Chile-Garlic Chicken Wings
- TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4
These Asian-inspired chile-garlic chicken wings are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 pound chicken wings, split
- Kosher or sea salt, to taste
- Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
- Vegetable oil (or other high flashpoint oil), for frying
- Sliced green onions, for garnish
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and stir in the garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic is lightly browned.
- Stir in the tomato sauce, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and brown sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer the sauce for about 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
- Rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry. Generously season the chicken with salt and black pepper. Dredge the wings in flour, shaking off any excess flour, and set aside.
- In a large saucepan or deep fryer, heat the oil to about 375°. Fry the chicken wings in small batches until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Shake off any excess oil and place on paper towels to drain. Continue frying the chicken in batches until all of the wings are cooked.
- Toss the chicken wings in the chile-garlic sauce, garnish with green onions and serve right away.
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