Ingredients for 4 servings
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup cola
1 jalapeno, finely minced (discard the seeds)
1 ½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 pounds chicken wings
freshly ground black pepper
juice of 2 limes
To make the glaze:
In a small sauce pan, bring the soda, lime juice, brown sugar and the minced jalapeno to a boil over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer until the mixture is syrupy, about 30 minutes; keep warm over low heat.
To prepare the wings:
Cut off the wing tip (reserve the tips to make stock), and separate the wings at the joint. Place the wing pieces in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour about half the glaze over the wings and toss to coat. Keep the remaining sauce warm over low heat.
To bake the wings:
Position an oven rack 4 inches below the broiler element in the oven. Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the glazed wing on the baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes per side, brushing twice on each side with the reserved glaze. Transfer to a platter.