Monday, 20 April 2015

Sriracha Honey Orange Chicken Wings


It has been a while since I did something with sriracha, right? So here I am with another batch of chicken wings coated in irresistible honey orange sriracha glaze.


I was quite intrigued with a recipe I found on Food Wishes where baking powder is used to make baked chicken crispy. Baking powder was added to the dry rub to make Crispy Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. I was a bit worried if it was OK to eat baking powder. I mean, there's baking powder in baked goods like cake but with chicken?


Curiosity got the better of me and after all, only a small amount of baking powder is used. Besides, I am still alive and kicking, so it is safe for me to share this recipe hah..hah... After doing some research, apparently the main concern with baking powder is the aluminium content. It is recommended that we use baking powder that does not contain aluminium.


The dry rub is made with salt, black pepper, smoked paprika and of course the secret ingredient, baking powder. After coating the wings with the dry rub, the wings are baked in the oven. After 20 minutes, the wings are turned and baked for a further 20 minutes. Then turn them again and bake for another 10-15 minutes.


Well, it worked, the chicken wings became very crispy after being in the oven for about 50 minutes. There was no need to rub any oil on the wings or the baking pan as lots of oil oozed out from the wings. Chicken wings are quite fatty!


While the wings were in the oven, I made the sriracha orange glaze. It was quite easy as the ingredients are all mixed up and heated on the stove until the mixture is thick like syrup. Once the wings were ready, simply toss them with the glaze and serve.


The wings are also sprinkled with sesame seeds for that extra special flavour. Well, what can I say? These wings were simply scrumptious! Sweet, spicy and salty with the added fragrance of orange and sesame seeds.


I will definitely make these tasty wings again. But will I use baking powder? To me the crispy factor is negligible as the wings are doused with sticky glaze and does not stay crispy for long. And by the way, I couldn't taste the baking powder and there was no weird aftertaste. My conclusion is that there is no harm in using baking powder is you are not ingesting too much or too often. Or simply leave it out if you are not comfortable. Crispy or not, these wings taste fabulous!










Sriracha Honey Orange Chicken Wings
Recipe source : Adapted from Food Wishes and Christine's Recipes

Ingredients :
- 10 chicken wings (drumettes and mid-wings separated and tips discarded)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp baking powder

For the glaze :
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tbsp light soya sauce
- zest of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 orange
- a few drops of sesame oil

- Some toasted sesame seeds to garnish

Method :
1. To make the dry rub, mix salt, black pepper, smoked paprika and baking powder.
2. Coat the chicken wings with the dry rub.
3. Bake the wings in a preheated oven at 200C for about 50 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the wings and bake for a further 20 minutes. Turn again and bake for 10 minutes and turn again and bake for a further 10-15 minutes till brown and crispy.
4. While wings are baking, mix all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove and simmer until glaze becomes thicker like syrup.
5. Once wings are ready, toss on the glaze to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
6. Serve immediately.


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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Diana of The Domestic Goddess Wannabe.

48 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the honey pork ribs that we enjoy a lot at one of our favourite places in town. Bet these wings taste a whole lot better with the extra ingredients.

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    1. I think I can do this with pork ribs too. Yes, will experiment one day!

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  2. Ahhh, another batch of baked chicken wings with lots of sticky goodness.. I don't have a problem with sticky hands, I can eat 30 wings, haha..Simple recipe, simple ingredients, delicious chicken wings, ooo la la, nice...

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    1. Agreed! I also did not mind having sticky hands while eating these wings and licking my fingers at the end of it hee..hee...

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    1. It's like chilli powder with a smoky aroma.

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  4. I was confused too when you said you making the glaze. Crispy and glaze doesn't go along well together one lah dey~

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    1. I know lah, it takes away the crispiness but that was the recipe :)

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  5. Baking powder is used in cakes all the time and if we can eat that, I don't think it's that harmful. I remember you telling me that a little bit of baking powder in batter makes fritters more crisp, so I think it's the same concept here. I'm eager to try this out to see if one can really get crispy chicken without having to deep-fry. For your recipe, I think you do need to crisp up the chicken before tossing it in the sweet sauce. Yours is very much like the buffalo wings recipe...only less fiery!

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    1. You are right, somehow I could not accept it with chicken but now I do :) I think the crispiness makes the glaze cling on better.

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  6. Sesame oil, my favorite! Can't wait to start my confinement month, LOL!

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    1. You will be eating very delicious food with lots of ginger and sesame oil. I also want!

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  7. Phong Hong,
    I just had 'chap chye' rice for lunch and seeing these yummy-licious tasty Sriracha Honey Orange Chicken Wings made me drool. Haiz ! I must quickly 'get rid' of those unfinished sauces in the fridge so I could hunt for Sriracha sauce.

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    1. Karen, no need to wait lah. Buy now! hee..hee...

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  8. OMG!

    Just look at the glistening chicken wing!

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    1. Yes, you just wanna get your hands on them hah..hah....

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  9. Mmm I seldom see baking powder being used as a dry rub. I often see them added into batter (e.g. fish and chips) instead. Your chicken wings look so delicious! I'll have to hunt for some sriracha sauce before I can make this ;)

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    1. Jasline, my first time seeing this too and it actually works!

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  10. Last satyrday baru ate loads of chicken wings. People say cannot eat too much coz causes cancer wor. dunno la. just hentam

    maybe will make these chicken wings too. recipe seems simple enough

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    1. Maybe due to the hormone injections? But eating wings once in a while should be alright lah.

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  11. Gosh! I should have come here earlier. These chicken wings look so delicious!

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    1. Yes, Ann. You are too late, no more wings left hee..hee..

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  12. Irresistible chicken wings...making me hungry now. I think I will leave out the baking powder since its going to be coated with the sticky sauce. Maybe will use b.powder if not coating with sauce.

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    1. Nancy, it is ok to leave out the baking powder. You will still enjoy the sticky wings!

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  13. I have not read your post and I am already so attracted to the chicken wings.. look at them, like shining and sparkling there as if they are the limelight of the show!!

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    1. Yes, they do look good eh? hee..hee...

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  14. and then I read the title, it says sriracha - honey - orange!! OMG, this is such an interesting combination, you have sweet & hot, then you have the sweet, and lastly you have the sweet & sour, and oh, not forgetting the zesty aroma of the citrus!! hebatnya ni, I am already drooling now while "tuk tuk" on my phone on the way home for dinner.. I hope there is at least some meat for dinner tonight, haha!! meat, I mean chunky meat.. :D

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    1. Memang hebat! I loved the wings. Should have made more.

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  15. wah, thanks for this educating post too!! baking powder contains no aluminum!! you mean all other powders like corn flour, starch, butterfly powder etc contain aluminum??!! this is indeed enlightening!! so we learn something new here, so just use baking powder and no need to melt plastic into the hot oil for crispy chicken, hehe!!

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    1. Errr...actually baking powder contains some aluminium. It is recommended to find one that does not have aluminium. I could not read the list of contents on mine because the print is so, so tiny. It really works to crisp up the chicken skin.

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  16. true what you said, crispy or not I think it doesn't really matters to the wings, the glaze actually does the trick huh?? I mean, sriracha + honey + orange, that can never go wrong.. crispy then it's another version of buffalo wings, not crispy then it's another version of braised wings, both also I like.. haha!! and surely PH walloped a lot of them.. hihihi :D

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  17. Oh my... the chicken wings really look glistening and I can imagine their sweetness on the skin! But PH, I am very jakun.. what is sriracha? I must really google it... :)

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    1. Claire, sriracha is a hot Thai chilli sauce. Try looking for it at the supermarket. I got mine at Tesco.

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  18. With the honey, does the sriracha still make the chicken wings fiery hot?

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    1. Mun, it was quite mild. Not hot at all.

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  19. Hi Phong Hong, looking at the pictures, I fully agree with you that these chicken wings are irresistible. Thanks for the info on baking powder. I'll be more careful when adding it to cooking or baking.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! Though most brands of baking powder do contain a certain amount of aluminium, as long as we don't consume too much, it should be alright. These chicken wings turned out very well and I was very pleased!

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  20. Hi Phong. Hong,
    These wings looks scrumptious!
    Does the wings still have a little crispness after toss in the sauce?
    Thanks for the tip about baking powder.
    mui

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    1. Hi mui mui! The wings don't stay crispy after tossing in the glaze but it did not really matter as it was so tasty. Your boys will love this!

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  21. Wow..looks finger licking good! Nice tip of using the baking powder, I do that sometimes too! Oven baked means way healthier...gonna try your recipe soon! Thanks for sharing Phong Hong.

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    1. Yup, they were finger and also plate licking good hah..hah...

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  22. That sticky honey coating looks divine. I wonder if it would go well on something other than chicken wings?

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    1. I'm thinking pork ribs! Will try that one day :)

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  23. Hi Phong Hong,

    This combination of sriracha, honey and orange with chicken wings sounds extremely delicious... I think I will be like Louiz!!! I will eat 30 too... LOL!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, it's really good! I was licking my fingers and trying to get all the glaze out of the saucepan :D

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