Are you looking for a new recipe to impress your guests at your next party? Look no further than these irresistible chicken wings with an orange soy glaze. That’s right, juicy baked chicken wings are coated in a sweet and savory glaze made with orange juice and soy sauce. Trust me, this is the perfect recipe to satisfy any craving for something tangy, sweet and daringly spicy.
These wings aren’t just any old plain wings – they’re crispy, sticky, and full of flavor that is sure to wow your guests. You’ll surprise anyone who tries them with the unexpected flavors that are infused into each bite.
Whether you’re hosting game night or having a family dinner, this recipe will definitely make it memorable. So, bring out your inner chef and get ready to try something new, flavorful and exciting with these Orange Soy Glazed Chicken Wings.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Welcome to my recipe article, where I’m here to present you with one of the most flavorful and delicious chicken wings recipes you’ve ever tasted. I can guarantee — without a shadow of a doubt — that once you try this recipe for orange glazed chicken wings, you’ll absolutely love it!
There are a few reasons why you should keep reading and try out this particular recipe. Firstly, the combination of sweet and tangy flavor in these orange glazed chicken wings is simply phenomenal. The succulent baked chicken wings coated in a thick layer of sticky, warm glaze will send your taste buds into overdrive. Trust me when I say that everyone who has tried these wings has become an immediate fan.
Secondly, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, this dish can be whipped up at a moment’s notice for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting game day parties or family gatherings, these wings will be a hit with guests.
Finally, I use fresh and healthy ingredients in this recipe. With real orange juice infused into the sauce along with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, green onions, and a dash of sesame oil, you’ll enjoy not only the incredible taste but also the wholesome benefits of this dish.
So if you’re looking for an easy-to-make and mouth-watering chicken wings recipe that will impress yourself and your guests alike, look no further than these orange glazed chicken wings!
Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients that we will need for this Orange Soy Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe. For making the marinade and glaze, we require soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, brown sugar, and green onions. We also need fresh ginger, sesame oil, and of course, chicken wings. We will use baking powder to create that crispiness.
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
Marinade and Glaze
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
- 2 green onions (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- zest of one orange
You can find these ingredients in any grocery store without any hassle. If you want to make a double batch of this recipe for a large crowd, make sure to double the ingredients accordingly. Let’s move on to the next section to learn more about why people love this dish so much!
The Recipe How-To
Now let’s dive into the exciting part – how to make these delicious chicken wings with orange soy glaze.
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Step 2: Prepare the Wings
If you have whole chicken wings, separate them into drumettes and flats using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors. It might take some practice, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. Then, pat them dry using a paper towel, and season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Step 3: Bake the Wings
Place the wings on a baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray or lined with foil, then bake for about 45-50 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy. You can also try to achieve extra-crispy chicken wings by dusting them with baking powder before putting them in the oven.
Step 4: Make the Orange Soy Glaze
While the chicken wings are baking, prepare the orange soy glaze by combining in a small pot orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and a pinch of red pepper flakes over medium heat. Whisk together until the sugar is dissolved, then continue to cook for about 5-6 minutes until it has thickened slightly.
Step 5: Toss with Glaze
Once the chicken wings have finished cooking, let them rest for about 5 minutes before tossing them in a large bowl with the orange soy glaze. Make sure every piece is well coated.
And that’s it, you’ve now made yourself perfectly crispy baked chicken wings glazed with an irresistible sweet and citrusy flavor. Enjoy!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to switch things up a bit? Here are some substitutions and variations to try with this delicious orange soy glazed chicken wings recipe:
– Spice it up: Add some chili flakes or cayenne pepper for a kick of heat.
– Pineapple chicken wings: Swap the orange juice concentrate for pineapple juice, add some chunks of fresh pineapple, and call it a day! This variation takes your taste buds on a tropical adventure.
– Honey glazed chicken wings: Replace the brown sugar with honey for an even sweeter glaze. Honey-soy glazed chicken is always a crowd pleaser.
– Air fryer chicken wings: Not in the mood for baked chicken wings? Cook them in an air fryer instead. Simply coat the wings in oil and toss them into the air fryer until crispy.
– Chinese-style chicken wings: Add sesame oil and sesame seeds to the glaze, and top with chopped green onions for a Chinese-style take on this wing recipe. Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for an Asian inspired meal.
– Garlic parmesan chicken wings: Skip the orange-glaze and instead use melted butter mixed with garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese for savory delight.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your sauces, marinates or side dishes. And always remember that when it comes to chicken wings, the possibilities are endless, so let your taste buds guide you!
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving and pairing these orange soy glazed chicken wings, there are a plethora of options that will add depth and texture to the dish. Since these wings have a sweet and savory flavor profile, I recommend pairing them with something that has a tangy or spicy kick. That way, you can elevate the flavors and create a delicious contrast.
One tasty option for serving is to pair the wings with some rice or quinoa, which will absorb the rich glaze and complement the sweetness of the orange juice. You could also try serving them alongside a fresh green salad with some lemon vinaigrette dressing to counterbalance the richness of the sauce.
If you’re looking for something more indulgent, try pairing the chicken wings with potato wedges or roasted vegetables like carrots or green beans. The starchy goodness of the potatoes will balance out the salty soy sauce while providing an extra layer of texture to your meal.
For beverages, you could opt for a crisp and refreshing lager, IPA, or pilsner beer that will cleanse your palate in between bites. Alternatively, for those who prefer not to drink alcohol, a sparkling water with a squeeze of lime or lemon would work well too.
In conclusion, these orange soy glazed chicken wings are incredibly versatile and can be served with a wide array of sides and drinks. Whatever you choose, make sure to enjoy these sticky, saucy wings while they are still hot!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Once you have these chicken wings with orange soy glaze baked and ready to go, you can enjoy them immediately or make-ahead this dish. To keep the flavor intact, you should allow them to cool down to room temperature before storing. To avoid sogginess, place them in an airtight container that is lined with paper towels. You can then refrigerate these wings for up to 3 days.
To reheat the wings, preheat your oven to 375°F. Place the wings on a wire rack-lined baking sheet and bake them for 12-15 minutes or until they are heated through and crispy again. If you’re looking for a mess-free option, you can also use an air fryer to reheat the wings. Simply preheat the air fryer to 375°F and place the wings in the basket for 5-7 minutes until they are heated through and crispy again.
If you have any left-over orange soy glaze, store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 5 days. Heat it up for a few seconds before serving if it thickens beyond your liking over time.
As with any baked chicken dish, it’s important that you never freeze these chicken wings once they’ve been cooked. The texture of the meat will change, and it will turn rubbery when thawed. If you want to make them ahead of time, freeze the raw chicken instead with no marinade or seasoning added yet. Thaw them overnight in the fridge then marinate and bake as directed in this recipe for maximum flavor impact.
With these reheating tips, you won’t have any hassle enjoying crispy chicken wings even after hours or days later from making them.
Tips for Perfect Results
As a home chef, I know the importance of perfecting a recipe. That’s why I have tested and tweaked this chicken wing recipe to make sure it turns out amazing every time. Here are some tips to ensure you get the best possible results:
1. Pat your wings dry before cooking: Before placing your chicken wings in the oven or air fryer, make sure to pat them dry with paper towels. This helps create crispy skin.
2. Use baking powder: To get extra crispy chicken wings, add a bit of baking powder to your mix of spices and seasoning. The baking powder helps draw moisture from the skin, leading to a crispier texture.
3. Let the wings rest: After removing the wings from the oven or air fryer, let them rest for at least 5 minutes before adding the glaze. This helps prevent any extra moisture buildup that could affect the texture of your finished dish.
4. Brush on the glaze: When adding your orange soy glaze, use a brush instead of pouring it on top of your wings. This ensures an even coating and helps create a beautiful glaze.
5. Garnish with green onions and orange zest: For that special touch, garnish your glazed chicken wings with fresh green onions and orange zest. Not only do they add flavor, but they also brighten up your dish and make it look professional.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making perfect crispy chicken wings with orange soy glaze every time!
As we near the end of our chicken wings with orange soy glaze recipe article, I would like to address some of the most commonly asked questions that have risen concerning this dish. These answers should set you up for success in preparing and serving a delicious meal. So without further ado, let’s dive into the frequently asked questions below.
What is the orange chicken sauce made of?
When devising the perfect Orange Chicken Sauce, there are a number of key ingredients that are typically included. These include zesty orange juice, savory rice vinegar, pungent garlic, sweet brown sugar, salty soy sauce, spicy ginger, and optional red chili flakes for an extra kick of heat. Another important ingredient to add is freshly-grated orange zest, which brings a subtle and refreshing tangy flavor to the sauce.
What is the secret to crispy wings?
Want to know the secret to achieving crispy chicken wings that are sure to impress your guests? Look no further than your kitchen pantry! By using aluminum-free baking powder on your wings, you’ll end up with a delicious snack that’s browned, blistered, and super crispy. Don’t believe me? Give it a try and see for yourself!
How long to let wings rest before saucing?
After the wings are cooked to perfection, it’s crucial to give them some time to rest before they make it to the serving plate. By doing this, the juices in the wings will evenly distribute themselves, making the meat softer and more delectable. All you need to do is to transfer them to a plate and leave them alone for a good 5-10 minutes.
Do I put sauce on wings before or after baking?
When it comes to making oven-baked chicken wings, most people tend to coat them with sauce once they’re cooked. However, this technique requires the skin to be super crispy to hold on to the sauce. To ensure that the wings are ready to soak up all the flavors, it’s important to pat them dry with paper towels, sprinkle some salt, and arrange them evenly on a baking sheet. This way, they’ll come out perfectly crispy and ready to be coated in your desired sauce.
In conclusion, chicken wings with orange soy glaze is a recipe that is guaranteed to be a crowd favorite at any party or gathering. It’s an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time and reheated for convenience. The combination of sweet and savory flavors creates a taste explosion in your mouth that will leave you wanting more.
Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced chef, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves bold flavors and juicy, crispy chicken wings. You’ll love the sticky and delicious glaze, which perfectly complements the tender and juicy chicken.
So why not give this recipe a try? It’s simple to make, versatile, and sure to impress your guests. You can even put your own spin on it by trying out different substitutions and variations.
Trust me when I say this recipe is worth trying. Once you make these orange glazed chicken wings, you’ll never go back to plain old boring wings again. So grab some chicken wings and get cooking!
Chicken Wings With Orange Soy Glaze Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice, divided (reserve 1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided (reserve 1 teaspoon soy sauce)
- 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
- 1 lb chicken wings, tips removed
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- TO MAKE ONE PORTION OF SAUCE: Combine 1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, the green onions, and garlic in a zip-lock plastic bag. Add the chicken wings and coat evenly with the mixture. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for four hours.
- Combine remaining 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and brown sugar in a small saucepan to make the glaze. Heat the mixture to boiling, and cook till liquid is reduced by half and is the consistency of syrup; set aside.
- When ready to cook the wings, pre-heat the oven to 350°F and place on a baking pan, season with salt and pepper. NOTE: if you wish you may line the baking pan with tinfoil for easy clean-up.
- Brush the wings with the soy glaze, and bake for 30 minutes, brushing with the glaze every ten minutes till done. Take out of the oven and serve right away.
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