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Sense & Edibility's Grilled Caribbean Wings

Caribbean Grilled Wings

A sweet and savory guava BBQ sauce coats these flavorful grilled wings.
Equipment Needed:
Course Mains
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 tbsp +1 tsp Adobo seasoning separated
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp dried oregano separated
  • 3 packets Sazón seasoning
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp onion powder separated
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil separated
  • 3 lbs chicken wings cut into flapper and drumettes
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup guava jelly
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce optional
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • charcoal for grilling
  • chopped cilantro for garnish


  • In a large glass bowl, combine 1 tbsp of Adobo, garlic powder, 1 tbsp of oregano, sazón, 2 tbsp onion powder, pepper, vinegar and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Whisk to combine. Toss the wings into this marinade and refrigerate, covered, for 4-24 hours.
  • Once the chicken is almost finished marinating, make the sauce. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the crushed garlic for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the BBQ sauce, orange juice, jelly, hot sauce, soy sauce; and the remaining adobo, oregano, and onion powder. Whisk until smooth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove and divide into three portions.
  • Preheat a grill with oiled grates to 350°F, prepare a holding pan by lining a sheet pan with foil, have a spray bottle with water on hand for flare-ups. Place the wings on the grill and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and baste with the first portion of BBQ sauce. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Flip and baste with the same portion of BBQ sauce. Grill for 10 minutes more. Increase the heat to sear. Flip and baste with the second portion of BBQ sauce using a NEW (or cleaned) brush. Sear for 2 minutes. Flip, baste, and sear an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and allow to cool slightly. Serve with the third portion of BBQ sauce and garnish with the chopped cilantro before enjoying. 


  • Servings are based on size of wings. This may vary.
  • Wings should be marinated for 4-24 hours.
  • These wings may also be baked at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, following the same cooking and basting instructions.