Crispy Chicken Wings

2 1/2 lbs chicken wings

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

2 tbsp brown sugar, packed

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 c water

1/2" piece ginger

1 star anise

1/4 tsp sesame oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with heavy duty foil. Place rack in prepared pan. Spray rack with non-stick cooking spray. Remove wing tips (discard) and cut remaining wing into 2 pieces (drummette and flat). Toss chicken pieces with oil, salt, and pepper. Place in a single layer on rack. Bake 50 minutes. While chicken is baking, bring brown sugar, maple syrup, water, ginger, and star anise to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes or until reduced to half. Remove garlic, ginger, and star anise. Place cooked chicken in a bowl. Add sesame oil to sauce and pour over chicken. Toss to coat evenly. Place chicken back on rack and bake another 10 minutes.