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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sticky Wings

Sometimes you just need finger lickin' good chicken wings.

Chicken wings are a favorite in my house. 
I think we have them at least once a week. 
They are inexpensive and you can do so many different things with them. 
The marinades are seemingly endless. 
I mean, chicken wings are totally underrated. 

I had read recently that using baking powder as part of a rub on the wings help draw out the moisture and creates a crisp layer when baked.
Frying them is typically what my hubs prefers, but I was tired of  them fried and wanted to try something different.

So I created made a rub and decided to make a honey sauce to coat them. 
You know, just to kick them up a notch or two.

I used a baking sheet with foil and then my baking racks to cook them on so the juices would drip off away from the chicken (and then they won't stick to the foil this way, either).

Here they are all rubbed up, awaiting the oven:

And then they look mighty tasty when they are done baking. 
Check them out as they are awaiting their dip in the sticky, sweet sauce:

The baking powder thing in the rub totally works. I was a bit nervous because I am used to always relying on flour as a coating on chicken. 
So don't fret that there isn't any flour.
I was kind of hesitate to give it a try.
Now that I did though, it will be hard to go back. 
For real.

And then...
They pretty much look like perfection when coated in the honey and molasses sweetness:

Serve up with a side of wet naps. 
Or just a lot of paper towels.

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Sticky Wings

by Sugar For Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 60 min
Ingredients (3 lbs. chicken wings)
    Chicken Wing Rub
    • 3 lbs. chicken wingettes
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons pepper
    • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground celery seed
    For the Sticky Sauce
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    For the Chicken Wings
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and placing a wire cooling rack on top.
    Spray it with non-stick spray and set aside.
    In a large bowl combine all the ingredients together, except for the wings.
    Either rub each wing with the spiced rub or toss them all to coat.
    Place the wings on the prepared rack and let sit for about 10 or 15 minutes before placing in the oven.
    Bake the wings for 25 minutes, then flip them and continue baking for 20-25 minutes, until juices run clear.
    During the last 10 minutes of baking, start making the sticky sauce.
    For the Sticky Sauce
    In saucepan melt the butter over a medium-high heat.
    Add the remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil for 2 minutes.
    Then reduce to a simmer until the chicken is done.
    Toss the chicken wings with the sticky sauce in a large mixing bowl.
    Serve wings...with paper towels for your fingers.
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