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!