Sticky, sweet and spicy homemade chicken wings
Prep and broil
Turn on your oven's broiler to high heat. While the oven is pre-heating, prepare the chicken wings by rinsing each wing very well with cold water. Then, using paper towels, pat dry and let sit for about 5 minutes so the wings completely dry.
Grease a large baking sheet or roasting pan with vegetable oil. Make sure to coat the entire sheet with oil evenly. Then, place the chicken wings onto the sheet with the wing tips facing down. Do not crowd the chicken wings in the roasting pan, none of the wings should touch the other. Place the pan underneath the broiler for 40 minutes, rotating the pan occasionally so that the wings evenly cook. After 20 minutes, take the pan out of the oven and flip over each wing. Return the pan to the oven placing it underneath the broiler.
Sweet-spicy Sriracha glaze
While the chicken wings are broiling, begin to make the Sriracha glaze. In a medium bowl combine Sriracha sauce, honey, juice from one lemon, and salt. Mix very well so that all the flavours blend evenly. At this point you will want to taste the glaze to adjust the seasoning. To balance the flavours, add more honey and lemon juice if the sauce is too spicy, or more Sriracha sauce if it is not spicy enough.
After 40 minutes take the wings out of the oven and transfer to a big bowl. Pour the ¾ of the Sriracha-honey glaze over the chicken, tossing very well to coat every centimetre of the wings. Reserve ¼ of the sauce and place into the refrigerator, this will be used later for dipping. Return the chicken wings to the roasting pan or baking sheet, placing the wing tips down. (Reserve the remaining sauce in the bowl for later.)
Cool and serve
Place the wings back into the broiler for 5 more minutes, rotating the pan after 2 minutes. Once the wings are glazed and golden brown, take the pan out of the oven and brush with the remaining sauce in the bowl.
Let the chicken wings cool for 5 minutes before serving. While cooling down, take the chilled glaze out of the refrigerator and add the juice from half of a lemon. Mix well and serve on the side of the chicken wings as a dipping sauce.
Tips and warnings
- For best results and overall flavour, make sure to buy high quality organic free-range chicken wings.
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