Thursday, January 16, 2014

Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken Wings 蜜糖烤鸡翼

This is a delicious dish that looks complicated but is actually really, really easy to prepare. Big Guy and I used to be big fans of a popular charcoal barbecue chicken wing store nearby to our condo, we can eat half a dozen of the chicken wings over a late night movie (those days when we were newly-wed..). However since we have moved to the new house we seldom visit this store anymore.  

For my little boy's birthday party, I had this sudden thought of serving my favorite chicken wings as finger food. But instead of barbecue method, I decided to make an oven roasted version which is healthier and easier for cleaning since less utensil involved. As a fulltime working mama of two young kiddos, I have to take the practical route. 

The honey glaze adds extra aroma to the wings and gives it the golden brown layer which look so tempting; the skin was crunchy but the meat underneath was juicy and tender. This dish was a big hit for the party and the entire plate was emptied shortly after serving!

Give it a try, your little ones (and big ones) may just like it. ;)

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 50 min
Serving for: 24 pieces


1 dozen of chicken wings, separate drummet from the wing with a knife
A teaspoon of salt 

The marinate sauce: A dash of paprika powder 辣椒粉适量
2 tablespoon of premium soy sauce 顶级酱油两茶匙
A tablespoon of Shao Xin Wine 花雕绍兴酒一茶匙, 可免(optional if serving for young kids)
Few drops of sesame oil 麻油几滴
A dash of pepper 胡椒粉适量
2 teaspoon of pure honey, diluted with 1 tablespoon of warm water. 纯蜜糖两茶匙,混一汤匙温水

The Making:

  1. Clean the chicken wings under running water, dab off excess water with kitchen towel and rub the salt evenly over the wings. 
  2. Mix all the marinates, cover the sauce over the chicken wings and marinate them overnight (or at least an hour). 
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F, place a layer of aluminium foil over the baking tray.
  4. Place all the chicken wings over the baking tray, ensure they do not overlap onto one another, brush the honey over the wings and roast for 50 minutes.
  5. Mid way during cooking, turn the chicken wings over to other side and brush with honey again. This will give the wing an even golden brown instead of plain white skin.

Remove from oven and serve it over some hot sauce or just eat it as-is. Either way, they are hard to resist... I gave my duo a drummet each and how they enjoyed it!

Useful Tips You Need to know...
  • I used ziplock bag to store the marinated wings, it allows more even coverage of sauce over the wings. Easy to store & hassle free cleaning.
  • Sprinkle some white sesame seed over the wings for more authentic oriental style. I was out of sesame seed so will only do that the next time.

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