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My all-time favourite ingredient combination transforms the simple chicken wing into something extraordinary!  When it comes to Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, I don’t share!

The simple combination of honey and garlic on chicken has always been one such flavour combination that I simply cannot resist.  Diet or no diet, Dear Reader, if it’s placed in front of me, I’m going to eat it!

I can still remember the first time I was introduced to the flavour combination.  I was nineteen years old and I had just started a part time job at Pizza Hut to help put myself through college.  If the staff worked more than a five hour shift, they were entitled to a meal at a value of five dollars or less.

Now, I know that five dollars doesn’t sound like much, but this was in the early nineties, so that’s like fifteen bucks or so nowadays.  Anyway, I would always order half dozen honey garlic wings.  They weren’t covered in a sticky sauce the way I like to eat them now, but more like a glaze.

That was about twenty five years ago!  When John.e reads this, he’s going to ask me, “Do you remember what you were wearing?”  And, the truth of the matter is yes, I do!

Let me explain.  Whenever we talk about something that has happened more than a few months back, my memory always wins, because I remember smaller details like what day of the week it was, what we ate that day, and most unusually, I remember what I was wearing – as well as what the people with me were wearing too!

So, for example, we’ll be driving in the car and I will point out a restaurant and make the suggestion that we should go back sometime.  He will say we’ve never been there.  And, I’ll reply with, “Yes, we have.  It was about three years ago.  I was wearing that red plaid shirt that I got in Montreal and you were wearing your button fly jeans with the tree fort t-shirt.

I.  Win.  Every.  Time.  Hands.  Down.  So now, it’s become a running joke.  McKenna has even picked up on it and when arguing with me about something, she’ll blurt out, “Oh yeah!?  What was I wearing??”

All of this to tell you that I remember the first time I tasted the combination of honey and garlic.  I dearly loved it and continue to make honey garlic dishes quite often.  The single most popular dish here at Lord Byron’s Kitchen happens to have honey and garlic.  You’ve got to try it!  It’s my Honey Garlic Baked Pork Bites.

Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, I had worked at Pizza Hut for just a few weeks when I was asked if I’d like to become a part of the management team.  Once my initial management training was complete, my green and black uniform changed slightly.

So, to bring this story full circle, I was wearing black pants, black shoes with rubber soles, a short-sleeved, white, button-front shirt with a gold name tag, and black hat with a bright red Pizza Hut logo.  At that time, I used to wear an earring too, and wore this tacky silver hoop.  My hair was also died platinum blonde.

I’m going to stop now, because I’m starting to remember more about what I was wearing than I really care to!  You just go ahead now and make these Honey Garlic Chicken Wings and forget all about that picture I just painted!

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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

My all-time favourite ingredient combination transforms the simple chicken wing into something extraordinary!  When it comes to Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, I don't share!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 508
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 16 chicken wings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted, plus more for garnish
  • 1 whole green onion, thinly sliced, for garnish - optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Wash wings in cold water and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels.
  • Lay wings onto parchment paper, leaving at least an inch of space between each. Sprinkle over half the salt.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip wings over. Sprinkle over remaining salt, and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • In the meantime, add the following ingredients to a skillet - honey, garlic, ginger, and water.   
  • Over medium-high heat, whisk the ingredients together and allow them to come to a low boil until sauce has thickened.
  • By this time, the wings will be ready. Remove from oven and add to the skillet with the sauce. At this point, add the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Toss together, cooking over medium-high heat until the wings have absorbed all of the sauce and the wings start to char.
  • Remove wings from skillet and onto a serving plate. Garnish with more sesame seeds and sliced green onions.  

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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  1. We love making chicken wings. These look finger licking good. Perfect as an appetizer. I would eat them as a meal with a side salad. These would be party perfect and disappear in flash for sure.
  2. Among my favorite wings to make and eat! Honey garlic chicken wings are to die for, and your's look amazing!
  3. That sounds like a supreme photographic memory! I also live honey and garlic together, so I'm positive I would be able to help you polish this plate of gorgeous looking wings off!
  4. I am totally eyeing this recipe to try with cauliflower. I love toasted sesame on literally anything and it gives such a beautiful crunch and flavor. Love the simple sauce and being garlic lovers, my boys will be so excited to eat this.
  5. My mouth waters so much just from looking at these images. My favorite type of chicken wings! I guess the only problem I usually have is not being able to stop eating them - these honey garlic chicken wings are so delicious!
  6. You're right about the honey and garlic combination because these wings are delicious! I couldn't wait to make them, and that sauce is perfect for wings. Thanks for sharing!
  7. I've never made honey garlic wings before but the combination sounds amazing. I can't wait to make these for my husband and I have a feeling they might be his new favorite flavor too.
  8. I don't know what I love more, this amazing delicious recipe or your stories!! I have a terrible memory, it's a running joke at our house, because anytime my husband starts a sentence with, "Do you remember... " we start laughing, because I most likely don't remember it at all!
  9. I'm a big garlic fan and combining it with honey, oh my goodness a flavor explosion. My family will absolutely love this dish. Adding it to my recipe box.
  10. I must say this combo is something I always craze for. But I have never made this with chicken wings. Next time will make it this way. This really looks great... I just can't resist. Thanks for the share!
  11. I love to make spicy chicken wings but have never tried them with honey and garlic! It sounds finger-licking good! Have to give them a try! Lucky you having such a good memory! My brain is like a sieve when it comes to remembering details!
  12. I wouldn't share these wings either! They look divine. Also glad you make these in the oven. I get so wary about whether I've cooked wings through on the cooktop then end up overcooking them! Oven is much easier on me. :)
  13. Chicken is one of my favorite and this honey garlic chicken looks lip smacking....I love garlic flavored dishes and this one is in my to do list now
  14. Honey and chicken wings? You got me at honey. Love this. Chicken wings are just the perfect snack food and are such a great treat for parties in the Caribbean. Love this recipe.

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