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May 06, 2012

Chicken Wings, Sweet and Spicy Hot

One of my favorite non traditional chicken wing recipes. This one has a little kick to it.

Serves 8-10 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more to taste)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


    Instructions:



    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    For the rub, mix together garlic powder, sugar, pepper and salt. Brush chicken with butter. Sprinkle chicken with spices and rub into chicken. Pour broth into a baking dish that is large enough for wings to be in a single layer, add wings and cover. Bake for 45 minutes, uncover and continue to cook 15-20 more minutes until chicken is tender. If chicken begins to dry out, add more chicken broth or water.

    Posted by terri at 04:06 AM | Comments (0)

    Chicken Wings with an Italian Flare

    Wings are a great appetizer for parties or special events. This favorite uses three traditional, dried "Italian" herbs.

    Serves 8-10
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

  • 6 pounds chicken wings
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

    Instructions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Place wings into a baking dish large enough for single layer.

    In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients, pour over wings, and toss to coat with sauce.

    Bake covered for 45 minutes, uncover and continue to cook 15-20 more minutes or until wings are very tender. If wings begin to dry out slowly add enough hot chicken broth or hot water to baking dish to cover bottom of dish.

    Cooking wiser:
    To save time make sauce in advance; it will keep in refrigerator for a day or two.
    Cook chicken until juices thicken wings are very tender.
    For a quick version combine 1 package dry Italian seasoning with oil and proceed by tossing sauce over wings, OR toss wings evenly with a commercial Italian dressing. Cook as directed above
    To increase flavor, marinate wings for 1-2 hours.

    Posted by terri at 03:52 AM | Comments (0)

    Chicken Wings with an Asian Flare

    There are as many ways to make wings as there are spices. I have a few favorites to share because they aren’t traditional but they are tasty. This one uses soy sauce. See Chicken Wings with an Italian Flare and Sweetly Hots Wings.


    Serves 8-10
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 can frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1cup sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 6 pounds chicken wings

    Instructions:

    Place wings into a baking dish large enough for single layer.

    In a medium saucepan, combine soy sauce, orange juice, oil, sugar, garlic and ginger. Heat just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, pour over wings, toss to coat all wings with sauce, cover.

    Bake covered for 45 minutes; uncover and continue to cook 15-20 more minutes or until wings are very tender and the sauce has thickened. If wings begin to dry out slowly add enough hot chicken broth or hot water to baking dish to cover bottom of dish.

    Cooking Wiser:

    Use low sodium soy sauce
    Reduce sugar to ½ cup
    To save time make sauce in advance; it will keep in refrigerator for several days

    Posted by terri at 03:43 AM | Comments (0)

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