Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Hoisin Chicken Wings

This is one of my family's favourite.  The spiciness and the sweetness brought by the honey makes this dish really yummy.  Most of the recipes I see online or in my cookbooks would not include honey in its ingredients.

But I want to try something different so I added pure honey to it and the result was really good.  Hoisin sauce is also called Haxian sauce is a Chinese dipping sauce.   Traditionally, it is made from sweet potatoes.  Water, sugar, soy beans, white vinegar, salt, garlic, chilli peppers, and coloring agents.  Although the word Hoisin means seafood, there are no seafood in its ingredients.

Ingredients:  1/2 K chicken wings (cut into two, remove tips)
1/2 c hoisin sauce
1/4 c pure honey
1 tsp ginger, grated or 1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

  1. Combine all the ingredients by whisking.
  2. Marinade chicken wings for half an hour or more.
  3. Preheat oven to 250 C
  4. Place a foil (big enough to cover the chicken) in a big baking pan.
  5. Place the chicken in the foil. Make sure that they are not overcrowded.
  6. Pour the marinade and seal with foil.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through and the glaze is brown

Note:  If you want the chicken a bit crispy, open the foil 10 minutes before baking ends.  Turn the chicken after 5 minutes.  I usually use lee kum kee for the hoisin sauce.



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