Can I just say that I love a good chicken wing. The hot variety that we love to eat with blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery sticks is always satisfying, but these sweet, spicy and sticky wings are the kind that make you lick your fingers and suck the bone. Yes, the sauce is that good. Pour it over rice for a nice meal and serve with your favorite vegetables, or pile them up on a plate and get ready for some good lip smackin, fingerlickin plate kissin chicken wings.
The recipe can be adjusted to fit the level of sweet and heat that you prefer. Most of the time when I cook, I just add a pinch of this, a touch of that until I arrive at the flavor dimension I want, but to make it easy for you to follow, I have some approximate measurements that I know will give you a great result:-)
The sauce burns easily due to the sugar content, so keep a close eye on your wings. The longer these marinate in the sauce, the more flavorful they will be. I like to marinate them in the morning and cook in the evening.
This is one of the special ingredients that make these wings so scrumptious. Oh Honey...
I promise this is as good as it looks. Just think, you could be eating this in a couple of hours.
3 Pounds Chicken Wings
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Franks Hot Sauce or Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons chile sauce
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients together and pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate marinating for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 375. Arrange chicken wings in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook for at least 45-50 minutes. Baste wings a few times and turn wings once at half way point. Once Wings have cooked for 50 minutes. Reduce heat to 225 and cook another 30 minutes.