Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mojito Chicken Wings With Wasabi Mint Cream Sauce


12 Foster Farms Party Wings
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
¼ cup cornstarch
2/3 cup ponzu sauce
2 tbs honey
¼ cup white rum
1 tsp red chili sauce (such as sriracha)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbs sesame seeds
6 oz Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp wasabi powder
1 tbs cilantro, minced
2 fresh mint leaves, minced
1 tbs lime juice

1.Preheat the oven to 425.
2.Rinse the chicken wings in cold water and dry well.
3.Sprinkle chicken on all sides with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cornstarch and rub to coat.
 4.In a separate bowl, add the ponzu, honey, rum, chili sauce, garlic powder and sesame seeds, stirring well to combine. Add the chicken, toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for ten minutes.
 5.Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
6.Arrange the chicken wings on the baking sheet and bake at 425 for ten minutes.
 7.While the chicken is baking, add the remaining marinade to a pot over medium high heat,stiring frequently, reduce until thickened and syrupy, about 8-10 minutes.
 8.Once the marinade has reduced, remove the chicken from the oven and brush with the thickened marinade, turn them over, brush with marinade on the other side.
 9.Return to the oven and allow to cook for an additional ten minutes, basting again.
 10.Allow chicken to bake until cooked through, an additional 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
 11.To make the sauce, add the Greek yogurt, wasabi, cilantro, mint, and lime juice to a bowl and mix to combine. Serve the sauce along side the wings as a dipping sauce.

(Note: the total cooking time for the chicken will be approximately 25-35 minutes, requiring basting every ten minutes)

Recipe and Image via Domestic Fits

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