I love me a good chicken wing. Even though they aren’t usually highly regarded within the world of poultry due to the fact that they’re normally deep fried, smothered in sauce, and require that you eat with your hands (“No forks?! How barbaric!”), I really do enjoy them for their versatility and ease in preparation.
I wanted to try something fast, simple, and different from what I normally make, while also still being able to use the ingredients I already had at home when I came across this recipe for Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings. It was perfect!
This recipe came together in probably as little as twenty minutes and the cleanup was just as fast. At first, the sauce did not thicken very quickly while in the oven, so I was slightly worried that I would have pale cooked chicken with a watery brown sauce on top (sounds yummy, right?) But in no time at all, it began to form into a beautiful, sticky sauce that coated the chicken in all its sweet and spicy glory.
I think that this recipe is great for Fiesta Friday 42 because it is quick, simple, and most of all really, really delicious. If you prepare this for your friends or family (or just for yourself!), it’ll be gone before you know it!
For recipes like this, I usually just eyeball how much of something I think I’ll need, so definitely feel free to alter the ingredients to your taste – I like mine with a little more spice – and get ready to dig in (sans forks and all!)
Sweet and Spicy Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings
Modified from Smitten Kitchen recipe
- 1 pound chicken chicken wings
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons mild honey (I did not have enough, so I upped the spice instead)
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha
- Generous sprinkling of sesame seeds
- Chop each chicken wing in half and add to large bowl along with all of the ingredients.
- Once each of the wings is coated, place in oven dish and cook between 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how thick you’d like your sauce).
- Remove from oven and coat with sesame seeds.
Easy as 1, 2, 3!