Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sriracha Chicken Wings

Sriracha Chicken Wings

During my holiday break, I basically prepped for the 10 in 10 Challenge by eating whatever I wanted. I also worked out a lot so I didn’t really put on weight, but it wasn’t exactly the healthiest diet. One of my indulgences was these chicken wings. I hadn’t planned on doing another wing recipe so soon after the Garlic-Sizzled wings, but these sounded too good to pass up. They aren’t totally bad for you, but they aren’t exactly loaded with health benefits. For some reason, whenever I turn on my oven in my teeny apartment, the smoke alarm goes off. It went off four times while making these wings, but it was worth the annoyance. I adore spice and these wings have a ton of it. If you’re a wimp, reduce the amount of Sriracha, but please don’t leave it out. The sauce is sweet, smoky, and definitely spicy. It’s the kind of spicy that stays on your lips for long after you’re done eating. You can eat this sauce with just about anything so go ahead and cook up extra and toss it with your eggs, serve it with some chips or even a steak if you desire.

Sriracha Chicken Wings
(Slightly Adapted from White on Rice Couple)

Makes 2-3 generous servings

2 pounds chicken wings
Salt and pepper
4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Sriracha hot sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with canola spray.

In a large bowl, toss the wings with 2 teaspoons of oil and a large pinch of salt and a large pinch of pepper. Spread chicken wings out onto the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip chicken wings over and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked and crispy brown.

In sauce pan, heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over medium heat and add onion. Cook until the onions are browned, but not golden, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ketchup, sriracha hot sauce, vinegar, fish sauce and cumin.

Stir well and let simmer for about 3 minutes. Taste and season with salt as needed. Remove from heat and set aside. After chicken wings have finished baking, toss wings in sauce. Serve warm.

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Maggie said...

Mmm! These sound tasty!

Erica said...

I can tell you're going to be my lifesaver! We have one of Josh's friends coming to visit next weekend and he LOVES wings. I'm totally making them these! Thank you soooo very much ;)

Simones Kitchen said...

I would go insane if my smoke alarm went off every time I turned on the These wings do look like they were worth the trouble though!

The Food Librarian said...

I am alllllll about these wings. They look awesome!

Diana said...

You're poor neighbors with that smoke alarm. :)

And you too, of course! Loud noises are egregious to my nerve-endings. I would probably have a nervous fit!

Jenn said...

Superbowl munchies!!!! Adding this to my list.

Olga said...

I just had one chicken wing last night at the DC food blogger potluck. Do you know how much restraint it took??? A TON.

These look finger licking good.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Your fire alarms aren't wired in like mine are they? It annoys me to no end how mine go off when I'm cooking. And I mean cooking and not burning lol. They REALLY go off when I'm burning.

These look great, even if they aren't the healthiest as you say. I am not the healthiest myself lol.

And your soup here was well loved by the way!


Lo said...

Heh. Your smoke alarm should be friends with my smoke alarm!

But, speaking of fire, we can't get enough of Siracha around our house, so these look amazing.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your wings sound other-worldly. If it helps any to know it, I can't broil in my kitchen without triggering the smoke alarm. It's a bummer.

Unknown said...

i'm gonna go out on a limb and say i don't think i could handle these :)

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm look delicious! I love me some sriracha!

Sharon said...

Ooh that pesky smoke alarm! That always happened in our old place but didnt stop me from baking!

Esi said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one with fire alarm issues :)

Laura, so glad you liked the soup!

Reeni said...

These sound and look so good! I need to show them to my Mom - she would go nuts for them.

badbin said...

I recently discovered Sriracha sauce, at our local pizza shop of all places. INSTANT FAN. This recipe looks great!

angela@spinachtiger said...

I'm doing the 2010 too. I think these wings look good for you, if you're counting carbs. Love sriracha.

Sonja @ ActiveFoodie said...

I love chicken wings, something so fun about nibblin' on those wings. And don't worry, there can never be enough chicken wing recipes!

Alicia Foodycat said...

They sound so good! I love spicy chicken wings. The idea of putting the sauce with your eggs is genius too.

Memória said...

These look amazing. My friend would love these.

kellypea said...

Everything's better with Sriracha and wings? Oh yum. These things are dangerous.