for the wings
2-2.5 pounds fresh party Chicken Wings
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
for the honey garlic sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Honey
1 1/2 tablespoons Vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped Garlic
1 tablespoon Oil
3 Dried Chili Pepper, cut each into halves
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
2-3 teaspoons Roasted Sesame Seeds
Adjust oven racks to middle position. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Preparing a Broiler Pan
Cover the bottom tray of broiler pan with aluminum foil to prevent the hot grease that drips down from the wings from staining the tray. Place the rack on top of the tray. Spray the rack with vegetable oil spray to prevent the wings from sticking to the rack. Set aside.
Rinse and thoroughly pat dry the wings with paper towels. Combine baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Pour baking powder mixture over the wings and toss well to make sure wings are evenly coated with baking powder mixture. Set aside.
Place wings, skin side up, on a single layer on the rack.
Bake wings for 30 minutes. This baking stage is to melt the fat before turning the oven temperature up to crisp up the skin. You will notice these wings shrink as the fat renders out.
Move wings up to the upper middle rack. Turn up the heat to 425 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Don't leave them in the oven too long as the meat will dry out though the skin will be dark golden brown and crispy. Make sure to flip the wings half way through the baking.
Remove the wings from the oven and let them sit for a few minutes to cool down.
Making Honey Garlic Sauce
In a sauce pan, cook oil, garlic, and dried chili peppers in medium heat until garlic slightly turns brown.
Add soy sauce, honey, vinegar, sugar, and roasted sesame seeds. Stir until simmering. Turn off the heat. The sauce will be thickened as it cool down.
Place wings in a large bowl and pour your favorite sauce over the wings. Toss to coat.
Another way to serve is by plating the wings on the plate with the sauce in a small side bowl for dipping.
Eat Well. Stay Hungry!