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Honey Garlic Chicken Wing Recipe and NYC!

I’m super excited because Mike and I are heading to NYC for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party! Well, actually, we’re just heading there on vacation, but the block party happens to be the same weekend. Over the next couple of days I won’t be cooking, but you can expect lots of NYC food photos. See you in NYC!

In the meantime, here’s a recipe for my super-simple, easy honey garlic chicken wings!

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Chicken Wings

chicken wings and rice

These chicken wings are touted as “the world’s longest recipe for chicken wings” and it’s true, they aren’t the kind of chicken wings you throw together on a Wednesday night, but they are really, really good. If you do most of the preparation a day or two before, actual cooking time is not that bad and totally worth it.

chicken wings, bacon and pork fat

The chicken wings follow the same kind of preparation as the chicken in Momofuku’s Chicken & Egg, so if you have your chicken wings waiting for you in the fridge, you’re good to go. If you don’t, basically, you confit your wings and some bacon in pork fat to infuse the chicken with a rich smokiness and then let the wings chill completely in the fat.

pan frying chicken wings in cast-iron skillet

When you’re ready to eat, heat up the fat, strain out the chicken wings and pat dry. The chicken won’t look anything close to cooked, but don’t worry, then wings are then pan fried in a cast-iron skillet until deeply browned and then tossed with a sauce made with taré (luckily I had some extra in the fridge), the confit fat, sliced garlic and pickled chilies. Toss some green onions on for garnish and it’s good eats, especially with rice.

chicken wings tossed in sauce

Sweet, spicy, juicy and crispy, these were some good chicken wings, but what really made the wings shine was the sauce. Save any left over sauce you have because its delicious as a dipping sauce or on rice or noodles.

rice topped with sesame seed and nori

delicious!

sweet, spicy, crisp and juicy, these wings are great with rice

really, really good wings