A couple of friends were coming over for lunch and I wanted something easy to make that would also taste phenomenal. I saw this recipe on allrecipes.com and it looked pretty simple. I had all the ingredients, so I decided to make this. This was great for me because it took minimal prep time, and all I had to do was cook the sauce then pop it in the oven. Great for someone like me who wants to sleep late and still want lunch! ;)
As usual I went through some of the comments to see how some people have adapted the recipe. Most of the time, people don't rate honestly on all recipes. They've adapted the recipe significantly then still in turn give the recipe 5 stars. It's kind of unreliable, and I have to take the comments with a grain of salt. Especially when I know my own tastes.
One of the comments mentioned to cook the sauce to thicken it first before adding to the chicken. I decided to do that first, but in the end, my sauce wasn't too thick. Now, looking back at the comments, she also mentioned to add cornstarch. I've adjusted the recipe below to include the cornstarch. Even without the full caramelization of the wings, the flavor turned out great!
adapted from allrecipes.com
- 3 lb (about 20 pieces) chicken wings
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 TBSP ketchup
- 1 cup honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 TBSP cornstarch
- salt and pepper to taste
- minced scallion for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
- Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Place chicken in a single layer in a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken to complete cover.
- Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until sauce is caramelized.
- Transfer to a bowl and drizzle any remaining sauce over the chicken.