Emmpeccably Crispy Chicken Wing w/ Honey Lime Cilantro Sauce
This is a recipe from my upcoming cookbook Eating Emmpeccably
You'd be hard-pressed to find a meat-eater who doesn't enjoy eating chicken wings. I'd even argue (rightfully so) that something is wrong with said person because when chicken wings are made correctly, they're absolutely delicious. Their delicately juicy and slightly fatty texture makes them a blank canvas ready to be painted with flavor.
Specifically, this recipe if I do say so myself.
These chicken wings are savory and tangy on their own with the use of the To My Yang and Hey, Hot Stuff all-purpose blends, but the honey lime sauce takes them to the next level.
What you'll need:
2 tbsp To My Yang all-purpose seasoning blend
2 tbsp Hey, Hot Stuff all-purpose seasoning blend
2½ tbsp ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp avocado oil or your choice of oil
Clean and dry the chicken wings and place them into a large mixing bowl
2. Drizzle the oil over the chicken and massage in. This helps the seasoning stick to the wings and prevents burning in the oven.
Toss the To My Yang, Hey Hot Stuff, and black pepper on the wings and massage in until the blends and pepper fully coat the wing.
Let the wings marinate for at least 30 min.
In the meantime, were going to make the sauce. Here's how:
Honey Cilantro Lime Sauce
What you'll need:
½ cup avocado oil or your choice of oil
1 bunch of cilantro
2–3 large, fresh cloves of garlic
3 tsp honey
1½ tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
7 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice (approximately 3–4 limes)
Oh, Kale Yeah! all-purpose blend
Pinch of salt
Mince the garlic
In a food processor, if you have one combine the oil, cilantro, garlic, honey, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and lime juice and pulse until blended.
If you don't have one, finely chop the cilantro until you have about ½ a cup and then combine all the ingredients and whisk
Add in the Oh, Kale Yeah! and salt to taste
Set aside in the refrigerator until 20 minutes before the chicken is done.
Once your chicken is close to being done marinating, turn on your oven to 400°
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with non-stick spray or coat with oil
Shake the excess liquid off and place your chicken on the rack, evenly spaced.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until brown and crisp. I like to broil them for 2-3 minutes towards the end for that extra oomph.
5. Once they're out and cool enough to handle, baste those puppies with that delicious honey lime sauce. My mouth is literally watering as a type this.
6. Serve and enjoy