All right, so may be it's not the best analogy but you get the drift.
Chicken wings are always on our monthly rotation because they make such a fun change to usual dinners and are especially great on weekends, movie nights and part of buffet spreads to feed a crowd. Very handy for upcoming summer soirees, I say!
The fact these are oven roasted make these sin-free treats even more delightful. In fact I rarely deep fry my wings any more. Why would you when you can achieve a crispy finish, shiny glaze and succulent meat right in the oven?
The secret is in roasting the wings at a fairly high temperature, washing with reduced marinade and finishing up in the hot oven for the last few minutes. Magic!
With the cooking technique well in hand the next challenge is the flavoring. And when you've got chicken wings showing up on the menu as often as we do, what's a girl got to do but play!
So in this version, Asian inspired ingredients - chopped garlic, fresh ginger root, soy sauce, healthy amounts of honey & sesame whisked together with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest which is key, comes together in a deliciously tangy with a hint of sweetness kind of marinade.
I want you to know this that these are not cloyingly sweet so if you like your wings sweet, you'll need to add some brown sugar to the marinade.
The marinade is refreshing and flavorful just in itself but to infuse the wings, it is imperative to marinate them for a minimum 4 hours in the refrigerator and preferably overnight.
The rest I assure is as simple as 1-2-3!