So, remember Thursday and my boneless wings??
Well, today I am one upping those with real deal chicken wings.
I never thought I would actually make real deal chicken wings because to be honest they scare the heck out of me and seem totally intimidating, BUT then I got this amazing new cookbook that I am whole heartedly in love with.
Please tell me you guys know all about Stephanie Le of I am food Blog. If you don’t you have got to go check her out, she is totally inspiring and her recipes are so good. Stephanie just came out with her first cookbook, Easy Gourmet and well, you guys, it has moved to the top of my what seems to be ever-growing cookbook stack. It is full of all kinds of recipes that may seem totally gourmet and unapproachable for a busy weeknight, but… she made them easy. So very easy and so very good.
Her passion for food shines through every single page of the book. Everything from the photos to the little stories that come along with each recipe just make the book that much more personal. You really feel like you are right there cooking along with Stephanie in her kitchen. Which for me personally, is what I look for in good cookbooks.
There are so many recipes I cannot wait to make, I had such a hard time choosing which one to show you guys today. I went back and forth between the Baked Mac & Cheese, Mixed Paella, Homestyle Asian Pasta, Curry Chicken Pot Pie and the Miso Eggplant. Really, I want to make everything though!
Somehow, I went with the hot wings. I think it was more because I was just afraid of them and I wanted a little challenge. Turns out they are the easiest thing ever. Sure the raw chicken is a little nasty to handle (and it made me think of my cute little chickens I love so much down at the barn), but it’s all worth it in the end.
These are so good you guys.
My family kind of went a little nuts for them. I served them as dinner with, wait for it….rice! I mean, of course. But, you could serve them with fries or as an appetizer for parties or especially for game day. Whatever you are feeling.
Also, these are HOT wings. I used the full fourth of a cup of sriracha, but my family can handle spicy, if you prefer things a little milder then take it down to two tablespoons. Other than that, this recipe is a no brainer if you are a chicken wings fan!
Fun Part: I am giving away a copy of Stephanie’s book, Easy Gourmet, so all you guys can get in on these easy, delicious, gourmet recipes. If you want a copy for yourself, just leave a comment below. Maybe tell me what your favorite fall dinner is too. I am all about fall right now!
- 1 tablespoon oil I used sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup sriracha or to your taste
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- oil for the pan
- In a large bowl, mix together the first 7 ingredients. Add the chicken wings and mix well. Marinate in the fridge for 1 hour. Remove the wings from the marinade, reserving the marinade.
- Indoors: Heat a bit of oil in a large nonstick pan over medium to medium- high heat. Add the chicken wings, cover and cook, flipping every so
- often until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. Remove the lid, add the remaining marinade and turn the heat up to high to reduce the sauce. Enjoy immediately.
- Grill: When ready to cook, set the grill at medium to medium-high heat. Brush the grill with oil and grill the chicken wings, brushing with the remaining marinade and turning every so often until charred and cooked through, about 14-18 minutes.
Good eats and good reads…a happy Sunday for sure![This giveaway is sponsored by Stephanie’s publisher. The winner will be picked at random on Friday.]