Surprisingly so, a weakness of mine, is a love of chicken wings. Not so much for the chicken but for the delicious sauce that ensues each pound (so bad- I know haha). I most recently discovered an at home oven-fried method to get the crispy crunch of your restaurant style fried wing and an easy to make Sriracha buffalo sauce that is bomb, courtesy of Honestly Yum (and really they are!)
The trick is to get the skin of the wings as dry as possible before baking at a high heat. This recipe I discovered uses baking powder to help crisp up the skin to that perfect golden crunch, which really works!
To sauce up your wings, Sriracha, cilantro and jalepeno combine for an extra spicy twist to the classic buffalo wing. These three ingredients together make a killer combo. I’ve tried several sauces for these oven-fried wings, but this one is by far a favourite in our household. Here’s the dish –
Chicken Wing Ingredients:
- 4 pounds of chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of himalayan sea salt
Sriracha Buffalo Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 cup of Sriracha
- 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 2 jalapenos, thinly sliced
- 1 small bunch of cilantro, roughly torn
Pat dry the wings with paper towels. Combine salt and baking powder in a bowl and toss wings to coat. Arrange on a baking rack on top of a baking sheet. Leave wings out for at least an hour to dry out the skin. To speed this up, next to a window or fan can help.
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees with the rack placed at the top of the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, bake for another 15 minutes, until golden brown.
To prepare the wing sauce, melt butter and Sriracha together in a small pot until simmering. Pour into a bowl and toss hot wings in the sauce. Add jalapeños and cilantro and toss.
Pair with blue cheese dressing with extra blue cheese crumbled within and your wings are ready!
Keep it Spicy! xx