We’ve done a lot of chicken recipes on this site, especially wings. What can we say? It’s not just Hooters who can make good wings! There’s something about the fun in flavors. There was Sunny Anderson’s Caribbean Chicken Wings, Honey Balsamic Chicken Wings and traditional Hot Wings. Now, here is a version that combines several Asian flavors to create a sweet, slightly spicy and sticky sauce that may have you rudely licking your fingers. You can go to a spot that has a night dedicated to cheap wings and beer, but if you can do it at home, save yourself the trouble. It’s worth it!
If you don’t have sriracha in your kitchen, please do yourself a favor and run to get some. That’s right. Run! It is one of the best spicy ingredients you can add to your food. Don’t limit yourself to Asian dishes as it can work for a myriad of recipes. Did anyone see the chef on Food Network Challenge who created a truffle oil and sriracha foam? Crazy. It has a hefty burst of spice that lingers on the tongue from start to finish. A little goes a long way. Anyways, if you need a new way to dress up your chicken, this is great for Superbowl game day or any other day.
Sweet Chili Chicken Wings – Serves 4
2 pounds chicken wings and drummettes
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili oil
2 teaspoons sriracha
2 cloves garlic, sliced
Five spice powder
1. Season the chicken liberally with five spice powder, paprika and salt. Spread on a flat layer on a baking sheet and slide into a preheated oven at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.
2. While chicken bakes, mix the remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Once it begins to bubble, reduce to a simmer and cook until it begins to thicken.
3. Remove chicken from the oven and drop the pieces into the sauce. Coat in the sauce, cover and simmer another 5-10 minutes until sauce gets thick and dark and coats the chicken. Remove from the sauce pan and sprinkle with scallions.
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