Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings

One of my favorite things to include on the menu for any casual party is chicken wings.  Not only does  absolutely everyone love them (especially since I only buy the drumettes, they're a one-hander), but they're so easy to make in the oven.  Even better, they're great at room temperature, so they can be made a little bit early. 

These wings are surprisingly not spicy at all, but so full of flavor.  The Sriracha and lime provides a unique, tangy flavor, and i'll bet you can't eat just one. 

If you want spicy, i'd suggest upping the Sriracha measurement, or drizzling a little over the wings after they finish cooking.

* 2 lbs. chicken wings 
* 1 tsp. garlic powder
* 4 tbsp. butter
* 1 tbsp. flour
* 3 tbsp. sriracha
* 2 tbsp. honey
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* juice of 1 lime

Preheat oven to 400. Arrange the wings in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.  Pat the wings dry and season with garlic powder.  Bake the wings for 25 minutes, turning once. 

Meanwhile, prepare the sriracha glaze.  Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour.  Cook the flour until golden brown, whisking constantly (about 1 minute).  Add the sriracha, honey, soy sauce, and lime, and bring to a gentle boil.  Continue to cook until the sauce is slightly thickened. Set aside. 

 After 25 minutes, remove the wings from the oven, position the rack in the upper third, and increase the temperature to broil. Brush the sauce onto the wings and broil for 3-4 minutes (keep an eye on them, some broilers are better than others and I think mine may be lacking!), or until golden brown.  Turn the wings, brush with more glaze, and broil the second side until golden brown.  Enjoy!

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