Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On the Wing of a New Year

Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Boxing Day... and any other holiday I forgot. So as we make way for  2011 (Oy) we yet again celebrate with awesome amounts of food!  I, like everyone around me, have had more than my share of treats. Christmas and Hanukkah bring so many wonderful and very specific cookies, cakes, cupcakes and candies, not to mention roast, brisket, latkes, and heavy wonderful dishes filled with calories. Including my family's tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas. 

 So I thought, just for a change of pace, I would share this wing recipe with you. This recipe was a total fluke, I made it and then of course... read the recipe. Normally this would be a terrible idea, but it worked out and became one of my favorite chicken wing recipes. I have adapted this recipe a few times, but with the addition of this creamy and slightly sweet sauce... the recipe is amazing. It is defiantly going to come as a wake up call to your stomach after all this heavy, buttery, creamy,and sweet holiday food. 

This is also a great recipe for your Superbowl party. Enjoy!

Soy and Honey Chicken Wings

1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 lbs chicken wings or drumettes

Combine the honey, soy sauce, ginger and chili powder and mix well. Pour into a flat baking dish or a plastic gallon bag.  Add in the chicken, let it marinate on each side for a minimum of 15 minutes for no more than 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350˚F and cover a cookie sheet with foil.  Place the chicken on the foil and bake until it reaches 165˚F,  about 30 minutes.

 Optional: you can also mix the honey, soy sauce and ginger together and in a large heavy bottom pot, cook the marinade down until it becomes the consistency of molasses. Grill the chicken and brush the chicken with the  soy and honey molasses.

Creamy Honey Sauce: 
Prepare it ahead and chill well:
3/4 cup light or fat free sour cream
3 to 4 teaspoons honey, to taste
1/8 teaspoon soy sauce, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, optional

In a small bowl, add together the sour cream and honey and using a whisk,  mix together until very smooth and creamy. Refrigerate the sauce for up to 1 hour and serve it cold as a dip or drizzled over the hot wings.


  1. Sounds wonderful and a delicious way to bring in the New Year!

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  2. These look insanely good especially with the honey dipping sauce! Happy New Year!

  3. holy delish! i'm a huge wing lover! i could seriously live off them...i'm gonna go see if i have all these ingredients....don't worry, laptop is coming with......enjoy the new year!


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