FOOD RECIPE

Simple steps of preparing sticky honey barbecue chicken wings

Chicken wings are perfect for any day of the week, they can be a whole meal or starters.

In Summary

•Wings are perfect for any day of the week, they can be a whole meal with accompaniments or starters depending on the occasion.

Honey barbecue chicken wings garnished with parsley and sesame seeds.
Honey barbecue chicken wings garnished with parsley and sesame seeds.
Image: HANNIE PETRA

There is just something special about barbecued chicken wings and that something doubles when they're marinated or glazed with honey.

The sweet-savoury mix, the stickiness and juiciness as you tear through one. Total magic.

Plus wings are perfect for any day of the week, they can be a whole meal with accompaniments or starters depending on the occasion.

They're easy to prepare and utterly delicious.

Note: you can choose to deep fry or oven bake the wings to achieve your desired crispy level.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg chicken wings
  • 5 tablespoon (tbsp) barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cooking sake
  • 1 tsp black pepper (optional)
  • salt to taste

Method

Preheat the oven to 207 degrees then proceed to prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Rinse the chicken wings with warm water, dry them then transfer them into a large bowl.

Add your salt and black pepper then rub them to ensure all sides are well coated.

Add the marinade ingredients to the chicken and let it marinate for 30 minutes. Heat up all the ingredients in the glaze (honey, soy sauce, cooking sake, barbecue sauce) on low heat, stir until it thickens. Then turn off the heat, it's ready for use now.

Line your baking tray with aluminium foil and coat the foil with unsalted butter.

Arrange the wings across the tray in a single layer ensuring that they have space in between.

Place the tray in the oven and allow them to bake for 10 minutes, brush the glaze across then bake again for 10 minutes.

Repeat the glazing process and bake until fully cooked, that'll be around 15 minutes (you'll note they'll turn slightly darker than golden brown and will appear crisp).

In a big bowl mix all the remaining ingredients, then proceed to remove the wings from the oven.

Place the done wings in the bowl, toss the bowl several times to ensure they're well coated.

Honey and barbecue chicken wings
Honey and barbecue chicken wings
Image: HANNIE PETRA

Garnish with sesame seeds and parsley then serve them while hot.

They go well with chips or ugali if you want to have them as a main meal.

For the meal to soak up flavour and taste even better, marinate it overnight or hours before you begin cooking.

Enjoy.

 

-Edited by Bosco Marita