Superbowl is right around the corner. I started digging in my fridge for things to put on wings. Had some leftover pear jelly and five spice from that delicious apple pie I made. So decided to make Chinese Five Spice wings, baked instead of fried. These are a really nice alternative to fried wings.
1 ½ lbs chicken wings
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons pear jelly
½ teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
1 tablespoon orange juice
3 tablespoons honey
Pinch chipotle or cayenne powder
1/16 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings making sure there is no moisture on them. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and put a wire baking rack on top on the baking sheet. Lay the chicken wings out evenly and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a medium size bowl, whisk the soy sauce, pear jelly, Chinese Five Spice, orange juice, honey, chipotle powder and ground ginger well. Set aside.
Put the chicken wings in the preheated oven and cook for about 30 minutes. Using tongs flip the wings over and cook for about another 15 minutes or longer if you like your wings crispy. Lightly baste the chicken wings with the marinade and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip the chicken wings back over and lightly baste the other side with the marinade, making sure to save at least 1/8 cup of the marinade. Bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve on a platter. Use the remaining baste over the wings on the platter.
Recipe may be doubled.
Makes 1 ½ lbs wings