Chicken Wings (Two ways)

Durga Puja or Dusshera celebrations have now begun across most of India. The Steel City of Bokaro, where I grew up, was a melting pot of various cultures-a mini India which gave us a chance to understand and celebrate various cultures. Durga Puja was one of the biggest! And apart from a mini break from school it used to be a huge social occasion with lots of fun, festivities and good food. Pandal hopping from one sector(residential colony) to the other was eagerly looked forward to. Puja and Diwali is a time when I miss my city the most. My mother would fast and we would eat only vegetarian (but yummy none the less) food, a tradition I have been miserable at following but I try and use these ten days as an excuse to cook less meat in the house( and trust me it is not easy with the brood and their father being hardcore carnivores). The boys are missing their meat and I wish I could make my life easier and cook these chicken wings, two ways-hot and spicy for the adults and sweet for the kids and make meal times less stressful.Here is the recipe:

 

Chicken Wings (Two ways)

Ingredients

  • Chicken wings- 10-12 pieces each for both styles of preparations (separated at the joints and tips removed. See here for tips- http://thecookful.com/how-to-cut-chicken-wings/)
  • For the hot and spicy sauce:
  • Butter- 3 tablespoons
  • Hot Sauce (any kind would do, I used a mixture of Thai hot sauce and Maggi hot and sweet chili sauce)-4 tablespoons
  • Chopped garlic-2
  • Salt-1/2 teaspoon or to taste depending on the salt level of the hot sauce used
  • Pepper-1/2 teaspoon
  • For the sweet honey sauce:
  • Butter- 3 tablespoons
  • Honey- 4 +2 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce-1 tablespoon
  • Sriracha sauce- 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped garlic-2
  • Pepper-1/2 teaspoon

Instructions

  1. To make both the sauces follow similar procedure- Melt butter, take it off heat and stir in in the remaining ingredients and set aside
  2. For the hot and spicy wings-Place the prepared chicken wings in a deep bowl and using half the sauce marinate the wings overnight or for at least 2-3 hours in a refrigerator. Reserve the remaining sauce for later
  3. Keep the marinated wings out of the refrigerator half an hour before baking
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with foil. Place the marinated wings on the tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes
  5. After 20 minutes take them out and pour the remaining sauce over making sure it evenly coats both sides using tongs
  6. Now, broil them for another 10 minutes, flipping them half way to make the skin crispier. If you do not have the broiler option you could just bake them for another 10 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. For the honey sauce wings- Using 2 tables of honey, glaze the wings on both sides and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
  8. After 10 minutes pour the prepared sweet honey sauce over the wings, making sure both sides are evenly coated and bake for another 20 minutes or until the wings are cooked through
  9. Serve hot with a side of salad/carrots/celery

Notes

Calories (per serving)- 250 (for honey sauce wings), 200 (for hot sauce wings)
Nutrition- Protein punch/Good fat/ Vitamins B-3, B-6, E/Magnesium
It did wonders for your- Skin/Hair/ Bones/Heart
This is “My 1pm Meal”

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