My Chicken Wings are better than Store-Bought

They’re cheaper, and much more fun to make too. I grew up on $9 boxes of “mild” wings, and ate super-market prepared ones often with my friends in High School. Only recently have I ventured out of my comfort zone, and made my own wings.

It all started when wings were on sale at the grocer. $6 for a big styrofoam tray of tasty chicken waiting to be tastier (the cheap part). The fun part is that the chicken’s wing is a blank canvas. Anybody who has been to a college pub with “100 different flavours”, or should I say, 100 different tubs of flavours, knows the possibilities.

It can be quite onerous though to sit down, and think of what you want to flavour your wings with. For a little inspiration I’m writing down what I did! I only like the flat wings, and my partner tolerates eating the drumettes, so I made 2 separate sauces for us.

The Alex Sauce

Alex Sauce Wings

Ingredients, in the proportions you favour:

  • Honey
  • Soya Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Salt

So simple, and so good. 10 Minutes each side @ 400F. One of my tricks is to slather a little honey on before they go in, and slather a bit more on after they’re flipped. It helps caramelize the skin a bit, as you can see in the photo.

The Hot Sauce

Ingredients, in the proportions you favour:

Basically I took every hot sauce we had available, along with the routine hot seasonings and added them to my recipe. A lot less honey, a lot more heat. He loved them.

I got inspiration from this youtube video myself, and I try to make my wings more like tebasaki. No breading, and nice & sticky. RunnyRunny999 makes amazing videos, but I’ll save my love for him for another post.

So please go and let your imagination run wild! There are so many flavours to experiment with (I’m thinking something with Rosemary next time), and shaking a ziploc bag full of wings is so much fun!

  • punjovi boy

    I want stuff my mowth by ur wing of the chiken