Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings

Paleo Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings

I had a fantastic Easter weekend with my family!  We always create food-love when we get together and this was no exception.  You will see some results of this in the next few weeks, but be patient.

If you're watching the comments section, you will know that I did make duck for my family, and it was fantastic – even if I didn't think it was as good as the last couple I've made.

I gave my sister a lesson in cooking omelets since it hasn't even been a year yet that she's started to like eggs in certain formats.  I got to spend a week with my sister and her family last summer and I made omelettes (yeah, I'm gonna go back and forth between spellings.  I think I'll use omelettes for the fancy ones, and omelets for more traditional looking ones…) every day filled with leftovers from the night before.  There were some creative combinations, but there was no way she wasn't going to fall in love with them after that week.  So I'm sure I can expect some kick-ass omelette-porn from her in the future.

I know that everyone says this, but when I say it, it's actually the truth: my nephews are the cutest kids in the world!  “Quarter-kids” as my sis calls them.  Doesn't have the same ring as “halfers”, but still an amazing gene cocktail in my opinion.  There were some great tickle fights, Easter egg hunting (and gobbling), an amazing amount of energy spent by all, and some cute photos.

Hopefully, you had some great Easter moments as well.  Feel free to share some (especially about Paleo magic) in the comments section.

Without further ado: Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings- wow!  I had some leftover chipotle peppers in adobo sauce from a can and really wanted some smoky, spicy, sweetness.  Holley had brought over a bunch of fresh strawberries to go with the brownies while we worked on the site, and it all just sorta came together.  To be totally honest, I didn't have the highest hopes, expecting the strawberries to be too weak to be that interesting, and even when I first tried the sauce on it's own I wasn't that excited.  But after it was baked onto the wings, I changed my tune.  And with the Paleo Ranch Dressing made from duck egg yolk… fogetaboutit!

I bet these would be killer on the BBQ as well.

And yes: I did make more Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings the very next day.  Pretty sure that was at the top of my gratitude list that day.

Paleo Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings

Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Wings

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  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 2-3 lbs
  • Category: Appies
  • Method: Oven


  • 2-3 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 3/4 cup strawberries (hulled)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Season chicken wings with salt, pepper, and chipotle powder.
  3. Melt 1 1/2 Tbsp of ghee in frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Brown chicken wings on each side, then place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes
  5. Meanwhile: in a frying pan over medium heat, sauté onions in 1/2 Tbsp ghee. Remove from heat when soft and put in blender.
  6. Add chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, cayenne powder, strawberries, maple syrup, and lime juice, and blend together until smooth.
  7. After removing chicken from oven, move wings to a mixing bowl and toss with strawberry mixture. Coat thoroughly using tongs.
  8. Return wings to the cookie sheet and place in oven for another 10 minutes to bake sauce onto chicken.
  9. Serve with Paleo Ranch Dressing to dip.

About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Mike April 22, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply


    • Raj April 22, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Damn straight Mike!

  2. Mauri April 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Theses wings look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.
    I agree – you have the cutest nephews in the world!!

    • Raj April 22, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Mauri! You’re lucky, you probably get to see them more often than I do.

  3. Devi April 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Dude, I WILL be making those in the near future. Can you take a pic of the chipotle in adobo sauce can? What am I looking for? Thanks.

  4. devi April 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    OK Made them. they were good. Real good. spicier than expected – which was great for me – but it didn’t really work for the kiddos. Freezing the left over sauce to use again. Yum.

  5. Amanda Meyer August 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious! Added it to my recipes to try list 😀

  6. Amanda Meyer August 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the redundant post – my connection timed out and I am not sure if my earlier comment went through.

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Added it to my ‘recipes to try’ list 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Raj August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm


      Don’t be sorry! We appreciate the extra effort you put into getting through to us. Bonus points!

      Make sure you let us know how it goes. I’m thinking it’d be great to do on the BBQ too (I just don’t have one at home).


  7. daddynuke August 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Made this tonight and altered it just a bit. I have a rare and magical genetic condition that prevents me from making chicken wings without garlic… so I threw 4 whole cloves in the frying pan to soften with the onions. They went in the food processor (no blender) with the rest. The strawberries gave way to blueberries, which made for a hella cool looking wing when they were finished. Boosted the lime juice to 2 Tbsp to make up for the strawberry tartness and it was a nice touch.
    Using the proportions listed this is a very potent sauce unfit for mere mortals. I backed off on the chipotle powder and cayenne powder big time and it still had a very decent kick. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the blueprint…I would never have thought of it on my own.

    • Raj August 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Oh my gosh Nuke! That sounds so awesome! I’d love to see those (and be eating them right now). Did you take Snyder photos that you could share on our social media?

  8. Teresa October 31, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    That looks like a wonderful sauce. I’d be tempted to use it as a glaze on a pork tenderloin, actually.

    • Raj October 31, 2014 at 11:26 am

      It’d be good on pork for sure!

  9. Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean October 31, 2014 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    You always come up with the craziest flavour combos! This one looks great!

    • Raj November 2, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Sarah! That’s what makes the kitchen so much fun!

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