I am always looking for different ways to cook chicken wings and I have discovered yet another version. With these wings you get the best of both worlds. You see, they are sweet and spicy. First they are marinated with soy sauce, garlic and other yummy flavors. Then after being baked, that’s right baked not fried, they are tossed in a tangy sauce made with sweet thai chili sauce, sriracha ginger and more soy sauce.
When I was thinking of making these wings, I was originally going to make some sriracha chicken wings. However, I did recently share my recipe for Sriracha Chicken Nuggets and I didn’t want to do something too similar just yet. Then I thought to myself, why not go with a sweet and spicy chicken wing instead of a straight up spicy one? I knew that sriracha would give me the heat I wanted but where could I get the sweet? That is when I turned around and saw my jar of sweet thai chili sauce that I picked up at the grocery store a few weeks ago. It gave these wings the perfect twist.
In a bowl whisk together peanut oil, rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, garlic, ginger and chili oil (if using). Place chicken wings in marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place marinated chicken wings on top, cook 20 - 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and skin has darkened. Turning once.
In another bowl whisk together sweet Thai chili sauce, 1 teaspoon of sriracha and remaining teaspoon of soy sauce. Taste and add more sriracha if desired.
Transfer hot wings to the bowl and toss to coat.
Serve with plenty of napkins.