Hello internet, Dreadlocked Chef here. I received some vital feedback last week about my post. I neglected the Dry Wings and some of you like dry wings… I wonder why? But due to Public Demand, here’s part 2 of the Chicken wings Saga.
If you have not been on the chicken series then please go back and read the first two Chicken posts, because we do not like to repeat ourselves in the culinary world. Once is definitely enough. Unless you are one of those people who ought to be told over and over… https://urbanitte.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/chicken/ and https://urbanitte.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/chicken-wings/ are here for your references.
Once you’ve completed the cleaning of your chicken wings with the ‘special stuff’ you ought to pat it down with kitchen towels. Have in a bowl some flour (100g is enough for half a kg of wings), a tablespoon of garlic powder, a tablespoon of onion powder, a teaspoon of paprika (if you like some heat), a nice shake of chilli flakes (if you like some heat), a few cracks of fresh black or white pepper (depends on your preference), and a secret ingredient – Baking powder.
Yes, the thing we put in cakes, donuts, cookies, & pancakes. Add a teaspoon of baking powder and mix the dry ingredients well. Coat the wings in the flour and make sure they get well coated… Baking powder gives all the above foods the ‘fluffy’ feel and this is good for dry wings, especially because they would be extremely boring without this extra dimension of fluff.
Leave them for a while (about an hour). Once the hour is done turn up your oven to 180 Degrees and once its warm toss them in there for about 45 mins. Remember to turn them so that there is an even browning on them.
Now, during that hour the wings are sitting in your fridge, do not just sit there watching Netflix, or Hulu, or whatever we watch. Make some bbq sauce. Now, the bbq sauce recipe is;
- Ketchup (200ml)
- Mustard (100ml)
- Brown Sugar (1/4 cup)
- Orange Juice (200ml)
- Apple juice (200ml)
- Balsamic/Apple cider vinegar (a splash)
- Hot sauce (to taste)
- Honey (If you want 2 tbspns)
- Oregano (a nice shake)
- Soy Sauce (a splash)
- Worstershire Sauce (as Soy sauce)
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Lemon Juice (of a lemon)
So, it looks like a lot, but, if you want that perfect balance you can taste and adjust it to your taste… Really just add all the liquids in and the powders and add the sugar and honey last, so that they go in when the sauce is hot. Get this simmering once all the ingredients are in for about 10 mins – or until it thickens.
Use this sauce to coat the wings, and since you have a lot, why not save it in the fridge? Bbq Sauce tastes amazing on literally everything.
Also, the wings should resemble..
So, impress your guests with some of these healthier option of wings, and they’ll definitely ask for some bbq sauce to take home. Until next Tasty Tuesday.