Yeany’s Maple Recipe of the Week: Maple Chipotle Chicken Wings

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Maple Chipotle Chicken Wings


For spice rub:

2 tsp. olive oil to coat wings
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 ½ teaspoons maple sugar

For sauce:

6 slices of bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon grated shallot
2 teaspoons chipotle chilies minced (from can of chipotles in adobo sauce)
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
¼ cup bourbon
½ cup maple syrup


~Preheat oven to 350.

~Place chicken wings in a large bowl and drizzle with oil to coat.

~Whisk together all dry ingredients from spice rub in a small bowl. Add spice rub to chicken, using your hands to coat wings evenly. Let rest for 15-20 minutes.

~Prepare a pan for the oven by lining with foil (for easy clean-up), and placing a wire rack in the pan. Place chicken wings skin side down in single layer on rack, and bake for 40 minutes in center of oven, turning wings over after 20 minutes.

~Turn over once more and broil for 4-5 minutes for crispy skin.

~While wings are baking, prepare the sauce.

~Cook bacon in a sauce pan over medium heat until lightly browned then remove from pan. Add garlic and shallots to pan and cook for 2 minutes or until softened. Add chilies and cook for 2 more minutes. Add remaining sauce ingredients and return bacon to the pan. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to a simmer for 15 minutes to combine the flavors. Set aside.

~When wings are done, cover with sauce and provide extra sauce for dipping.

Yeany’s Maple Syrup and other maple products can be found at the following locations:

Divani Chocolatier, Foxburg
Haller’s Store, Tionesta
Visitors Center, Tionesta
The Little Store, East Hickory
Leeper Market, Leeper
Country Farm Supply, Knox
Hirsch’s Meats, Kossuth
Tom’s Meats, Brookville
Thomas Meats, Saxonburg
Pajer’s Farm Market, Sarver
Clarion River Organics, Sligo
The Pittsburgh Public Market
Farm Truck Foods, Beaver
Trax Farms, Finleyville
*O’Neil’s, Clarion River Hill (new location)
*Giant Eagle Market District, Pittsburgh (new location)
**Zacherl Farms (coming soon!)

Cooking With Maple Products by Dave Yeany

Cooking with Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup is slightly sweeter than cane sugar. It contains 62 calories per tablespoon as opposed to 54 calories per tablespoon for sugar. But – you use less maple syrup.

To use maple syrup in cooking: substitute 3/4 cup of syrup for each cup of sugar and reduce the liquid in the recipe by 3 tablespoons.

When using Maple Syrup to replace granulated white sugar, first make sure that using the liquid maple syrup will not hurt the recipe.

There is roughly the same amount of sugar in a cup of maple syrup as there is in a cup of granulated white sugar. Using the cup of maple syrup in place of the white sugar adds extra 3.7 ounces (1/3 to 1/2 cup) of liquid to the recipe. To balance the liquid in the recipe, you need to reduce other liquids in the recipe, typically water or milk, by the same amount, 1/3 to ½ cup, for each cup of sugar replaced.

To replace brown sugar, do the following:

1 cup loose brown sugar = ¾ cup maple syrup, reduce other liquids by ¼ cup
1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp maple syrup. Reduce other liquids in the recipe by just less than ½ cup.

Maple Sugar

Maple Sugar can be substituted for granulated sugar, cup for cup.

1 cup granulated sugar = 1 cup of maple sugar

Maple Sugar can also be used in place of brown sugar.

1 cup loose brown sugar = 1 cup maple sugar

If the recipe calls for “packed” brown sugar, I use the following amounts of maple sugar:

¼ cup packed brown sugar = ½ cup maple sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar = ¾ cup maple sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup maple sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 ¼ cups maple sugar

I increase the maple sugar by ¼ cup more than what the recipe calls for in packed brown sugar.

About Yeany’s Maple:

Yeany’s Maple is a 3,000 tap operation in Forest County, producing approximately 1,000 gallons of maple syrup each year.

Maple Grades

– Golden Maple Syrup – with a delicate taste
– Amber Maple Syrup – with a rich taste
– Dark Maple Syrup – with a robust taste
– Very Dark Maple Syrup – with a strong taste

For more information on Yeany’s Maple Syrup, visit

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