Chicken wings are a delicacy that I have started to appreciate only recently. Growing up I would always eat chicken breast… no thighs, no wings. I know, thighs are supposed to be tastier and juicier, but I never really liked them. Since moving here I have eaten chicken wings made in different ways and found I actually liked them, especially when their skin is crispy and when the wings are spicy. I often find though that they can be quite greasy and fat, and that is why I never tried to cook them at home. Well, that was before I saw these beauties over at my friend Reem’s amazing site Simply Reem! I saw them and could not get them out of my mind. You know, sometimes it happens… I see something I like and I just HAVE to make it. I had to wait for a few days so I could get all the ingredients I needed (including the chicken wings obviously) and then I finally made them. The result was amazing. The wings came out perfect: crunchy skin and no fat at all! I have to admit that the wings we bought were not huge, so that is probably why they were not that fat to begin with. The best part about this recipe is that you first marinate the wings and then glaze them with a finger-licking-delicious sweet and spicy sauce that is slightly sticky, so they are double tasty! I had to make a couple of changes to the original recipe and adapt it to what I could actually find in Sydney and I was 100% satisfied! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks Reem!!!
Recipe adapted from Reem at Simply Reem
900 gms (2lbs) chicken wings
1 cup flour
For the marinade
2 or 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp chilli powder
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
For the glaze
½ cup apricot jam (without pieces of fruits)
1 garlic clove, very finely minced
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ to 1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp red chilli flakes
Put all the marinade ingredients in a big bowl and mix well. Add the chicken wings, mix and coat them well with the marinade. Marinate in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
Now coat the chicken wings in flour and shake off the excess.
Put them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and spray them with a little extra virgin olive oil.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 25 minutes. Then turn the chicken wings and bake them on the other side for another 25 minutes. This cooking time also depends on the size of the wings you are using.
While the chicken is baking, combine all the glaze ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Let it cook for another 5-6 minutes stirring constantly. Remove the glaze from the fire and keep it aside.
Once the chicken is cooked, dip the wings in the glaze and coat them well. Serve hot.
Also, I want to thank Elyse from The Cultural Dish for awarding Manu’s Menu with the Versatile Blogger Award! I really appreciate it and I always feel honoured when I receive awards from my favourite bloggers! And Elyse is one of the first foodies I started to follow!!! Thank You Elyse!!! And please, visit The Cultural Dish and take your time to enjoy all the yummy food Elyse cooks! I won’t be passing this today, as I have already shared 7 facts about me and passed the same award in my last post… but you can read about it here! 🙂
Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says
Manu, these are gorgeous. Look at that glossy delicious glaze. Irresistable! Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Jill @ MadAboutMacarons says
Gosh, I see what you mean about this recipe. Definitely a keeper! Beautiful photos – want to lick the screen… funny – we have another thing in common about preferring the chicken breast (great I get it to myself since the French family prefer all the other parts!)
Pomegranate molasses and brown sugar. Yum! Those must be nice and sweet.
Sweet and sticky, the way wings should be!
[email protected] says
Wow-this does have some wonderful flavors here. I have a few wing recipes, but nothing like this-they look so delicious. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing this one!
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
You should see my face when the first pic opened up..OMG..those look phenomenal..! Great recipe..I am buzzing this!!!
Reem | Simply Reem says
Manu these looks delicious my dear,
I want to eat some out of the screen right now….
Thanks you Manu, I am glad you liked my wings and gave it a try. I love the little twist you added to the recipe….
Ohhhh thank you so much Reem!!! You know that your lovely comment means A LOT to me!!! The wings are DELICIOUS!!!!! Thanks!!! <3
I love chicken wings too, but don’t eat them often. These are great because you bake them. Did you know most of the wings sold in Canada come from China? I had no idea until about a year ago. I try to buy from local farms.
Sai Manu, anche io non ho grande esperienza con le ali di pollo…mi sa che in Italia non vanno così forte come in USA o magari in Australia…cmq così glassate sono appetitosissime, da provare!
I do not like chicken breast at all. I like meat with bones 🙂 These looks juicy and spicy red… this is what i like!
To heck with the breast, the thigh or the drumstick – I’ll take the wing any day! Love, love, love chicken wings. I could pull one from one of your pictures! 🙂 Looks like you have a good amount of spicy in the glaze! Perfect!
Oh my these chicken wings look fantastic! My hubby would love these =)
Hope you have a great weekend ahead with some more awesome recipes!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I remember this post at Reem’s site. My mouth water by just looking at your pictures Manu. I need to buy pomegranate molasses that’s the only ingredient that I don’t own. Finger licking good for sure!
[email protected] says
That picture looks amazing! The coat on those wings look finger lickin good. Mmmmmm
Yum! We eat chicken wings like they are going out of style in my house. I’m always looking for new ways to make them. Nice post!
Beth Michelle says
There is nothing like an awesome wings recipe and these look pretty amazing!! Your photos are so beautiful!!!
those look really good! I also never made chicken wings, I don’t know way but they’re just not that popular in Italy and I guess I don’t think of them as a proper meal… Maybe I should start!
I know exactly what you mean… too little meat for a main dish and too much for an appetiser! hehehe But they are perfect for a potluck or a buffet! 🙂
yum.. i wouldnt mind eating this with rice for lunch 🙂
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Manu these look wonderfully sticky and spicy! I saw these gleaming chicken wings on Reem’s site and thought that they looked fantastic 🙂
Giulietta | Alterkitchen says
Fantastic, Manu! These chicken wings make my mouth watering! 🙂
they look delicious manu, yum!
i am a chicken breast person too.
My brother goes nuts for chicken wings, but I’ve never been able to eat them; I think it’s the lack of meat, I just don’t find them enjoyable. I’d love to try drumsticks with this recipe though.
I think drumsticks will work great too with this recipe! Let me know how you go if you try them! 🙂
ya, they look delicious, but i don’t see anyone who actually made them….well i did and guess what they are delicious. def make them again and again. my new favorite
Agree with u manu!! this recipe is a keeper! Bookmarked!
even I already say this on my tweet, I’ll said it again, how I wish this is my lunch!! Haha ha! 😀
Chicken wings is my favorite part of chicken, & ur idea with the doubel layer sauce with the aprikot jam is briliant! 😉
Congrats on your award again! 😀
Your wings here are SOOO gorgeous and mouth-watering!
Chicken wings had always been my all time fave esp fried or braised. I don’t like breast meat bcoz it’s so tough & dry but won’t if it’s cooked just nice. 😉
The wings are my favorite part and especially when they’re spicy.
Nuts about food says
Oh no! I made chicken wings last night, I would have loved to make these. That teaches me not to read the second you post (I usually do but work has been crazy these days)! As an American I LOVE chicken wings, the crunchy skin. I always found it really frustrating that my husband loves the breast which I find dry and boring instead of the thighs and wings. It must be an Italian thing. But then I was happy, because it meant I got both wings. Now he is starting to love other parts and my kids adore the wings so I am no longer as lucky. Sniffle.
Love that they are baked!
wok with ray says
Beautiful chicken wings you got there, Manu.
I just made these, actually I’m eating them now and this is definitely a keeper recepie! Only thing is I would use the paper suggested just out in a regular pan and bake the wings stuck to paper.
ok, clearly i was distracted on how good these wings were and couldnt spell/type right..lol so yummy and sticky!
i was trying to say i wouldnt use the paper suggested i would just put them in a regular pan and bake.. i think next time im going to fry the wings. Awesome recipe!! I’m plotting on the next time im going to make these bad boys 🙂 yum yum yum!
I would like to get all the recipes through email. Thanks
Jan Edwards says
I tried these tonight. I wasn’t able to find the Pomegranate Molasses, so I bought some Pomegranate Syrup and mixed it with Molasses. A charm! These wings are so awesome!! I impressed you! (And myself) I made some just plain with the marinade, They were so tasty also. I have friends that cannot eat spicy. All the way around, these wings are a huge hit!! I will make this my go -to -recipe as long as I live. Thank you for making my Super bowl Party a hit!! I have had these wings at the bar, but these top that!! I am so in awe and so thankful to have found this site!!! Thank you!!!!