Hands Down, Must try Wings!

Hands Down, Must try Wings!

Sweet Guava & Fresh Thyme Wings

Island Wings is a series we will bring to you regularly. To show you how to transform your ordinary Wing Wednesday into a tasty finger licking island twist. The first wing we present in this series is the Sweet Guava & Tangy Thyme wings.

Wings, which everyone can relate to, is your “go to bar” food, “must have a summer” dish. People have found so many ways to add a unique sauce to it, but have you tried guava and thyme glazed wings. When I saw these wings, it was love at first sight. When I taste it, life was complete. Guava adds a flavorful island spin on wings, thyme is a staple in kitchens in The Bahamas. Now time to bring the island flavour and cook some wings. 


Ingredients for Chicken
  • 12 Chicken wings
  • 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ c Guava nectar
  • ½ c All purpose flour
  • Lime zest
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • 3 Egg whites
  • Vegetable oil


Ingredients for Glaze
  • ½ c Guava jam
  • ½ c Guava jelly
  • 1 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • ¼ c Honey
  • ½ tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Water

Prep Time: up to 24hrs  Cook time: 1hr


Marinate Chicken
  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix guava nectar, extra virgin olive oil, ½ tsp of sea salt, ½ tsp of black pepper, 3 pinches of thyme, and 2 pinches of lime zest.
  2. Place chicken in a Zip Lock bag, add marinade mix, along with 3 loose sticks of thyme. Seal and shake bag. Place bag in the refrigerator for up to 6-24hrs.
Flouring Chicken
  1. Heat frying pan at low to medium heat, with vegetable oil (shallow frying-about ½ inch of oil).
  2. In a medium-size bowl, mix all-purpose flour, ½ tsp of sea salt, 1tsp of black & 2 pinches of thyme.
  3. In another bowl, whisk 3 egg whites.
  4. Remove marinated chicken from the refrigerator.
  5. Dip chicken in the flour mixture, then in the egg whites, then back in the flour.
  6. Place chicken in the heated pan, Fry until both sides are golden brown
  7. Once chicken is in the pan, preheat oven to 350 °F
  8. After both sides are golden brown, place in oven on a baking pan to finish cook through. (About 15 to 20 minutes)
Glaze Chicken
  1. As chicken is frying, in a medium-size bowl, mix guava jam, guava jelly, orange juice, honey, ¼ cup of water, ½ tsp of sea salt, ½ tsp of black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat saucepan over low heat with extra virgin olive oil 3 pinches of thyme and pressed or minced garlic.
  3. Once garlic is heated and scented in the pan, add guava mixture. Stir in the pan as a mixture is poured in.
  4. Mix in a small bowl, cornstarch and 1 tbsp of water. Set aside.
  5. Once mixture in saucepan starts to boil, mix in cornstarch mixture. Stir often, until thick. Then remove from heat
  6. Once the chicken is cook through, remove chicken from the oven.
  7. Pour a third of glaze on chicken, flip the chicken over, then pour next third on top of chicken.
  8. Place chicken back in the oven until the sauce starts to bubble a little.
  9. Remove chicken from the oven, and plate. Remaining sauce in pot and be poured on plated chicken.



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