Guava Wings

The result of one of my many food experiments. Guava Wings quickly became a customer favourite and they are a top request at cocktail and holiday parties.  Meaty chicken wings are coated in a sweet guava sauce then oven baked until they become sticky sweet garlicky morsels that fall off the bone into your watering mouth. The recipe is below.

Guava Chicken Dinner rice and peas yuca  con cebolla

14 ounces Guava paste
1 cup water
6 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
3 pounds chicken wings

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients except chicken in a small sauce pan. Slowly heat ingredients over medium heat for 15 minutes until guava paste melts completely. Stir often while cooking, to prevent burning.  Simmer for an additional 10 ot 15 minutes Whisk or stir sauce every 5 minutes during cooking. Wash chicken thoroughly while sauce cooks. Cut wings into 2 pieces or leave whole.

making guava sauce stirring guava sauce

uncooked chicken with sauce

For hard/ dry wings: arrange chicken on a baking sheet. Once guava is softened and sauce is evenly blended pour sauce over chicken and mix to coat wings. Place in on lower rack of 375 degree oven and bake for 45 minutes. Turn wings, place on top rack of over and cook for an additional 15 – 20 minutes until wing tips begin to blacken. Cool before serving

For sticky baked wings:  arrange chicken on a baking sheet. Once guava is softened and sauce is evenly blended pour sauce over chicken and mix to coat wings.  Cover with aluminum foil and place in on lower rack of 375 degree oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove cover, turn wings, place on top rack of over and cook for an additional 15 – 20 minutes until wing tips begin to blacken. Cool before serving.

sauced uncooked wings

Guava Chicken Dinner rice and peas yuca  con cebolla

guava chicken rice and peas and green beans II

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4 thoughts on “Guava Wings

  1. I would like to make this dish.Could you also use guava jam instead of paste? Here in London, United Kingdom, I have not seen guava paste. If so. how much. Thanks

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