These are so dang good . . .I had forgotten about how delicious they taste. When chicken wings were on sale last week at the grocery store, M & I thought to ourselves . . .yeah, we could totally go for some wings. But we had just had spicy buffalo chicken not too long ago. So then what? Aha . . . . sticky wings!! These are a potluck favorite and are always gone instantly. Beware – although this recipe makes 3 lbs of wings, you soon learn that 3 lbs really isn’t that much! You can easily serve these as a main dish with some rice on the side. They also make a great finger food/appetizer (hint hint . . .holiday or Superbowl time). The best way I can describe them is a blend between an Asian flavor and a Polynesian flavor. They are not spicy at all – however, some red pepper flakes would add a new dimension for those who like it hot (experiment at own will)! As well, I highly recommend lining the cookie sheet/baking pan with tinfoil OR just use a cheap tinfoil pan. The sauce gets real sticky when you bake the wings – and the pan is not fun to clean! Unless, of course, you are not the one doing the dishes – then who cares! I also need to put a plug in about soy sauce in general. Although this recipe calls for regular Soy Sauce, our family has discovered that we actually prefer Low-Sodium Soy Sauce by Kikoman. It actually has flavor, other than salty. If you haven’t tried it – I recommend it.
Polynesian Party Wings
3lbs Chicken Wings, thawed or fresh
1 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
½ Cup Pineapple Juice
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Garlic Powder
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients excluding the meat. Mix well. Add the wings and stir to coat the meat. Cover and let marinade for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours in the fridge. I like to mix this up at night and let them marinade overnight.
Prepare baking sheet: line sheet with tinfoil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Or, prep tinfoil pan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake wings for 1 – 1.5 hours, until tender and fall off the bone. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm.