Asian Zing Chicken Wings

Crispy wings coated in a sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy sauce. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.

Crispy chicken wings coated in a sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy sauce. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.

Marriage is a huge commitment. You’re stuck with that certain someone FOR LIFE. No amount of Prince Charming good looks, Rapunzel with her golder hair singing “aah ah aah ah aaaaah, R.E.S.P.E.C.T or love is ever enough to justify the ability to live with that someone for the rest of your life.

Good looks and charms are doomed to dwindle as you age along with old, wrinkly and saggy skin.

Love and respect will find itself difficult to stay with all the farting and burping in front of each other, peeing with the door open, bad breathe in the morning, poop and period talks during mealtime, no more shaving, the weight gain and sticking up hemorrhoid medicine tubes up each other’s asses.

Yes, shocking.

The true secret to successful marriage is undoubtedly food.

Crispy chicken wings coated in a sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy sauce. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.

He loves white meat, you love dark meat.

She loves the crusts, you love the filling.

He loves stems, you love leaves.

She loves fats, you love leans.

Mr. V loves drumettes, I love wings.

Crispy chicken wings coated in a sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy sauce. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.

Favorites never change. They’re permanent till 6 feet under. No one in their right mind is ever going to ask for white meat on their death bed if they’ve only loved dark meat all their life.

Opposing favorites = no fight. No fight = happy marriage.

Now that we all know the key to a successful marriage, let’s move on to the sticky, sweet, spicy, tangy, tropical-ly, asian-y wings for a happy you and me.

These wings are coated in a mixture of flour, rice flour and cornstarch for maximum crispiness. They are then baked in a fiery 500 degree oven to crisp em up quickly. Yup. No frying involved. These beautiful crisp wings are then coated with a delectable, lip smacking, mouth watering sauce.

Crispy chicken wings coated in a sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy sauce. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.

Go on… take a bite.

And if you haven’t done so already, check out my last post Taiwanese Potstickers. Part thin & crispy, part soft & tender with a delicious pork filling inside. The textural difference of these potstickers will blow your mind.

Taiwanese Potstickers

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What are the opposite favorites you have with your other half?

 


 

Asian Zing Chicken Wings
 
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Asian Zing Chicken Wings. Sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 2.5 lb chicken wings or drumettes or both

  • Flour mixture
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbs rice flour
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

  • Sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ¼" ginger, grated or finely minced
  • 5 sprigs cilantro (stems and leaves), finely minced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1½ tbs lemon juice
  • 5¼ tsp light soy sauce
  • 1½ tsp coconut oil
  • 1½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1½ tsp chili flakes
  • 1½ tsp water
  • 1½ tsp cornstarch (or more)
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 F.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the ingredients for the flour mixture.
  3. Roll the wings one at a time to evenly coat them with the flour mixture. Put the coated wings on a greased baking sheet. Spray the wings with cooking spray.
  4. Bake the wings for 25-30 minutes.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients (except the cornstarch) and put it to boil.
  6. Once boiled, turn the heat to low and slowly stir in the cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if you like the sauce thicker (sauce will thicken a lil more once cooled).
  7. Toss and coat the wings with the sauce in a large bowl. Serve immediately.
Notes
1. Yes, 500 F is high but baking the chicken wings at that temperature speeds up cooking the chicken while crisping them up at the same time. If your oven can't go up to 500 F, crank it up as high as it can and bake until brown and crispy.

2. You might think that to prevent soggy crust when baking, you'd want to place the chicken on a wire rack. However, when you put the on the pan, the pan becomes hot enough (like on the stove) that it beautifully crisps the skin.

3. Make sure chicken wings are in room temperature before baking.

 

28 Responses

  1. Michele Flores

    Ok, made these tonight, a KEEPER recipe!!!!!!! I am Italian, but think there MUST be some Asian blood in me, I LOVE Asian food! They are perfect!!! Thank you!!!!

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      Haha. I’m so happy you love this recipe Michele. It’s one of my to go recipe for wings. The flavor combination in the sauce is simply amazing. This is not full fledge Asian though. Kinda Asian fusion-ish. 🙂

      • AiPing
        AiPing

        You could try. It may not turn out as crispy. If you have arrowroot powder, that’ll work too. 🙂

  2. Quin

    I died laughing at this post. Between the bad breath in the morning and the hemorrhoid talk, it was all too funny. These wings sound heavenly and super delicious. I will definitely be making these asap.

  3. Manju | Cooking Curries

    haha! that was hilarious! I am a vegetarian and my husband loves all things meat! We have so far had not problems as our meal boundaries were well defined. But now our 3 year old is a competition for my husband when it comes to chicken and meatballs and ribs and all things meat! 😀

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      Vegetarian and meat eater in one household. How do you juggle that? I salute you! Uh oh, I guess there’s competition between the 3 year old and the papa. 🙂

  4. Sarah

    Oh man this looks so divine. Your sauce sounds awesome by the way – I love the honey soy flavors on asian chicken wings. Pinning this to try later. Yum 🙂

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      Thanks Sarah. The sauce is divine. Just making it and inhaling all the flavor is an amazing experience in itself. 🙂

  5. Fareeha

    Wow, what a visual treat.. i m totally salivating here.. the chicken wings look like a million dollars

  6. Renee

    Your post had me laughing out loud! I’m glad that my fiance and I have different favorites, but I think we would both enjoy this chicken. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Sarah - The Charming Detroiter

    These look incredible! My fiancé and I literally eat chicken wings probably once a week (at a minimum 😀 ) and are always looking for new tasty recipes to try! I find the cornstarch really helps to make them crisp up nicely. I haven’t tried rice flour yet, so this recipe will have to be next! Thanks for sharing!

    • AiPing
      AiPing

      As much as my man love drumettes, I don’t think I can get him to eat wings once a week. Perhaps I could be your neighbor. :p Rice flour adds a nice touch to the overall flavor of the coating. Absolutely delicious.

  8. cheryl

    Lol, I LOVED this post as my first morning read – couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks for making the start of my day a great one. Now I’m going to make these tonight to end the day as a delicous one!