Hot-As-You-Like Asian Chicken Wings

Recipe by MarraMamba
YIELD: 12 wings




  • Wings:
  • Remove wing tips from chicken wings and save for stock. Cut wings in half at the elbow joint, creating two pieces per wing.
  • Place wings, mint, gingerroot, garlic, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and vegetable oil in a self-sealing plastic bag, and mix evenly to coat wings. Squeeze out air and seal bag, Let marinate, refrigerated, for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake wings on a rack in a shallow baking pan until completely cooked, 30 minutes.
  • Sauce:
  • Put vinegar, sweet chili sauce, sugar and the 2 teaspoons of soy sauce in a small, 1 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and continue to simmer briskly until sauce is reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove from heat. Reserve. At this point you may whisk in hot chili oil to taste, adding as you go to your favorite heat.
  • Remove cooked wings from oven. Using tongs, place in a medium bowl. Add all the reserved sauce and toss repeatedly with rubber spatulas to coat wings.
  • place wings back on baking rack. Return to oven. Let bake until glaze sets but does not burn, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Serve with plenty of napkins and cold beer.