Friday, April 1, 2011

Asian Chicken Wings

These chicken wings came about on a night full of academia.  My dear friend Serenity and I took a trip to the Reed Library to gather information on their reference collection for our collection development class.  It was quite entertaining to see the materials that they had, my personal favorite was the Complete Encyclopedia of Wine.  So after this "taxing" adventure it was time to regroup and make a delicious dinner, we were going for cheap and tasty.  We found this recipe from BS' in the Kitchen and of course adapted it to our own tastes.  Might I also add this meal involved the X-Files and hot toddies...the way it should be :)

Serves 5

The Ingredients
21 chicken wings, rinsed
1 cup flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 medium tangelo (or orange) juice & zest
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon cornstarch (plus 1 tablespoon water)
Frank's Redhot sauce
salt and pepper

The Process
1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees.  In brown bag shake chicken, flour, and salt and pepper (to taste).  Make sure the chicken gets coated with flour.  Then put chicken in greased pans and set aside.

2.  On stove top over high heat mix rice vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, tangelo juice & zest, honey, and ginger.  Bring to boil and then turn to simmer.

3.  When sauce is simmering add the cornstarch/water mix.  Simmer for about 5 minutes.

4.  Bast chicken with sauce (leaving half the sauce for later), and put in oven.  Cook for 30 minutes.

5.  After 30 minutes take chicken out of the oven, flip the wings, bast with the rest of the sauce, sprinkle the green onions and cilantro over the top and put back in the oven for another 30 minutes.

6.  Chicken should be done, but make sure to check.  Once you take the chicken out of the oven let rest for 5 minutes.  Definitely serve with Frank's RedHot sauce.  

We also had roasted asparagus with these lovely chicken wings, yum yum!

1 comment:

  1. going to give them a try tonight! Dad