For the chicken wings:
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 large basil leaves, finely chopped
For the Strawberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 pints strawberries, rinsed, stemmed and halved
  • 1/4 cup red wine or chicken stock
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 small pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Serves: 4-6 as a snack or appetizer

For the sauce, in a large saucepan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Once the oil has melted down, add in strawberries, cook and caramelize, about 8-10 minutes. Deglaze with red wine or stock and cook about 2 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries until they resemble a thick purée.
Add ketchup, maple syrup, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, granulated garlic and chili flakes to the strawberries and stir to combine. Bring to a bubble and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Arrange chicken wings on a sheet tray and coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast the chicken wings in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until nearly cooked. Remove from oven and toss wings with BBQ sauce. Roast in the oven for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and browned.
Arrange wings on a serving platter and garnish with chopped basil.