When you’ve grown up in a home where entertaining meant making sure that there was enough food on the table for the visitors to have thirds and take home doggy bags as well, then you’re probably like me, and continue to cook huge quantities of food when you entertain. What this means to me is that I am always looking for quick and easy ways to make additional dishes that can supplement the large quantities of food I am already preparing for my guests.
If I am concerned about whether kids will eat the main course, I supplement it with chicken wings . Kids love them, and so do the adults. Here’s one way to make them that’s really easy and doesn’t fail. This is one of the times that I indulge myself in using a prepared ingredient – sweet chili sauce. I love this sauce in chicken as it offers a combination of sweet, spicy and sticky and tastes good. These wings takes minutes to prepare (not including cooking time) and everyone loves them.
About 20 wings
½ cup sweet chili sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
A few drops of sesame oil (optional)
½ cup chicken stock (or less – just enough to make sure there’s enough liquid to coat all the wings)
How to do it
1. Mix the chili sauce, soy sauce, oil and stock in a bowl. Add the wings and mix together, making sure all the wings are covered with the sauce. Marinade for at least 6 hours
2. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
3. Put the wings and some of the sauce into an oven proof dish and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil, turn the heat down to 190°C (375°F). Bake for another about one hour, turning the wings every 15 minutes, until they are cooked and sticky.