Asian Sticky Wings — Very Sticky Wings

If you follow me on Twitter you already know that half way through cooking these wings I claimed it was an epic disaster. Everything went wrong… no joke. But luckily, I know exactly where I went wrong and how to fix it. And I plan on telling you all about the disaster while I’m typing out the GOOD recipe. The actual recipe was great, to be honest, but my execution was a mess. Shocker!

Ingredients:

2 lb. Chicken Wings
1 C Soy Sauce
1 C Orange Juice
1/3 C Pineapple Juice
1T Ginger grated
1/2 C Honey
1/2 C Brown Sugar
4 Garlic Cloves chopped
1T Sesame Oil
Small Bunch of Fresh Cilantro whole
Salt and Pepper
Sesame Seeds
Fresh Cilantro chopped

unnamed-6Rinse the chicken under cold water to clean. Pat dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, mix the soy sauce, orange and pineapple juice, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, garlic cloves and about 10 strands of leafy fresh cilantro. Whisk. Add the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least a few hours, preferably overnight.

After the chicken has marinated, you can bake them now in an oven-safe dish, or you can fry them for a more crispy wing. I opted to fry them.

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My mistake: I covered the wings in a mixture of flour and corn starch, but didn’t pat them dry enough… which means my wings had this floured wet goo on them. And I couldn’t get it off. I then tried to bake them on a cookie sheet with a rack, but the wing juice dripped off and burned in the pan… smoke everywhere.

So pat them dry and fry… that’s my suggestion. Once they are crispy on the outside, set aside. Note: You don’t have to cook them all the way through… they will cook again in the oven.

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Strain the marinade and place in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce by half. Note: You’ll see the marinade liquid go from a watery substance to a near-syrup in the pan. It will reduce even more in the oven.

unnamed-1Once the liquid has reduced, place it in a bowl with the wings. Let the wings soak up the syrup for a couple of minutes. Once they’re completely covered, place them on a baking sheet with a rack and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Garnish with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro. Oh, and don’t do what I did, which is nearly burn your house on fire.

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