Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sticky Chicken Wings

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I really love chicken wings. They are my favorite part of the chicken. It took me ages to convince my husband that wings are good! He is a white meat man and even now, though he has started eating wings, he still does not clean the bones like a true wing-lover does. :)

This is one of my favorite ways to eat wings. I ate something like this in a restaurant once and have been dying to try it ever since. I call it 'Sticky Chicken Wings' because by the time it is done, the sauce around the wings has thickened and caramelized, leaving a sticky, sweet coating over the wings. It is almost impossible to resist licking your fingers.

It is quite simple to put together thought it seems to have a lot of ingredients. It does not need anything more than a little bit of grating and mixing.

Sticky Chicken Wings
15 whole chicken wings
1/3 cup honey
5 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp prepared mustard (or 1 tbsp dry mustard)
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves of garlic, grated
1 1" piece of ginger, grated
3 tsp paprika powder
2 or more tbsp of your favorite hot sauce (I added even more than 5 because we like it HOT)
3 tbsp cider vinegar

1. Cut the wings into the two wing joints and discard the wing tips. Wash well and set aside.
2. Combine all the ingredients except the wings in a large bowl. I find it most effective to grate the ginger and garlic directly into the bowl using a Microplane Fine Grater.
3. Taste the marinade and add more hot sauce if desired. There is no need to add salt because the soy sauce has enough.
4. Add the cleaned chicken wings and if possible, allow to marinate for an hour. I left mine in the fridge for 5 hours.
5. Just before baking, preheat the oven to 400.
6. Brush the baking tray with vegetable oil or spray with a light cooking spray. Arrange the wings in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle some of the marinade over the top.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, basting with the remaining marinade twice or thrice during the first 30 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade. At the end of the cooking time, the wings should be cooked through and the marinade, thick and sticky on the tray.
 8. Toss the wings once through the thickened sauce on the tray so that it coats the wings completely.
9. If desired, more hot sauce can be added at this point.

I set aside a few wings for my 18 month old and added even more hot sauce for my husband and I. We ate these wings with a simple garlic bread-crumb broccoli and an Asian style Hasselback potato. A really satisfying meal!

This time I bought a huge bag of wings. I used only half the bag and froze the rest for later. I think next week I will try another recipe for chicken wings & share it!

P.S. - For another fabulous recipe for Chicken wings, you must stop by the Firefly blog! I love that blog!
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Clover said...

You won't believe this morning I was searching for chicken wing recipes online and checked your blog now to find this! These look so yummy! But I still hate you for tempting me :(

Jill Colonna said...

Wow! What gorgeous sticky looking photos! Your 18-month old is so lucky and obviously off on a fabulous start. :-)

The Harried Cook said...

@Clover - Thank you! :) I love you!
@ Jill - Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it... I love your recipes! :)

Shelby said...

This looks sooo yummy! I have been wanting to make some wings lately! This may have just pushed me over the edge, haha! Thanks for this recipe!

Unknown said...

Now you went and did it!! Ya got my attention 100%!!! I love love love quiero quiero quiero chicken wings! I recently went to a restaurant where I discovered great wings but they were a bit too crunchy for me. These look simply amazing. I make wings at least once a week and I'm printing this recipe to make them next week.

The Harried Cook said...

@Shelby, Thank you! :) I look forward to visiting your website too!
@Jackie - I'm so glad! I hope you'll write back and let me know how they turn out! :)

Erin said...

Is it bad that I want these right now for breakfast??? =o)

The Harried Cook said...

All I'm going to say to that, is that they taste pretty good eaten cold too... :)

Kristen said...

That recipe would make a wing lover out of anyone. They sound wonderful.

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering! :)

Anonymous said...

They look and I am sure taste amazing :) I love the Worcestershire sauce, next time I'm using your recipe for the wings, I just got some yesterday ;) Thank you so much for linking to my post, I love your blog too and your recipes are always so yummy!!!

The Harried Cook said...

@nerodiseppia - thank you!!! I look forward to visiting your blog!!! :)
@Firefly - Thank you so much!!! :) I really appreciate your comments & feedback :)

Nami said...

I like what I've seen so far on your blog Marsha. :-) These chicken wings are amazing!

theharriedcook said...

Thank you, Nami :) I am glad to like what you see! :)

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