Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

sweet-and-spicy-wings-1Those that have been reading my blog for a while know that I cannot resist chicken wings. I wanted to try another Asian style chicken wing, so this is a cross between honey sriracha and orange chicken. I made these fairly mild because my son can’t handle the heat. But if these were just for me, you know the amount of red pepper flakes and sriracha would be doubled or tripled. Feel free to adjust to your taste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 pounds chicken wings

MARINADE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (juice of one lime)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 tablespoons sriracha sauce

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make the marinade. Combine soy sauce, garlic, lime juice and ginger in a gallon sized Ziplock bag. Add wings to marinade. Seal and toss well. Leave in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Place wings on a baking rack over a baking sheet or parchment sheet lined baking sheet. Cook the wings for 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce while the wings are cooking. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. When the wings are done cooking, take the wings out and  turn up the oven to 450 F degrees.
  5. Baste the wings in the sauce you prepared. Be sure to turn wings over and baste all sides thoroughly.
  6. Return wings to oven. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until sauce caramelizes.

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Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey Lemon ChickenHello everyone! Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last post. I had oral surgery recently that left me on a soft food diet. Needless to say, none of the stuff I ate was worth blogging or wasn’t made by me. My daughter was kind enough to send home a care package that included soup and ice cream! Finally, a legitimate excuse to eat ice cream!

Anyway, I am slowly transitioning to regular food. So my first regular meal is this chicken dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And if you are like me and love quick and easy recipes, this dish can be completed in about 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • lemon slices for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder and onion powder on a plate or bowl.
  3. Dredge chicken, shaking off excess. Reserve 1 tablespoon flour and put in small bowl with 2 tablespoons cold water. Set aside.
  4. Place butter, olive oil and minced garlic in skillet over medium high heat. When butter is melted, cook chicken until golden brown on both sides. About 4 minutes each side. Or until juices run clear. Remove chicken breasts from pan.
  5. Add chicken broth to skillet and bring to a simmer. Scrape the pan to mix brown bits into the liquid.
  6. Add honey, lemon juice and soy sauce and mix. Add reserved flour and water slurry to skillet. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  7. Return chicken to skillet. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Turn chicken over and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and gravy from skillet.

Honey Lime Chicken Skillet