Maybe it’s because it’s football season, but Trevor and I have both been craving chicken wings. So, when a craving hits, I answer and deliver.
Now, I’ve talked about how I lived in Buffalo when I did my undergrad and graduate degrees here, so you know what a stickler I am for good wings. And, I know what you’re going to say – baking them isn’t the best way, of making them but sometimes, my health consciousness needs take over and win like they did tonight.
And you know what, I was surprised at how good these tasted! No, I didn’t serve them with carrots, celery and blue cheese. In fact, I served mine with roasted sweet potato and golden beets. But, these are really really good and full of flavor. The girls thought these were fun to eat too.
What do your kids think of them? Let me know in the comments below!
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
- 2 lbs. chicken wings
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 pinch black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- Fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
- In a large bowl, add raw chicken wings. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Use a pair of tongs or a spatula to gently toss the chicken wings to coat.
- Arrange chicken wings in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet (tip: if you have any root veggies or potatoes hanging around, add them to your sheet pan since they’ll cook at the same temp as the chicken). Bake chicken wings for 40 minutes or until juices run clear, turning them half way through.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili powder to a rapid boil. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until sauce is reduced by 1/2. Remove saucepan from heat. Cover and set aside.
- Working quickly, place hot baked chicken wings in a bowl, then pour prepared honey garlic glaze on top. Use a spatula to toss the chicken wings until they are coated in the glaze. Serve honey garlic chicken wings immediately with chopped cilantro as garnish (optional). Enjoy!