WARNING! You won’t be able to stop at just one with these…and if wings ain’t yo thang you could try this marinade on chicken breasts too!
Last night was the Super Bowl. While an Ohio team was in the game, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I was just there for the Half Time Show featuring Snoop, Eminem, Dre, Mary J. Blige. Like most 80s babies, I wasn’t disappointed.
Earlier in the day, I wanted to try my hand at some wings I remember having at the Polynesian Resort at Disney World. I didn’t really want to fry the wings, but you absolutely could fry these in a Fry Daddy or Air Fryer. I wanted to bake them in the oven for a more tender outer shell, a bit healthier too.
These wings were really simple to make, only took me about 20 minutes and were gone in no time. As I mentioned earlier, I plan to try this same marinade for chicken breasts as it’s sweet and savory and sticky all at the same time. Yum!
Be sure to have a lot of napkins on hand!
The Best Sticky Chicken Wings
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
COOK TIME: 30 Minutes
MAKES: 10-12 wings
- 1 large package chicken wings, about 3-4 pounds
FOR THE SEASONING:
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
FOR THE STICKY WING SAUCE:
- ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup honey
- 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Lime Juice (half a small lime)
- Garnish with Green onions (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 500°. Line a large cooking pan with parchment paper
- Combine sea salt, smoked paprika, sugar, ground pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder, turmeric, cayenne in a small bowl.
- In a larger mixing bowl, place all the wings in bowl and coat well with olive oil. When coated, add seasoning and mix well with your hands until both sides are fully coated.
- Place wings on baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, flip them over and bake for an additional 15 minutes, use a meat thermometer … meat should be 165°
- While wings bake for the last 15 minutes, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together lukewarm water, soy sauce and cornstarch
- In a sauce pan, heat honey, lime juice, chili powder, ginger together and then add soy sauce mixture. Mix until bubbling and then set aside, be careful it doesn’t burn
- Remove cooked wings from sheet pan, and place in a large bowl. Pour warm soy-honey sauce over wings, and gently toss to coat all wings
- Garnish with green onions, optional
- Serve warm with celery, ranch or blue cheese, etc.