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Asian Spice Chicken Wings

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
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 252

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce You can substitute 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce and eliminate the salt if you are not looking for a gluten free option
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 pounds wings separated at the joint

Pots and Utensils

  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Large Ziploc Bag
  • 1 Cookie sheet if you are baking the wings

Instructions

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.

Notes

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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 37.8g | Fat: 9.5g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 783mg | Sugar: 0.2g