Happy New Year!
What better way to watch the Patriot's game this weekend than with friends and food. One of my favorite items to serve other than homemade guacamole is my mom's chicken wings. My kids are more a fan of the buffalo style and my husband prefers boneless, but I always revert to my mom's recipe.
My mom use to serve these at family functions, bbq's and get togethers and would also make them and bring them with her to parties as well.
Some foods just bring you back 30 yrs ago. I have fond memories of these baking in the oven and my sister opening and closing the oven door and letting the sweet aroma escape. She would baste them every 30 mins or so. For me, they couldn't bake fast enough. Before we placed them in a serving dish to take with us wherever we were headed, we always just had to sample a few, you know, just in case they weren't any good and to make sure they were done!
What I like about these wings is that the more you bake them (watch them closely) they carmelize in the oven and when they are done, the meat just falls off the bone. Just have plenty of napkins and be first to the bowl and watch them disappear. Go Pats!
Mom's Chicken Wings
- 3 lbs of Chicken Wings (if whole,I cut them in two pieces and toss the tip)
- 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
- 1 Cup Honey
- 1 Clove Garlic crushed/minced/chopped (whatever you prefer)
Tip: You can buy them already in pieces if that is easier.
Directions:Place your cut up wing pieces into a bowl and sprinkle the wings liberally with salt and pepper. Combine the remaining ingredients and whisk. Place wings in a 13 x 9 baking dish that is sprayed with cooking spray. Makes for easier cleanup after. Pour sauce over the wings and bake 1 hour or longer at 375 degrees. I usually check on them every 20 mins and baste them and turn them over. This dish produces a lot of liquid, so be careful when you turn them.
Hope you Enjoy!