I got this recipe from one of my grilling magazines and it looked really good so I wanted to try it. I think from now on all I will be doing is grilling as the weather has been real hot for a while now.
Cherry Coke Chicken Wings
1 (12 oz) can Cherry Coke or other cherry cola
2 tbsp. chopped ginger
1/4 cup cherry preserves
24 chicken drummettes (not pictured)
salt and pepper to taste in the marinade
For the marinade in a small saucepan, combine the cola, ginger, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Biol gently, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Cool slightly. Transfer 1/2 cup of the mixture to a small bowl, stir in preserves. Cover and chill until needed.
Place chicken in a zip lock bag, pour the remaining marinade over the chicken. Seal bag and marinate at least 2 hours, preferably more. Turning the bag occasionally….Drain chicken, discard the marinade.
Preheat grill. Grill on medium heat for 45 minutes, or until no longer pink, turning once. During the last 10 minutes of cooking brush with the remaining marinade.
**I made a separate batch as a dipping sauce but I put in a pinch of cornstarch to make it nice and thick. When you are making a slurry you need to take about a teaspoon of cornstarch and add it to about 1/4 cup of water, mix it up and then add it to boiling liquid. It must be boiling otherwise it won’t thicken up.