Friday Night Spicy Molasses Wings are easy to make

spicy molasses wings are tasty & easy to make
 I have been teaching my kids to cook. Not complicated stuff yet, but lots of the basics: cookies, pizza (including the homemade dough), brownies, muffins, cakes.

They’re constantly asking for wings so this recipe for spicy molasses wings is their new task. It’s easy — the marinade has barely a handful of ingredients and they cook without much fuss.
spicy molasses wings are tasty & so easy to make
I remember learning to cook alongside my mom, licking the bowl and the beaters mostly.

My first cake, after I moved on from the Easy-Bake Oven, was a Jello cake. Then there were cheese-and-bacon-things, Kraft pizzas and zucchini casserole.

I made wings for the first time last winter and that’s what got my kids hooked on them.

So now it’s their turn.

Watch the How-To video for Spicy Molasses Wings

Spicy Sticky Molasses Wings

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/3 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger or ½ tsp. dried ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper (Use cayenne for more heat)
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings or drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives

 Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl combine marinade ingredients (first 5 ingredients). Add the chicken and let marinate in the fridge, covered, for 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spread wings in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet (one with a rim).
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip.
  4. Return to oven for another 10-15 minutes
  5. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with chopped chives.

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You might enjoy our Asian Wings recipe too, or our Molasses Wings with Rum:

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Awesome Asian Wings – the recipe my kids go crazy for

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky

This is how the vacuuming gets done at our house…

My kids are wild about this recipe for Asian Wings. They practically beg for it and don’t seem to understand that wings are a treat, not a Tuesday night supper. (Although you could make them tonight.)

Nothing I have ever cooked has made my kids more excited. Nothing. So I figure I might as well use this to my advantage.

  • Vacuuming needs to be done before you can eat the wings.
  • The bathroom needs to be cleaned before you can eat the wings.
  • Have you made your beds?

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky

This is a near effortless recipe that offers easy substitutions for ingredients that you might not have on hand.

No Hoisin sauce? Add an extra tablespoon of molasses instead. No rice vinegar? Any vinegar will do, especially cider vinegar. Dried ginger can be used in place of fresh. Ditto for garlic.

Gluten-free version:

Omit the hoisin (replace with molasses) and substitute tamari for soy sauce if you want to make these Asian Wings gluten free.

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky

These have become a Friday night favourite in our house, an easy appetizer while I putter away making supper in that not-rushed-Friday sort of way.

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky. You’ll want to lick your fingers while you eat them. Guaranteed.

Awesome Asian wings

Adapted from Budget Bites

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • ¼ cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 Tbsp. chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce (can substitute molasses)
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated or minced
  1. Combine all ingredients, except wings.
  2. Toss wings with mixture. Spread in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (Or a well-oiled cookie sheet).
  3. Bake at 450 F for 25 minutes, flipping half way through.
  4. Turn oven to broil and broil 3-5 minutes, flip then broil again

Try our finger lickin’ oven “BBQ” chicken with molasses slather:
oven barbecued chicken with molasses slather
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