Ingredients: Crispy Wings
4 lb/ 2 kg chicken wings, cut into wingettes and drumettes (tips discarded)
2 tbsp baking powder (NOT BAKING SODA / BI-CARB SODA!!)
¾ tsp salt
Oil sprayIngredients: Honey Garlic Sauce
4 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp white vinegar (or sub with any other vinegar except balsamic)
2-3 garlic cloves, minced (adjust to taste)Instructions: Crispy Wings
If you are organised enough, uncover the chicken wings and leave them in the fridge for a few hours to dry out. Otherwise, use a paper towel to pat the wings dry.
Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions.
Preheat oven to 250F/120C.
Line a baking tray with foil, then place a rack (like a cooling rack) on the foil. Spray the rack with oil spray.
Place wings in a large bowl or in a ziplock bag. Add the baking powder and salt, then toss to coat evenly.
Place the wings on the baking tray in a single layer with the skin side up. They should just fit snugly. They will shrink when they cook because the fat renders out so don't worry if they look too snug.
Place wings on the lower middle oven rack and bake for 30 minutes.
Move wings up to the upper middle rack and increase the oven temperature to 425F/220C. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through.
Remove baking tray from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes.
Toss wings in sauce of choice (or serve it on the side to dip / drizzle on the wings), then serve.Instructions: Honey Garlic Sauce
Place ingredients in a bowl large enough to toss the wings in. Mix until combined. Set aside until required.Notes:
You will notice once the wings come out of the oven that they are smaller than usual. This is because the fat under the skin melts off (renders out) while baking in the low oven.
The wings will not bake to a dark golden brown unless you leave them in for 1 hr+. They bake to a golden brown. You will know they are done because the skin will be lovely and crispy.
The recipe for the wings is from Cook's Illustrated "Meats Book" cookbook. The sauce recipe is my own.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour 10 mins
Number of servings (yield): 6 - 8 as a starter
Source: RecipeTin Eats