Sunday, August 15, 2010

Asian Baked Crispy Chicken Wings


There is nothing better than comfort food on a dreary rainy day like today. I've had my share of chicken wings. From Asian flavors to American. From spicy to tangy and sweet. You name it, i've had it. And usually they're the fried kind and is pretty irresistible.

But while I love moderation and portion control. When I get to eat really good chicken wings, I end up eating more than necessary. Don't we all? So I wanted a baked chicken wing recipe that was both crispy and flavorful.

The perfect combination of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, orange zest, brown sugar and rice wine vinegar gives this sauce a deliciously sweet and tangy flavor with a bit of spice. These wings are out of this world delicious. If you don't believe me. Just try it! You won't be disappointed.

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
Prepping the Chicken
2 lbs Chicken Wings
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce (optional)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Cup All Purpose Flour & 2 tbsp of Curry Powder (curry powder optional)
Cooking Oil Spray (a technique a friend told me about) or Brush Melted Butter
Toasted Sesame Seeds for Sprinkling

Garlicky, Ginger, Orange Zest Sauce
1/2 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 to 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Finely Minced Garlic
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Medium Orange Zest or Lemon Zest your choice
1 tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce (optional)
1-1/2 tsp Finely Minced Ginger
2 tsp Corn Starch mixed with 1 tbsp of water

Directions
1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400º degrees. Place chicken in a large bowl. Add the black pepper, salt, chile garlic sauce & garlic powder and mix well. Add the cup of flour & curry powder mixture, sprinkling over the chicken coating evenly in the same bowl. Coat thoroughly.


2. Place chicken wings on the baking sheet and spray the chicken wings with the cooking oil spray or brush on butter and bake for 30 minutes. Turn chicken over and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes.



3. In the meantime, make the sauce. Over medium/high heat add the rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, orange zest, soy sauce & Chili Garlic Sauce in a saucepan and bring to boil a then simmer for a minute. Add the cornstarch mixture and whisk well. Set aside. Once the wings are done, place wings in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 the sauce (you can add more). Leaving the remaining 1/2 for dipping if need be. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seed on top and serve hot.


These wing are so crispy! They taste so much better than fried wings. The sauce is sweet and tangy with a bit of spice. I love the orange zest. It adds such a wonderful aroma and flavor. The curry powder mixture really adds a unique flavor too. This one is definitely a winner. And you won't feel guilty indulging on these little babies.

Please try these. They'll for sure be your favorite and they're perfect for any party. Enjoy!
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  1. Ruth said... August 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    oh my, that looks absolutely delicious. I'm gonna try it out...:)

  2. jose manuel said... August 15, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Que aspecto más delicioso tiene esto. Me gusta la receta, y me la copio con tu permiso. Saludos

  3. Marisa said... August 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    I'm a big wing lover myself. This looks and sounds like a great recipe!

  4. Eastlyn and co. said... August 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Hi, Lisa-these wings look and sound absolutely wonderful. I don't fry much of anything (not just b/c I'm that health conscious, but b/c it's very messy). Do you heat the wings again after tossing them in the sauce or just does the warm sauce act as a glaze? Can't wait to find the chili garlic sauce and give this a try. -EW http://eastlynandcompany.blogspot.com or e-mail: passionfish30@hotmail.com

  5. Hannah said... August 15, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    I want to eat these right now! LOL

  6. Chef Dennis said... August 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    hi Lisa
    who doesn't love wings and yours look delicious! that sauce sounds so good, garlicky chili sauce, yummmmy!!
    I bet my girls would love these!

  7. ajcabuang04 said... August 15, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    I'm on portion control right now and I definitely know the feeling of wanting to eat more! These chicken wings are something I would eat more of!!

  8. Monet said... August 15, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    I have heard that it is dreary up in your parts...you can take some of this Texas sun and heat! These wings look flavorful and crispy...just the way you would want them. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Cameron said... August 15, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    These look so yummy!! I seriously think of you every time I make something special for dinner! I'm always thinking, "I wonder what Lisa would think of this..."

  10. baking.serendipity said... August 15, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    I'd love a rainy day...and some of these chicken wings! They look delicious (no surprise, here) :)

  11. penny aka jeroxie said... August 15, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    Made some baffolo wings as well! your look so good.

  12. Satya said... August 15, 2010 at 11:02 PM

    first time to ur blog ... u have a nice space here and ur son looks very cute...i am sure ur chicken wings taste yummy for chicken lovers..i love ur blackberry frozen yogurt...and u have beautifull clicks...

    if u get time do visit my blog

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

  13. Stephanie M. Page said... August 15, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Yum, Yum, Yum!!! =)

  14. Cooking Gallery said... August 16, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    I do love chicken wings and often eat more than necessary too :)! The recipe you have sounds very good.

  15. Amy said... August 16, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    Oh, wow. Your blog rocks...your recipes are making me hungry! I found you through the Nestwork, and I'm following so I can get your yummy recipes!

  16. Maxabella said... August 16, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    These look really yummy. I'm printing out the recipe straightaway! Thanks for sharing. x

  17. Happy Cook said... August 16, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    They look so so good, i am gonna bookmark this recipe.

  18. MamaJ said... August 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Ooooh... yumyum yum! Those wings look good!!!

  19. mysimplefood said... August 16, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Lovely recipe and baked to perfection. I am bookmarking this :)

  20. Ari said... August 16, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    These look fantastic! I never make wings because of the whole "frying" thing, but I don't think I'd feel too bad about these. Can't wait to try 'em!

  21. MaryMoh said... August 16, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Mmmmm...these look so finger licking good. I can eat the whole plate. I don't think anyone can resist this :P

  22. Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron said... August 16, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    I like crispy skin!! They look amazingly good! I too can finish them all myself!

  23. Jinnia said... August 16, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    These look absolutely amazing, like they would be fried. Would it do it justice to use the recipe for chicken tenders? I may try that tonight and let you know the results...Thanks for stopping by my feature post and for your sweet comment, have a super day! ~Jinnia

  24. Robin @ Blommi said... August 16, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Oh yum. I am going to make drumsticks like this.

  25. Lauren Zabaneh said... August 16, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    these look and sound amazing. I love wings but don't like that they are fried. I'm going to have to try these. yummers!

  26. I'm a full-time mummy said... August 17, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    Oh I am so going to bookmark this so that I can try it out when I start my baking adventure!

    I've just posted a list of things I needed for baking. Would appreciate if you can drop by and take a look!
    http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/post/2010/08/17/List-of-Things-I-Need-for-Baking.aspx

  27. Peggy said... August 17, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    These look fantastic! I love how they're baked and not fried! They come out looking better in my opinion!

  28. Small Burst said... August 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    i love cooking wings because they are can be infused with flavor so easily. looks deelish as usual.

  29. Juliana said... August 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Lisa, this chicken wings look absolutely inviting...love the way you made it...baked :-)

  30. Tye said... August 18, 2010 at 3:07 AM

    Wow.I'm going to have to try these wings. They look great and the fact that they are baked makes it even better. I'm visiting from Mama's Little Nestwork and loving these great recipes. Looking forward to others.

    Diary of a Chic Mommy
    http://www.diaryofachicmommy.com

  31. Gree said... August 18, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    yum! I love chicken wings and am so happy you made a healthy alternative, I always cringe at the amount of fat I know I am consuming. And I love the flavors, sesame and orange..oh my!

  32. 404momi said... March 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Made these tonight! I cannot believe how delicious they are. I mean... Really good.

    My family can't stop talking about them. I feel like a hero.

  33. Bernice said... May 20, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Made these tonight for my family. They were delish! And everyone loved them. Great recipe!

  34. jhunelyn said... December 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    OMG I LOVE THIS :D
    it tastes delicious.
    thank you for the recipe.

  35. Anonymous said... January 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Super recipe! No need to marinate to get delicious wings. I only had black rice vinegar so wings had a nice tang. Thanks, Lisa

  36. Adrienne said... January 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Made these for dinner tonight. Phenomenal recipe! I don't even normally like chicken wings. I couldn't resist these!