I think you can tell that my style of cooking and baking is pretty simplistic. The most I want to do when I get home from work is lie down but that’s not going to happen. Let’s get real for a second. There is always a meal to make and a kitchen to tend to.
The best part of “easy cooking” is letting someone else take over for you. Last night my hubby made his “famous” wing recipe which really isn’t a recipe but I will try to recreate the ingredients for you as best as I can.
The reason that it is tough to recreate is this. The recipe includes whatever sauces and random stuff is in the fridge at the moment of preparation. That’s called “flying by the seat of your pants style cooking”.
The other trick to great baked wings is the baking part. Another duh. My husband tends to like his wings cremated. I have no idea why. He has an aversion to things that are fatty tasting, so his objective is the bake the heck outta of the wings until they are DUST.
- 3 lbs of chicken wings, washed and dried well (trust me....dry them WELL....this will ensure their crispiness)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 4 large cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tbls low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbls thai chili sauce
- Jerk seasoning spice - optional - my hubby uses it on his portion only
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack on top.
- Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
- Move the oven rack to the lower middle position.
- Make sure your wings are dry, you can absorb any liquid with a paper towel.
- In a zipper bag, combine the wings, baking powder, and salt, and toss to coat the wings well. Remove the wings from the bag and lay them out on the rack, skin side up.
- Bake on the lower middle rack for 30 minutes.
- Move the rack to the upper middle position and increase the temperature to 425 degrees F. Bake for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour or until crisp and golden brown, turning the tray once.
- As the wings cook, prepare your sauce.
- Combine all of the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce to a low simmer and let cook until slightly reduced and the wings are baked.
- Toss the wings in the sauce and serve hot.