Guava Barbecue Wings
Updated: Jul 16
We bring you a healthier Puerto Rican version of BBQ wings. They are perfectly seasoned and baked to golden perfection! These baked wings are still super crunchy and we add the sweet touch of guava to the BBQ sauce. They are so delicious! No need to order delivery anymore.
2 lbs chicken wings prepared (cut in three sections and tips discarded)
2 tsp adobo
¼ tsp garlic salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
Guava BBQ Sauce
5 oz guava paste
½ cup ketchup
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbs vinegar
½ tsp mustard
½ tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp garlic Powder
¼ cup water
Salt to taste
We are starting with the chicken wings already prepared, so we are going to get right into flavoring the wings. Add the chicken wings to a large mixing bowl, then sprinkle half of the paprika, adobo, cumin and garlic salt on to the chicken and mix thoroughly with a spoon. We are trying to make sure that all of the wings get flavored equally. Then, add the remaining paprika, adobo, cumin and garlic salt and mix thoroughly one more time.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. We are going to bake the wings in a large baking tray covered with parchment paper. The parchment paper will prevent the wings from sticking, which will make it much easier for us to flip the wings and we won’t loose any meat.
Add all of the wings to the baking tray, leaving a little space between each of them.
With the oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit, place the baking tray in the center rack and bake for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, take the tray out of the oven and flip all of the wings. Place the tray back in the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
While the wings are cooking, we will prepare the guava sauce. Turn on the stove to medium high. Add all of the guava sauce ingredients to a large pot, guava paste, ketchup, garlic salt, paprika, soy sauce, vinegar, mustard and water. Do not add the salt yet. Continuously mix the sauce until it starts boiling, then bring the temperature down to medium and continue to stir until all of the guava paste is incorporated and the sauce is smooth. This will take a few minutes. Once the sauce is smooth, then taste the sauce and adjust for salt if necessary. Turn off the stove and put the sauce aside.
Back to the wings, once the 20 minutes are over, then remove the baking tray from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Flip all of the wings one more time and coat the top side with guava sauce. Add as much or as little as you like. Some people like their wings extra saucy and with this delicious sauce, I totally understand, you want to smother the wings as much as possible.
When the oven reaches 425 degrees fahrenheit, place the tray back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. This will allow the wings to get crispy on the outside. After the 10 minutes are over, remove the tray from the oven and flip the wings one last time and coat the top of the wings with guava sauce.
Put the tray back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. We want to make sure that both sides are equally crispy.
After the 10 minutes are up, take the tray out of the oven and let the wings rest for about 5 to 10 minutes before enjoying them.
Check out our instructional video, showing how to make this recipe step-by-step HERE.