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Sweet & salty chicken wings

Chicken wings are one of my all-time favourite pub foods. I mean, mmm! So good. And I often go for the stickiest, sweetest ones on the menu. Honey garlic and teriyaki are some of my favourites, and this recipe is a combination of those two sauces.  

These chicken wings are sweet and salty with an Asian flavour theme. There's garlic in there, soy sauce, honey, plus a few other ingredients that make for an awesome wing sauce. Half the sauce is used as a marinade and the other half gets reduced in a saucepan and tossed with the crispy wings when they come out of the oven. That's mega chicken wing goodness!

Here's how I made them:

1 tbsp garlic, minced
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3 lbs (approximately 3 dozen) chicken wings
1/4 cup liquid honey
1 green onion, chopped, for garnish

I stirred together the first five ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Just over half of the sauce was poured over the raw chicken wings in a large baking dish, and the remaining sauce was covered and set aside in the fridge. The marinating wings were covered and set in the fridge for 4 hours (feel free to marinate these overnight for extra yumminess!).

To cook, I set my oven to 375 degrees (F) and transferred the chicken wings to two parchment lined baking sheets, discarding the marinade. They baked for 45 minutes, turning once half-way through the cooking time. Meantime, I poured the reserved sauce into a small saucepan and added the honey. The sauce bubbled over medium-high heat, while stirring constantly, for 15 minutes before being pouring into a large heat-proof bowl. When the crispy and golden wings came out of the oven, I tossed them in the sauce and plated them with a sprinkling of green onion on top.

These were so good! I think I'll be making chicken wings again soon.

Go on and share your chicken wing tips! What's your favourite chicken wing sauce? Where are the best wings where you live?