Spicy and Sweet Chicken Wings
Time: 1 hour
E: My mother-in-law introduced me to these chicken wings two years ago at New Year’s Eve. They smell and taste SOOOOO good. The garlic, ginger, honey and chipotle give off a very pleasant asian-fusion smell. The honey makes them a little sticky, but the sweetness is perfect to cool off the spiciness from the chipotle.
As I was grocery shopping today, I figured I would make finger food since we were going to be watching the Golden State Warriors play in game 2 of the NBA playoffs. I made these along with some potato wedges. These are relatively easy to make. There is hardly any clean-up. Sometimes that’s a bigger factor than the time it actually takes to cook the meal. My mother-in-law got the recipe from “The Neelys,” a show on the Food network. I replaced the butter with canola oil. Enjoy. Let me know how they turned out.
3 lbs chicken Wings (1 family pack, separate at joint)
Kosher Salt + Pepper
½ cup honey
½ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of canola oil (or butter)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 chipotle peppers, minced or rough chop
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
3 green onions, sliced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Separate your chicken winglet at the joints so you have the drum and flat part separate. Pat dry the chicken. Add salt and pepper and make sure and give it a mix with your hands to ensure all chicken is rubbed. Line a sheet tray with aluminum foil, for easy clean up later. Spray with non-stick oil. Place the chicken on the tray and bake until cooked through and crisp, about 45 minutes.
While the chicken cooks, you can prepare the sauce. [The sauce will only take about 15 minutes, so you have about 30 minutes to clean your workspace/ kitchen/ read?/ load the laundry machine.]
Add all of the sauce ingredients into a sauce pan. Mix with a whisk or a wooden spoon. [Don’t scratch your pans] Bring to a simmer and cook on low until thick and syrupy, about 15 minutes.
Take the wings and place them in a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce into the bowl. Mix the wings with the sauce so they are all coated. Place in serving tray and sprinkle green onions on top.