These Sticky Chicken Wings are insanely good! Baked in a Golden Honey and Lemon marinade they strike just the right balance of sweet and savoury. Here’s How I make them…
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By Now you probably know that I love to bake! I love a day in the kitchen whipping up cakes, Kneading bread and making delicious pastries. But a person can not live off Bread and cake alone….although I would be more than happy to! ;o) Variety is the key to happiness!
And so, I’ve been experimenting! If my Husbands face is anything to go by this Honey and Lemon Chicken Wing Recipe was a huge success! There is something so delightful about the combination of Sweet and Savoury, it shouldn’t work…but it does! We Love it! Here’s Why….
The Human Body regularly excretes sodium (salt)-we lose it naturally on a daily basis. The loss of our Sodium reserves causes us to crave salt often. Our brains steer us toward salt rich foods to ‘top up our tanks‘ if you will.
When you combine savoury salty foods with Sugary foods like Honey your brain is in heaven! Salt acts as a flavour enhancer, so when combined with Sugar, it enhances the sweet elements even more! This savoury and sweet combo causes an instant reaction in your brain, leading to feelings of contentedness and happiness…a scientifically proven stress reliever!
When You Know They’re Good!
My test for knowing the deliciousness of a dish? …Silence! If all I can here are the sounds of chewing and crunching, I know that mama did good! Let me tell you-there was silence at the dinner table when these Chicken Wings were served! It was only after the plates were picked clean that I heard the words ‘Awesome’ ‘Sweet and Sticky’ and I even got a ‘Wowser!’…i’m gonna call it a win!
Baked Not Fried!
Who doesn’t love a portion of chicken wings from the takeaway ?! It was once my takeaway of choice after a fun night out with girls or a movie night with hubby! It took me a while to realise, that perhaps a bucket of fried chicken every weekend was not the best choice!
In your late teens, early twenties you care very little about what you put into your body, I rarely, if ever, thought about how much fat was in food or considered how it was cooked- Besides I was generally a few glasses of wine deep by the point of ordering-what did I care? It tasted good!
Now in my forties (42 to be exact), I have practiced moderation for sometime! 90% of the time I eat the right things, fruits, vegetables, drink lots of water- I don’t drink alcohol at all! It’s been over 2 years since my last drop of Alcohol and I’ve never felt Better!
The 10% left over is reserved for the naughtier stuff, the chicken Wings, Breads, Cakes and pastries! For the most part I will never deep fry my food, in fact you will probably only find a couple of recipes on this whole site that require that method of cooking.
I’m no saint! But when offered a choice, I will always opt for the healthier way of cooking, so with that in mind, these Chicken Wings are baked and not shallow fried or deep fried. I would never claim that these chicken wings fall into the category of ‘healthy’ either, after all, they are covered with honey and all that other naughty stuff! But they are delicious and they certainly went down a treat in my house!
How To Make Honey And Lemon Sticky Chicken Wings
What You’ll Need
(*As always the full detailed recipe can be found on the recipe card at the end of the post*)
- Chicken wings
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
2. Line a Roasting tin with a liner
3. In a small bowl combine the lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Honey, Soy Sauce and sesame seeds and stir together
4. Place the wings in a large bowl and pour over the Lemon and Honey mix. Toss the wings in the liquid covering each one
5. Place the chicken wings in the lined roasting tin, then pour the Lemon and Honey mix that’s left in the bowl over the the wings
6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 minutes, turn them over half way through and baste with the juices
7. After 35 minutes turn again and drizzle with honey, baste again and place back in the Oven for 5-10 minutes
8. Remove from the oven and serve
2 Ways To Check Your Chicken is thoroughly Cooked
1. Insert a food thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It is cooked if the thermometer reads 180°F (82°C) for a whole chicken, or 165°F (74°C) for chicken cuts.
2. Cut into the chicken and if the juices run clear it is cooked, if there is a tinge of pink or red it needs longer in the oven
Serving Suggestions For Honey and Lemon Sticky Chicken Wings
- Jacket Potatoes
- Strip and fill sandwiches
- Mashed Potatoes
- Sweet Potatoes
- Homemade Fries/Chips
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- Rustic Vegetable Quiche
- Basil and Pecan Pesto
- Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
- Crispy Kale
- Leftover Bubble and Squeak
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Honey and Lemon Sticky Chicken Wings
- 1 Kg Chicken Wings
- 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Heaped Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Line a Roasting tin with a liner
- In a small bowl combine the lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Honey, Soy Sauce and sesame seeds and stir together
- Place the wings in a large bowl and pour over the Lemon and Honey mix. Toss the wings in the liquid covering each one
- Place the chicken wings in the lined roasting tin, then pour the Lemon and Honey mix that's left in the bowl over the the wings
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 minutes, turn them over half way through and baste with the juices
- After 35 minutes turn again, drizzle with honey, baste again and place back in the Oven for 5-10 minutes
- Remove from the oven and serve
2 Ways To Check The Chicken Is Cooked
- Insert a food thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It is cooked if the thermometer reads 180°F (82°C) for a whole chicken, or 165°F (74°C) for chicken cuts.
- Cut into the chicken and if the juices run clear it is cooked, if there is a tinge of pink or red it needs longer in the oven