Honey-Sriracha Chicken Wings

Blog_February 10, 2013-2

Being a wife that likes to cook (and eat), married to a husband that loves to eat, I often receive email upon email “suggesting” recipe ideas and ending with some very kind compliment.  Sometimes the emails will contain 25 links to macaroni and cheese recipes. Other times, it is simply a forward of a picture of something like double-decker, oreo-stuffed, brownies with peanut butter layers.  A few weeks ago my husband, clearly craving chicken wings, sent me several links to recipes with a “please, please, please.” Considering I’m slightly addicted to Sriracha I was instantly attracted to a recipe with a sweet and zesty sauce coating crisp baked wings. And oh, these were good. I can’t complain about the recipe request emails … it is really nice to have someone always enjoy and appreciate your cooking and provide (mostly) excellent ideas! 🙂

Honey-Sriracha Chicken Wings

 
Cuisine: American
Author: Slightly Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Serves: 4
Finger-licking deliciousness …
Ingredients
  • Wings:
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, plus more for pan
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split & tips removed
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • S/P
  • Sauce:
  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • Optional: honey/Sriracha to drizzle, lime wedges to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable oil. Pat dry the chicken wings and place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix the 2 tbsp. oil, melted butter, and garlic. Pour the mixture over the wings and toss to coat. Season generously with S/P. Spread the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Bake the wings until browned and crisp, about 45 to 55 minutes. Meanwhile, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add the honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, and lime juice and stir until the mixture bubbles gently. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Carefully remove the wings from the baking sheet and place in a large bowl. Pour the warm sauce over the wings and gently toss to coat. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with more honey and Sriracha. Serve with lime wedges.
 

 

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