Football season and playoffs seem to bring out the chicken wing cravings around here.
We love pretty much all versions of chicken wings. But if I have anything to say about it they won't be deep fried, breaded nor heavily weighed down with the flavor of vinegar. I love them grilled but if the weather is too horrible then baked will suffice. ( I know these 3 requirements would be sac-religious to many serious chicken wing fans. G's definitely a serious wing connoisseur but he's just gotten used to my palate or compromises on occasion, allowing me to jazz our wings up my way or he's, after almost 15 years, finally learning; Happy Wife, Happy Life.)
But one thing we are in ABSOLUTE agreement about in regards to chicken wings is that; regardless of the specific flavors or cooking preparation they must be hot & spicy.
And this baked Thai flavored version met that requirement.
We served them with some wonderful oven roasted baby potatoes and our craving was fully met and satisfied.
Baked Thai Spiced Chicken Wings
1/2 Cup coarsely chopped lemongrass
1/2 Cup finely chopped cilantro
6 large cloves garlic, minced
2 Tblspns Sambal Oelek (or Sriracha)
2 tspns ground turmeric
2 tspns sea salt
20-30 Chicken wings
In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Add the chicken wings, cover and marinate for at least 2 hours, up to over night. Bake wings in a 350 degree oven on a a lightly oiled baking sheet. Cook 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.