This Asian spice chicken wings recipe is a very versatile dish. It is really simple to make, has a gluten free version and can be either baked or grilled
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Marinating Time 1hour
Total Time 45minutes
½teaspoonhot pepper flakes
2Tablespoonsfish sauceYou can substitute 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce and eliminate the salt if you are not looking for a gluten free option
3poundswingsseparated at the joint
Pots and Utensils
1Large Ziploc Bag
1Cookie sheetif you are baking the wings
Marinating the Wings
Mix all of the ingredients except for the wings in the small bowl.
Put the wings in the ziploc bag.
Add the sauce to the bag and seal it. Don't worry if it seems like a small amount of marinade for the number of wings. It will cover them.
Flip the bag over a few times in all directions to distribute the sauce over the wings.
For best flavor, marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 24 hours. If you are marinating for longer than an hour, flip the bag over once in a while to make sure all of the wings are evenly covered. You can also skip this step if you are in a hurry.
To Cook On The Grill
Warm up the grill on medium heat for a few minutes.
Spread the wings out on the grill, skin side down first.
Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping occasionally. Note: Wings do tend to cause flare-ups on the grill, so check on them frequently to make sure the skin doesn't burn.
To Cook In The Oven
Pre-heat the oven to 400º F.
Spread the wings out on a cookie sheet, skin side down. This helps to make the skin crispy. Covering the cookie sheet in foil first makes it easier to clean when you are done.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Turn the wings over so the skin side is up.
Bake for another 20 minutes.
To make the skin extra crispy, cook the wings under the broiler for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
If you are grilling wings, make sure to monitor them closely since the fat from the skin causes a lot of flare ups.
If you are baking frozen wings that you have just thawed, they have a tendency to have soggy skin. To prevent this, dry them thoroughly before putting them on the cookie sheet. Also, you may want to bake them with the skin side up for the entire 40 minutes. They usually have extra water in them that will fill the pan during the cooking process and cause the skin to be soggy if it is face down on the pan.