Recipe: Caribbean Rum Glazed Baked Chicken Wings {#CaptainsTable}

by Cate on January 28, 2014

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My friend Joe came over for a quick bite to eat on Saturday night and I made wings. Wings are a perfect “guy food,” but, truth be told, I didn’t make them for him. I made them for me. I am, admittedly, a very late adopter to the world of wings, but I finally converted. The Ex always loved them, and I made them for him, and Nick does as well; somewhere along the way, over the last few years particularly, I finally saw the light. To the point that I actually have a Pinterest board dedicated to all things wings, and we’re slowly making our way through countless recipes.

Because. You know, finger food. Always a favorite. Late adopter or not.

This particular recipe was born out of an upcoming deadline for a client. The folks that I’ve been working with at Captain Morgan wanted a recipe that is perfect for upcoming Super Bowl parties. And, well, I’m not sure it gets more perfect than wings. Am I right, or am I right? But eschewing common cooking methods of frying the wings, I wanted to do something a little healthier. A quick blend of a few spices for an easy rub, these wings are broiled in the oven and then glazed. This way, you get the crispiness of something that is fried … without frying it.

Winner winner, chicken dinner.

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The slightly sweet glaze featuring Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum gives it that messy wing vibe that we know and love, and a little dunk in bleu cheese dressing brings it all home.

Super simple to make, 25 minutes from start to finish, these Caribbean Rum Glazed Baked Chicken Wings are the perfect thing for Sunday’s kick-off … or any other day you need to satisfy your finger food craving or newest obsession with wings.

You know, like me.

Hungry for more Game Day food?
Your guests will go crazy for this Hot Bacon & Cheese Dip.
These Game Day Nachos are filling enough to make a meal out of.
Buffalo Chicken Dip, a house favorite. Love.this.stuff.
Although it has a terrible picture, back from the days when I was a newbie, this Interstate Chili from Food Network’s Sunny Anderson is perfect.

Hungry for more Captain Morgan recipes?
We love this Banana Bread with Rum Infused Raisins, so moist and so delicious.
This Caramel and Toasted Rum Cake with Candied Walnuts is a show stopper, and a perfect, easy recipe for simple entertaining.

If you tweet, Instagram, facebook, or pin this recipe, be sure to add the hashtag #CaptainsTable. Because the kind folks at Captain Morgan will donate $1 for every share to WhyHunger.

Caribbean Rum Glazed Baked Chicken Wings
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley


Rum glaze
1-1/2 cups Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
pinch of salt
pinch of ground black pepper

Heat rum, brown sugar, cayenne, salt, and chili powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat and cook until reduced by half. Remove pan from heat and whisk in butter.

Preheat broiler. Lay out wings on greased baking sheet in single layer. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Coat with the mixed rub ingredients. Broil for 25 minutes, turning wings over every five minutes, until meat is cooked through, and skin is crispy. Remove from oven and toss with rum glaze. Serve with bleu cheese dipping sauce.

I was compensated to create this recipe as part of my ongoing work with Captain Morgan.

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Joanne January 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

Wings are definitely a superbowl classic! i love the sound of this glaze! The rum gives it an even more festive touch.
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meredith in sock monkey slippers January 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

delicious wings!


Kailley @ Kailley's Kitchen January 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

Ohmigosh, these sound great! I’ve had a handle of Captain Morgan sitting in my cupboard for AGES– I think I finally found the perfect use for it!
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Lauren @ Healthy Delicious January 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

Yum! I can almost feel the stickiness on my fingers just looking at the photos. Love these!
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Angie January 29, 2014 at 11:24 am

These wings look too good!


patsyk January 30, 2014 at 9:37 am

I’m so gonna try broiling wings in the oven and then slathering them with a finger-licking sauce like this! Yum!
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ajhazel October 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Great recipe. Loved it!!!!!


Camilla November 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

im definitely trying this recipe


Debra jean June 19, 2015 at 6:52 am

This recipes doesn’t indicate how many wings to use?


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