It wasn’t until I was in college that I started to like chicken wings (before that I only like drumsticks LOL). I’m not sure why, but probably because it’s something that we ate so often and I had a roommate who loved to snack on chicken wings and that probably somehow rubbed off on me. I remember fondly this little restaurant near our school, which served nice Taiwanese and fusion food and we used to hang out there on late Friday night,
reading (more of looking at the images) Chinese magazine (and I knew only 0.5% of Chinese characters lol), playing board games. They served nice bubble tea too. Back then, the bubble tea wasn’t as popular in the U.S. as it is now 😉 (yeah…..we’re talking about before the Y2K). It’s funny how we often (at least I do) relate food to certain memories, and chicken wings were something I often ordered from that place. Chit chatting over chicken wings….I mean, what can be better than that ?
These honey and soy sauce baked wings are very easy and pretty delicious to much on. My kids love them. This weren’t the chicken wings I ordered back then, but they sure brought back the memory of the good old days 🙂
HONEY AND SOY SAUCE WINGS (4 servings)
- 2 lbs of chicken wings
- 1 cup of honey
- 3/4 cup of soy sauce
- Small pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 Tbsp of butter optional
Pat the chicken wings dry with absorbent paper towel. Discard the wing tips . Separate the chicken wings into drumettes and the flat wings
Pour the honey,soy sauce, salt and pepper in a large sealed bag. Add the chicken wings in, squeeze out most of the air and seal the bag and gently squeeze the bag around to mix the marinating sauce with the chicken wings. Lay it flat on the fridge (so they marinade evenly) and let them marinate for about 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 375 F. Place the wings in a lightly greased baking sheet line with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes or until the wings are cooked through. Brush the marinade juice on the wings and flip them over once during the baking
OPTIONAL: Preheat a small saucepan. Melt the butter and pour the remaining marinade juice into the pan and cook until the sauce is thickened and pour over the wings and ready to serve