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Honey Sriracha Wings

Inspired by broke days in college, these wings are super simple to make.

food

Honey Sriracha Wings

Inspired by broke days in college, these wings are super simple to make.

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken wings (about 3 pounds), washed and patted dry
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 egg whites
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • Black and white sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Scallion, for garnish

Steps

  1. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large skillet until it reaches 360 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, season the cornstarch with salt, cayenne pepper, freshly ground black pepper and paprika. Stir it.
  3. Use a separate bowl to season the egg whites with paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix the eggs.
  4. Dredge the chicken in the cornstarch mixture and shake off the excess.
  5. Dip it in the eggs and then into the cornstarch again. Shake off any excess coating and carefully place into the oil.
  6. Fry the chicken until the skin is crisp and the inside is cooked through to about 165 degrees F (use an internal thermometer to test), approximately 10 minutes. Turn the chicken occasionally.
  7. Drain the chicken on paper towels.
  8. In a medium bowl, mix together the Sriracha, honey, ketchup, ginger, sesame oil and vinegar.
  9. Add the cooked chicken wings to the sauce and coat evenly. Serve garnished with sesame seeds and scallions.