Monday, 30 April 2012

Heinz New Barbecue Sauces Chicken Wing Marinade

Not sure I am going to see BBQ weather this year, judging by the rain, so heavy it would have had Noah speeding up his Ark building!  It won't stop me making lots of marinades, dips and all the yummy goodies we love, we will dine indoors instead.
Heinz have helped this along by creating two new barbecue sauces and they asked me to try them out in some recipes. A pizza, luxury beans on toast and a marinated chicken wings below.
 Heinz Classic Barbecue Sauce and Heinz Sticky Barbecue Sauce are made thick enough to  still top your burger, but light enough to use as a marinade especially for chicken. Its a classic flavour for chicken and so I started with the marinated chicken recipe as soon as the ingredients arrived.

I wanted to let the flavours really get into the chicken so I left mine in the fridge overnight. It all went into a bag and was very simple.

The next day I added them onto my grill rack and popped over a baking tray, using foil meant it was a doddle to clean up after.

The chicken smelt fantastic while cooking and I recommend the last brushing with marinade for the sticky texture.

The dish was well received by the family, I liked the smoky taste, not so keen on the sweet honey but that's really a personal taste as I am not so keen on sweet with savoury, but it was well covered by the chilli kick. Everybody else raved about it, Paige has requested I make it with chicken breast portions next, Chris said he wants ribs, so its a definite make again, for me because it was just so simple!

Chicken Wing Marinade

For the marinade:
10 chicken wings, tips removed and cut in half

A sprinkle of hot chilli powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp runny honey
5 tbsp Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce, and extra to serve

To serve:
400g potato wedges, cooked
75g mixed salad leaves
Parsley or red chilli, chopped

Place the chicken wings into a large food bag with the remaining ingredients apart from 2 tablespoons of the Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce and toss together.
Seal the bag and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Place on a rack over a baking tray and cook in a pre heated 200C, fan 180C, gas 6 oven for 30 minutes, turning half way.
Turn the oven up to 240C, fan 220C, gas 9. Brush the wings with the remaining sauce on both sides and bake for a further 10 minutes until sticky.
Serve with a pot of Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce to
dip the wings into, jacket wedges and leaf salad and
garnish the wings with chopped parsley or chopped red
chilli for extra spice.


  1. OMG This is on my list for tomorrow! A great revie (deserving a Klout!) Your blog is always so full of wonderful recipe ideas!!! I'm forever giving them a shot! Thank you Jo!

  2. That chicken looks amazing!! Not surprised it was well received lol!

  3. Yum, looks gorgeous - I'll be trying these out very soon too so hopefully mine will turn out as lovely as yours !

  4. Well thats Thursday's evening meal sorted then! Have a few over for dinner on Thursdays as its poker night here, but I feed them up first so this with some veg & chips or mash not decided yet, but probably chips and they will all be happy enough to give me their money LOL.
    I love our Thursday nights as the kids are getting older we spend less & less time eating as a whole at the table so this gives me an excuse to catch up on what they have been upto in the week. Have quite a few of their friends over too so its a good fun night for us all.

  5. Aww sounds fun Jaycee. these will go great.

  6. Yummy! Will try these soon - waiting for good weather!

  7. so simple but sounds lovely- jo you are a domestic goddess

  8. It's almost as if I could taste the marinated chicken from here. They turned out to be very juicy and delicious, good job on the successful cooking. And I also appreciate you posting the recipe for it. Don't ever let the rain stop you from making the perfect grills of the occasion.

  9. They sound great, and that picture just made my stomach rumble!

  10. Looks so yummy! And looks easy to make too, love the idea of marinading in a bag, saves a lot of mess and washing up!

  11. that looks right up my street I had no idea they made these :)