can do whatever the hell you want. Bourbon would be dope, too.
- Q: Can I fry my wings or grill instead?
- A: Absolutely!!!
Now, on to the recipe…I chucked some onions in this so they could get all jammy and caramelized, they cling beautifully to your food. The orange marmalade is IMPORTANT here! Do not skip it, it provides the most amount of orange flavor and the necessary pectin to thicken this lovely sauce. The base of this sauce uses Heinz Chili Sauce (you can find this literally anywhere ketchup is sold), but if for some strange po’dunk reason you can’t find Chili Sauce, just use ketchup. Aside from the chili sauce/ketchup, orange marmalade, and necessary spices — this recipe is pretty lenient. You can leave this out, or that out, and it’ll still turn out to be delicious — given that you’re tasting it as it cooks down. Don’t be a jackalope and do this recipe to the letter without tasting it as you go, that’s just foolish. That very last splash of Hennessy at the end is also very crucial. You cook off most of the alcohol, and you’re left with delicious cognac flavor — but punching that up a bit with fresh liquor is amazing.
Okay so back to the recipe, enjoy you guys! Check out the video for how it’s made.