September 23, 2016

Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings

40 min

Chicken & Marinade

  • 2 lb large chicken wings
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (freshly grated or 1/4 tsp powder)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp orange zest 

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 3 tbsp rice wine or white distilled vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp honey 
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (freshly grated or 1/8 tsp powder)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Place chicken wings in a large ziploc bag. Whisk together all the marinade ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Pour the marinade over the chicken in the bag, seal, and toss gently to coat all the pieces. Place chicken in the fridge to marinade for at least 2 hours up to overnight. Remove chicken wings from the fridge and place at room temperature for about 15 minutes before baking – allows for an even cook.  Preheat oven to 400F and bake the chicken wings for about 35-40 minutes. 

While chicken is baking, add rice wine vinegar, honey, ginger, and soy sauce into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add orange juice to the mixture and continue simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stir occasionally to make sure the sauce doesn’t burn. Sauce should reduce and be slightly thickened. Once the wings are cooked serve them with the sauce on the side or coated in the sweet and sour sauce. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves. 

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