This great combo is the perfect dish to serve at your next barbecue.

BBQ Chicken Wing Cupcakes

  • For the Muffins:
  • 2 cups Cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Cream-style Corn
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil plus 3 tablespoons for tin

For the Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Jerk Chicken Rub
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

For the Molasses Butter:

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Molasses
  • 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon

For the Wings:

  • 9 Chicken Wings
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Jerk Chicken Rub

For the Jerk Chicken Rub:

  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • For the Jerk Chicken Rub: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • For the Muffins: Preheat oven to 425F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients.  In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.  Spray muffin tin, and then pour batter into muffin tin.  
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • For the Barbecue Sauce: First, make the barbecue sauce. Mix all barbecue sauce ingredients in a small pot and simmer over a low heat for 15 - 20 minutes.  Adjust salt, if necessary. 
  • For the Molasses Butter: In a large bowl with and electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together room temperature butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and molasses until fluffy and smooth. 
  • For the Wings: Preheat a grill or grillpan to medium-high heat. Season the wings with salt, pepper and jerk chicken rub.
  • Lightly oil the grill or grillpan with olive oil and arrange wings. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer wings to a large bowl, and toss the wings in the barbecue sauce to cover.
  • For Assembly: Glaze each of the muffins with the molasses butter, and set aside. Once it has set, top with a chicken wing to serve.
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BBQ Chicken Wing Cupcakes

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