Game Day Food

Having a lot of hungry guests over to watch the big game? These Spicy Asian Chicken Wings will feed a crowd, and are simple to make. They only take 10 minutes to prep. Throw them in the oven for a little over an hour and you have a great appetizer. I know I'll have them ready before the game starts. Here's how...

Spicy Asian Chicken Wings
Tools Needed:
Silicone Baking Mat (Fat Daddio's Baking Mat)
Mixing Bowls
Measuring Cups/Spoons
Tongs
Knife
Cutting Board
Skillet
 
Ingredients:
5 pounds chicken wings, separated at the joints
1 tablespoon 5-spice powder
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh orange juice
1 cup canned pineapple juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
 
Garnish:
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons diagonally sliced green onions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a cookie sheet with silicone baking mat.
     
  2. In a large bowl, season the chicken wings with the 5-spice, sugar, salt and pepper, tossing to coat well. Spread the seasoned wings on the prepared cookie sheet evenly and bake until browned, about 35 minutes.
     
  3. While the wings are baking, in a large skillet, combine the remaining ingredients (except the garnish) set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid has reduced to a syrup, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm until ready to use.
     
  4. Remove the wings from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 F.
     
  5. Place the wings in a large, heat-proof bowl. Drizzle half the prepared sauce over the wings, reserving the other half, tossing to coat well. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the wings and toss again. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet lined with baking mat and arrange the coated wings on top of the rack. Return the pan to the oven and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy.
     
  6. Arrange the wings on a large serving platter and top with sliced green onions. Serve immediately with the remaining sauce passed on the side for dipping.
For more inspiration, visit our Appetizer board on Pinterest.