Sweet, spicy, sesame chicken wings

I’ve had such a craving for wings these past couple of days. I remember attending a house party hosted by some  Korean friends of a friend a couple years ago and they served the most deliciously juicy wings.  It was a serious challenge not to gobble them up!  So I did a little googling to find out what ingredients I would need to recreate the taste and put together this perfect finger food.  Bet you can’t eat just one!

What to use

6 large whole chicken wings

2 tbs sesame oil

5 tbs soy sauce (reduced sodium)

4 tbs honey

2 tbs chili pepper paste

1 tbs ginger (grated)

6 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

handful of spring onions or chives (chopped)

4 tbs brown sugar

1 small white onion ( finely chopped)

salt and black pepper

2 tsps lemon juice

What to do

Clean chicken wings and cut into two removing the wing tips.  Season chicken with salt, pepper, lemon juice and spring onions.  In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix until sugar is dissolved.  Add sauce to chicken and stir well.  Cover and let marinate in fridge for about 2 hours (more if desired).

In a large skillet,  brown chicken  for a few minutes on all sides.  Transfer chicken to a baking dish  (lined with foil  for easy clean up) and cover with sauce.  Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 50 minutes.  Turn pieces midway through cooking and add more sauce if needed.

Serve hot.  Strain pan juices into a small side dish for use as a dipping sauce.

 

 

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