13 hrs 30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Chef Boy of Dee's's Note:
my wife's family has a Hawaiian chicken recipe which we enjoyed, but decided to "Kick it up a bit" by adding some of Emeril's Essence. You can prepare it either way, but we prefer it spicy
My Private Note
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For the Brine
- 1/2 gallon cold water
- 1/8 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup Emeril's Original Essence (either bought in store or use one of the recipes posted on Recipezaar)
- 3 lbs chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon chili pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic (any other spice which appeals to you) (optional)
Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 1Fill large Dutch Oven with the cold water Add Salt and the Essence.
- 2Stir to combine completely.
- 3Add chicken wings and place in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
- 4Remove from brine, drain and place on rack in baking pan.
- 5(optional: if you want this dish to be milder, rinse pepper flakes off of wings at this point) Cook chicken at 425 degree oven for 45 minutes on a rack in a large shallow pan.
- 6Right before the chicken is done, prepare the Sweet and Sour Sauce by cutting the green pepper into thin strips, or small chunks, and thinly slice the onion.
- 7Drain the pineapple and measure juice, adding enough water to make 1 ½ cup of fluid.
- 8Combine the juice, pineapple, green pepper, soy sauce, cornstarch, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic salt and ginger.
- 9Cook until thick.
- 10Spoon over the cooked chicken, return to a 300 degree oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
- 11Serve Hot.
- 12Also good reheated in a microwave NOTE: We baked the chicken in a pan and drained off juice before adding sauce, this came out ok also.
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Nutritional Facts for Kicked Up Hawaiian Chicken Wings
Serving Size: 1 (1064 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1868.4
- Calories from Fat 983
- Total Fat 109.2 g
- Saturated Fat 30.6 g
- Cholesterol 524.3 mg
- Sodium 8614.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 88.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
- Sugars 71.9 g
- Protein 129.1 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
Emeril's Original Essence