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Wendell's chicken wings

September 17, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2 lbs
Author Notes

In college my boyfriend and I used to make these wings in a electric fry pan in our dorm rooms. We enjoyed a spicy wing, very generously seasoned by the fresh ginger. Today I bake them in an oven. —Sagegreen

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, each split at the joint, rinsed and dried
  • 3 stalks of scallions, sliced into 1/4" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup acacia honey
  • 1/4 cup your favorite soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced finely
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 inches of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 stalks of scallions for garnish
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the wings and sesame seeds together to make a marinade.
  2. Arrange the prepared chicken wings in a large shallow baking dish. Pour the marinade over the wings, coating evenly. Place the dish in the fridge for 2 hours, but check midway and rotate the wings to ensure even coating.
  3. Drain off the marinade from the dish. Shake the excess off each wing. Arrange wings back in the dish with half of the ginger. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on the wings.
  4. Bake in a 400 degree oven until the wings are done (@45 -55 minutes). Turn midway.
  5. Serve with fresh chopped scallions sprinkled on top.
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9 Reviews

adamnsvetcooking September 23, 2010
Great recipe and story :)!!
Sagegreen September 23, 2010
Thanks, adamnsvetcooking. I am still in Belarus learning new recipes this week!
Midge September 19, 2010
Great story Sagegreen. These sound very tasty!
Sagegreen September 21, 2010
Thanks, Midge! Ah, yes, the old college days of resourceful cooking in the dorm room.
TheWimpyVegetarian September 19, 2010
This sounds sooo good! And I love the memories food can bring up for all of us!
Sagegreen September 19, 2010
Thanks! I love the memories and the ginger in this!
drbabs September 18, 2010
I love that you had a boyfriend named Wendell and that you remember the recipe for chicken wings that you made in college.
Sagegreen September 18, 2010
Thanks. Fond memories. He was from Hawaii; his parents used to send us cooking care packages because so many ingredients were not available in Providence then. As he was a science major, we sometimes used the autoclave in the lab to steam lobsters!
Sagegreen September 17, 2010
Sorry I probably won't get to upload photos for a while for this.