Chile-Marinated Chicken Wings

Prep time: 20 minutes, 2 hour marinade, 16-18min grill



  • 16 count or about 2 1/2 lbs chicken wings, tips removed


  • 4 dried pasilla chili peppers
  • 2 Tbl canola oil
  • 1/2 cup catsup
  • 3 Tbl soy sauce
  • 2 Tbl basalmic vinegar
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Marinade: Stem and seed the chiles before sectioning into 2" strips. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over high heat. Add the chilis to teh warming oil and toast until the begin to change color. Remove chiles and oil to a small bowl and cover with 1 cup of hot water to soak the chiles for 30 minutes. Blend mixture in blender or food processor with remaining ingredients until smooth.

Bag marinde chicken for about 2 hours before discarding marinade and grilling over direct medium heat until chicken is cooked through, 16-18 minutes.