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    Kicked Up Hawaiian Chicken Wings

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    13 hrs 30 mins

    12 hrs

    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

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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


    1. 1
      Fill large Dutch Oven with the cold water Add Salt and the Essence™.
    2. 2
      Stir to combine completely.
    3. 3
      Add chicken wings and place in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
    4. 4
      Remove from brine, drain and place on rack in baking pan.
    5. 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.
    6. 6
      Right 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.
    7. 7
      Drain the pineapple and measure juice, adding enough water to make 1 ½ cup of fluid.
    8. 8
      Combine the juice, pineapple, green pepper, soy sauce, cornstarch, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic salt and ginger.
    9. 9
      Cook until thick.
    10. 10
      Spoon over the cooked chicken, return to a 300 degree oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
    11. 11
      Serve Hot.
    12. 12
      Also 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

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    Emeril's Original Essence

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