Game day dish recipe: Chicken wings

DENVER — You can’t beat hot wings for a football party but instead of ordering in, why not impress your guests with some homemade wings? For a sure-to-please recipe, we went to Chef Jennifer Jasinski of Denver’s Rioja, Bistro Vendome, and Euclid Hall.

“It’s actually a different type of chicken wing that my grandmother taught me how to make,” Jasinski said of her recipe.

With just five ingredients in the marinade, it’s a simple crowd-pleaser for any party.

Chef Jen’s Chicken wings

2 lbs. chicken wings
1 cup soy sauce
½ cup light brown sugar – lightly packed
1 oz. ginger, grated
1 tsp. sambal chile paste
1 tsp. sesame oil

Combine all ingredients except the chicken wings in a small sauce pot. Warm the mixture until the sugar is dissolved.

Take 1/3 of the mixture and pour it over the chicken wings in a bowl or in a Ziploc bag and marinate. Marinate at least two hours, overnight is even better.

The next day place the marinated wings on a sheet tray lined with foil or parchment paper and bake at a high temperature, 400 degrees. Cook them all the way through approximately 15 minutes.

While the chicken wings are cooking, reduce the remainder of the glaze in a sauté pan until sticky. When you remove the cooked wings from the oven toss in the glaze for extra delicious wings!

Enjoy them while they are hot!


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