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Curried Rum Chicken Wings with Grilled Pineapple

These sticky, smoky chicken wings will soon become your favourite chicken recipe. The subtle heat of the curry powder is perfectly complemented by rum and brown sugar. These wings are a delicious addition to a Caribbean-inspired feast.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


24 chicken wings
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp onion powder
¼ cup dark rum
2 tbsp dark rum
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
½ cup apple juice
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp hot pepper sauce
1 pineapple, whole

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Cut off and discard wing tips, as they tend to burn and don’t have much meat. Discard or use for stock. Cut wings in two by separating at the joint.

  2. Mix together curry powder, cinnamon, and onion powder, ¼ cup (60 mL) of rum, brown sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce, apple juice, oil and hot pepper sauce in large bowl or plastic zip lock bag. Add wings and mix to coat well. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours, up to 8 hours.

  3. Remove chicken wings from sauce. Put sauce in a small pan and boil until reduced by half.

  4. Heat grill. Grill chicken wings for approximately 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through and skin is crispy and brown. Baste with reduced sauce, and turn, as needed, to prevent burning.

  5. Prepare pineapple by cutting off bottom and cutting down sides to remove outer layer. Cut into twelve ½ inch (1.5 cm) slices. Combine additional rum and brown sugar in small bowl. Place pineapple on grill. Baste with sugar mixture and grill 5 minutes until soft and lightly browned. Flip and baste other side again.

  6. Serve hot wings on a platter with grilled pineapple slices.

Nutrition Info

Per 400 g serving Amount
Protein37 g
Fat34 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate36 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar28 g
Cholesterol150 mg
Sodium330 mg
Per 400 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A8
Vitamin C140
Vitamin B650
Vitamin B1231