Spicy Orange Chicken Wings is an excellent and yummy party dish that has a mixed flavors of little sweet and little spicy coming out from the simple ingredients used. The orange flavor springs out an amazing twist on the chicken wings. Spicy orange chicken wings look very attractive, glazy and appetizing. It tastes great with the mix of the sweet and spicy orange marmalade and red peppers blended with other sauces making the sauce striking.
There are a many ways of preparing Orange Chicken wings which is a great and popular Chinese dish that is usually on the spicy side of most of the menus served at restaurants. This dish can be made from mildly hot to very spicy based on the amount of chili paste and dried red peppers used or according to your taste and choice. There are a variety of Chicken recipes, but this would be an amazing traditional and authentic twist with a blend of mixed flavors which is a cinch to prepare. Wings are an essential to any party spread and this recipe would go excellently well for any get-together or party.
Chicken wings can be cooked in various ways. Some of the popular finger licking Chicken wings recipes are marinated Chicken wings, Baked chicken wings or Fried Chicken wings to name a few. A chicken wing recipe is also called as Buffalo wing or hot wing. A wing is a chicken wing section (which is drumette or flat) and is traditionally deep fried unbreaded and then coated in a delicious spicy sauce. The sauce generally is composed of vinegar based, cayenne pepper, hot sauce and butter. The Buffalo wings are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing. Initially these Buffalo wings were created in Buffalo, New York.
The orange jam or marmalade used in this recipe is a versatile seasoning with nearly limitless used in cooking and baking. The strong flavor of an orange or citrus flavor seasoned with orange zest gives an awesome zest to the Chicken wings. Do not use the white pith beneath the orange surface as it makes the dish bitter. The marmalade or jam used in preparing this dish should be a little sweeter. Strain away the excess rind if any.
For preparing this delicious Spicy Orange Chicken Wings, firstly oven bake the Chicken wings until crisp and keep aside and for making the spicy sauce add in a saucepan 2 tablespoons of Chilli paste or red pepper flakes, 1 cup of jam or marmalade (remember that is should be sweet and strain if it contains excess of orange rind pieces or else the sauce would turn bitter), 1/3 cup rice vinegar, ¼ cup hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and combine all the ingredients well. Cook this sauce over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the liquid measure about ¾ cup.
You could also add optionally finely minced garlic cloves, finely grated fresh ginger, minced green onions and toasted sesame seeds for that extra punch and flavor. Toss the fried chicken wings with this spicy sauce in a large bowl. Once the chicken wings are well coated with the sauce, transfer to a serving plate. The sauce will soak into the skin and makes the wings soft and yummy.
Making crispy delicious Chicken wings at home is a great feast to eyes when done is the right way. To prepare the crispy chicken wings, combine some flour, salt, paprika and pepper in a large shallow dish and mix well with the wings. Bake them in the oven in a preheated 400 degree F. oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over each wing. Place back in the oven for another 30 minutes, or until the wings are golden-brown and the coating is getting crispy.
The sweet, sour and spicy flavors nicely glazed onto the Chicken wings make the dish looks very impressive and luscious. Next time when you plan to prepare a Chicken dish, do try making this yummy recipe. Your guest and family would truly enjoy eating.