Baked Chicken Wings
I’m looking for a good baked chicken wings recipe. I’ve looked at the old boards. I’m not keen on teriyaki-style, or the garlicky kind. Something basic with a little kick. Any ideas?
I bake buffalo-style wings all the time (instead of deep-frying). Cut up the wings into drummettes, discard the bony tips (or save for stock). Toss the wings with Crystal brand hot sauce...if you can't find Crystal, substitute any hot sauce that is medium-hot, not too vinegary, with a little sweetness. Spread out in a single layer on a foil-lined baking pan and bake at 375 until well-browned. Turn halfway through to brown all sides equally.....another good wing coating uses a little cider vinegar, some brown sugar, and a bunch of tabasco.
I bake my wings by marinating them in crushed garlic and ginger, salt, lemon juice and paprika for as long as you can, or to a maximum of overnight. Bake them in the oven, turning them once until they are cooked, and then switch to the grill, to make them crispy. In a pot on the stove, melt butter, a bit of vinegar, and Frank's Red Hot Sauce. When the wings are crispy take them out and put them in a large bowl. Pour the sauce into the bowl and shake until well coated.
Sorry, I'm really bad with amounts, temperatures, and times, I tend to cook by taste and watching for things to be ready.
They turn out really good.
I was going to say this is exactly how I make my wings, but then I read closer and realized it's not - except for the hot sauce part.
I'll marinate non-hot wings, but for hot wings I place them on a baking sheet in the oven at 400, flipping them over after 10 minutes to make sure it's all crispy all around.
You can also grill chicken wings and they cook faster and come out crispy, but if it's too cold to be grilling, then the oven method works fine, too.
Here's two for you:
Maple-Hoisin Chicken Wings or Thighs
4 t ground ginger
1/2 c Hoisin sauce
1/2 c orange juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 T peanut oil
2 T toasted sesame oil
Marinate for a couple of hours
Bake @ 375 for +/- 1 hour hour
Cirtus Marinade for Wings or Thighs:
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c olive oil
1 lemon, zest & juice
1 orange, zest & juice
1 lime, zest & juice cayenne pepper
sprigs of fresh thyme - up to 10
Marinate for 1 hour
Grill or bake @ 375 for +/-1 hour
OOPS......You have no idea how many times I proof read that post. LOL
The recipe above is one I'm still working on. Changing a few ingredients as you can see. Sorry for the mistake!!
Here's the corrected recipe:
Baked Maple-Hoisin Chicken Wings
2 pounds chicken wings
1 1/3 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1 1/3 tablespoon ketchup
2/3 cup Maple syrup
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper.
Pour over the chicken.
Marinate for 2 hours (or over night)
Bake in preheated 375* oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized and chicken is done.
I have one that I call my Italian Wings. with herbs and parmesean, served with marinara dipping sauce. I can post it if you want.