Tuesday, April 26, 2011

蜜汁葡萄烤雞/Honey Raisin Baked Chicken Wings




It was not fun being sick at home and taking care of my sick baby over the Eastern long weekend while the weather outside was so beautiful.  Just as I started feeling better, the weekend was over and then it started raining.  After all that congee, soup, tea and plain food, I decided to spoil myself and nothing is more indulgent than baked chicken wings!  I already marinated these chicken wings last week before I got sick and kept them in the freezer so these babies should have absorbed all the flavours by now.  Normally I like to keep my marinated BBQ/baked meat in the fridge over night before I put them on the grill or in the oven.  If I have a big BBQ party coming then I will marinate my food a few days early and keep them in the freezer.  That way they will stay fresh when it comes time to bake or grill them.  

Oh boy!  These chicken wings were so delicious!  I wish you can smell it from the pictures!  I will definitely make it again and next time I will be sure to do a video recipe.  These chicken wings absorb all the delicious flavours from the various ingredients and taste slightly sweet from the honey and raisin.  You can also BBQ them as well but I think they taste even better when you bake them.  After baking, there is still a lot of sauce in the baking pan.  I always save the sauce to pour over the wings making them even juicer!  



Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Half cup raisin
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Satay sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground peanut paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion


Directions:

  1. In a medium baking pan, add all ingredients and mix everything by hand evenly.  
  2. Cover the pan with plastic wrap or a lid and keep in the fridge over night or in the freezer until you are ready to bake.
  3. When you are ready to bake, transfer the pan to the oven.  Bake uncovered, to make the chicken wings even more crispy.  
  4. Set the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.  Flip all the wings over and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes.  Transfer the wings to a serving plate and pour the sauce on top of the wings.  Enjoy!