Recipe: Spicy Honey Chicken Wings

Had a nice evening with nothing to do yesterday so my idea was to put a little bit more effort in my dinner. I saw a recipe online at Foodess and I thought, why don’t give it a go and adapt it a little myself. I prefer to marinate the chicken to get all the flavour in the wings. This time I only did it for only 1 hour, but if I have enough time I would do it for at least 3 hours, I love the taste of well marinated meat!

Spicy Honey Chicken Wings

Warning: Put the baking paper on the baking tray, there’s a lot of honey in this recipe and you want to easily clean your baking tray after cooking. And caramelized honey is no fun to clean.

Ingredients:

  • 120 ml soy sauce
  • 180 ml cup honey
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 or 2 red Spanish peppers, finely chopped, depends on how spicy you want them to be.
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 700 gram chicken wings
  • some lemon juice at the end for a little acidity
  • 1 green onion, chopped, for garnish and colour
  • and paper towel: your hands will get sticky!

Steps

  1. Make the marinade first. Put together the Soy Sauce, Honey, Garlic, Sesame Oil, Cayenne Pepper and Onion in a large bowl. Put the Chicken Wings in the bowl and let them marinate for 1-4 hours according to the time you have.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius. Put some baking paper or aluminum foil on a baking tray and put some vegetable oil on it, it prevents sticking.
  3. Remove the wings from the marinade and put them on the baking tray in 1 layer, spread them out. Bake them for 35 minuted. After 10 minuted brush some marinade on the wings, do that again after another 10 minutes. Don’t do it for a third time, the marinade touched raw chicken and you want it to heat properly.
  4. Put the remaining marinade in a sauce pan and get it to boil until it’s thick and syrupy. Toss the chicken wings after they’re done and put them on a plate. Put a little lemon oil on them and garnish with the chopped green onion.

How was it?
The chicken wings were great. Easy to make and a lot of flavour. The sweetness from the honey with the spiciness of the cayenne and the Spanish red peppers. The earthiness of the sesame oil, the acidity of the lemon and the great taste of chicken. If you like sweet and spicy chicken wings, this is your recipe!

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