As my belly gets bigger, I am able to spend less time on my feet in the kitchen. Between my waddling from one counter to another and the belly bumping into things, I think it's safer for everyone if I just get out of the way. Still, I try to get in he kitchen here and there to make simple things like smoothies or oatmeal for breakfast. I have also been able to muster the strength to make these miso-honey glazed chicken wings a couple of times, much to my husband's delight. They are sticky, sweet, salty and oh-so-easy. And did I mention they are baked? Well, they are. And that makes them even better and healthier and more appealing.
Here's what happens: the wings get brown and crispy skin thanks to a 450 degree oven before being brushed with a flavor explosion of miso, honey and a touch of rice vinegar. They are baked for a few more minutes to make the glaze extra sticky before one last coating is brushed on before serving. Done and done.
I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm not much of a football fan unless there is delicious food involved. These wings are helpful for getting anyone and everyone through a game. They are also delicious as an appetizer while playing a fierce game of Chutes & Ladders with a 3 year old.
Now, if I could devise a plan to eat this entire plate of wings and suffer no pregnancy-heartburn-side-dish-of-tums, I'd really be winning at life.
Miso-Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
Makes 6-8 servings
- 3 pounds chicken wings
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons miso paste (anything you have is fine- I used shiro)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and arrange them on two large, parchment-lines baking sheets.
- Sprinkle the wings with the salt and place them on the center rack in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until the skin is golden brown and crisp. Meanwhile, whisk the miso paste, honey and rice vinegar together in a bowl.
- Remove the wings from the oven, brush them with the glaze, and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes. Brush with one last, light coating of the glaze before serving.