It’s Friiiiiiday! Whew. Who else had a long week re-adjusting the kiddos to school schedules? We fell SO out of whack over break – sleeping in, staying up late, just straight chillin’ like we had nothing better to do. And while it was really nice, it was also still really busy and we are definitely feeling the effects this week. I’m relieved to say we made it through, minimal tears, barely any meltdowns and endless countdowns until the weekend.
We are here, and we are happy.
Oh my love/hate relationship with chicken wings. I’m a boneless girl – I cannot handle ripping meat off of a bone, it grosses me out beyond measure. So I turn to boneless to fulfill my bar food cravings. Each and every Christmas my Aunts make these chicken wings – and they are the only, literally, only chicken wings I will gladly devour. In fact, hold this preggo back because I was a finger licking skank at the holiday table this year.
All of these years I have seen + eaten these wings, and have never made them at home. Until this year, when my pregnant chomping jaws could not go more than a week past my Christmas indulgence without needing a repeat. So, lay it on me. I texted my lovely Aunt and she gave me the recipe, to which I was just as ecstatic to hear that the list of ingredients was 2 items long. (Soy sauce and brown sugar) I couldn’t help myself but add garlic + green onion for color.
Cha-ching chicken wing, come to mama.
I used 4 packages of fresh chicken wings, roughly over a pound each. 1/2 bottle of low sodium soy sauce. 3 handfuls of brown sugar. 5 smashed cloves of garlic. Green onion for garnish.
Ready for simplicity? I placed the naked wings in a 9×13 pan together, dumped in the soy sauce, sprinkled the brown sugar and dollop the garlic cloves in. Placed into a pre-heated oven COVERED at 325* for 2 hours. I gave them a turn half way through. Once the two hours was up, I dumped the wings, along with all of the sauce into a large roasting pan to get them into a nice even layer, you can just split them into 2 9×13 pans — and placed back into the oven, same temperature for an additional 30 minutes until they carmelized a bit more.
Simply garnish with chopped green onion and serve them up. These wings literally fall off of the bone, I have never had a wing quite like it. Each family member that bit into them were just flabbergasted as to how juicy and tender these babies were. I could not stop myself, and tried to keep the moaning in my head.
These wings are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next gathering – no frying involved, ingredients that are right in your cupboard! Enjoy you guys!