I made some delicioso chicken wings for gameday. I have to work, but my husband is home, so why deprive him? We are both Giants fans. We wanted to try something different than ordinary, run-of-the-mill Buffalo Hot Wings. The mister asked for BBQ wings and I soon realized that these were not them! Much better than BBQ…
These wings are first roasted in the oven at a high temperature to cook through and get a bit crispy on the outside. Then they go for a swim to get coated in the sauce. They are not that hot, but if you prefer you can use half the ginger and leave out the Sriracha altogether.
Sweet Spicy Sticky Wings
- 12 chicken wings
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai sweet chile sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce (be careful – TEASPOONS)
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
You can either leave the wings intact or cut them at the joints and discard the wing tips. Rub the wings with the oil, then generously sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Next, set up a roasting rack by placing a wire cooling rack inside a rimmed baking sheet (I saw this on America’ Test Kitchen); or you could just lay them in a baking dish or rimmed baking sheet (line with parchment).
Cook the wings, turning occasionally, until they are golden and crispy and cooked through (feel free to slit the largest one open to check), about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, you should be making the sauce. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Thai sweet chile sauce, Sriracha, ginger, and HALF the green onions. Heat, stirring frequently, until the sauce reduces so that it is thick and bubbly. Do not worry if it reduces too much, just stir in a little hot water and be more careful this time (yup, I had to do this).
Once the wings are done roasting, put them directly into the sauce. Stir them around a bit to get coated. This will take about 3 minutes or so. You shouldn’t just pour the sauce on the wings because they still have some residual oil on them and it wont adhere as well. Stirring and heating allow the residual oil to meld into the sauce.
Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve hot or warm.
Oh, by the way I did make my sweetie pie some honey BBQ wings as well.