Crunchy Pretzel Chicken Wings

  • Yield: 6 servings


2pounds broiler-fryer chicken wings
1/2cup butter, melted
1teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4teaspoon garlic powder
1cup finely crushed pretzels
1/2cup finely chopped pecans
1/4teaspoon black pepper
-- Chutney-Pecan Dipping Sauce recipe
-- mango slices



On cutting board, place each chicken wing.  Cut off tip at first joint and discard.  Cut remaining wing into two parts at joint.  In shallow bowl, mix together butter, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.  In another bowl, mix together pretzels, pecans and black pepper.  Dip each piece of chicken first in melted butter mixture and then in pretzel-pecan mixture.  Place chicken on a large greased cookie sheet.  Bake in 350 degrees F oven about 50 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.  Remove chicken from cookie sheet and place on serving dish.  Garnish with mango slices.  Serve Chutney-Pecan Dipping Sauce in separate bowl.  
Chutney-Pecan Dipping Sauce:  In container of food processor or blender, place 4 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup chutney, 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup pecan halves.  Process, pulsing on and off control several times, until pecans are chunky