Spicy Sriracha Sesame Chicken Wings

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I made these for the Superbowl a while back and decided to make them again just for kicks. And let me tell ya, they definitely have a kick ;) I know you guys have missed my lame jokes.

Sriracha. This spicy, slightly sour, intimidatingly red sauce is a staple in my family’s kitchen. Mostly because we eat my mom’s delicious homemade pho, and it’s just not right if you don’t have a dabble of Sriracha and hoisin sauce. But you can really put this stuff on anything and it’s totally ‘in’ these days:

Update: I conveniently posted this during the so-called Sriracha Week. Totally did that on purpose….

These wings are Asian-inspired, but when I first saw that the recipe called for cumin I was a little skeptical. In my mind I was all like, “Say whatttt?! But cumin is in taco seasoning!” But believe me, it works. These wings don’t taste like tacos at all. Although taco wings probably taste good, too…

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Spicy Sriracha Sesame Chicken Wings

Recipe adapted from Season with Spice

Ingredients:

Wings:

  • 15 chicken wings, split into two
  • 1/4 cup of toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • ground pepper to season

Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup of sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • juice of half a lime
  • white sesame seeds and chopped cilantro and green onion, to garnish

Directions:

  1. Prep your chicken wings. You should have about 30 pieces total (wings + drumsticks)
  2. Whisk the soy sauce, fish sauce, cumin, ginger, brown sugar, and sesame oil together in a small bowl. You now have a marinade!
  3. Put the wings and the marinade in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and marinate for at least 2 hours in the fridge. You can also do an overnight marinate.
  4. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place chicken on it. Bake for 20 min. After 20 minutes, flip the chicken and bake for about 15 more minutes until the chicken is golden brown and slightly crispy.
  6. While the chicken is baking, make your sauce! Whisk together the sriracha, honey, and lime juice.
  7. When the chicken is done, brush the wings with the sauce. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and greens and enjoy!

-Krisla

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