Spicy Chinese Five Spice-rubbed Chicken Wings With Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Spicy Chinese Five Spice-Rubbed Chicken Wings with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Philip Hoel

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@Top_Chef_Phil

This is one of those recipies that I've used enough that I've forgotten where the original inspiration came from-and that I actually hardly ever measure everything for...It's great for a gathering of friends for almost any occasion-say watching a game, or even a good movie...It also makes a great appetizer(I would recommend dialing back the cayenne-so as not to over power what ever else you might be serving later)...For Gary and Robin :-)


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Serves:

hard to say

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE WINGS

20
whole chicken wings
2 Tbsp
chinese five-spice powder
1 Tbsp
cayenne pepper
kosher salt and pepper
creamy cilantro dipping sauce(to follow)

CREAMY CILANTRO DIPPING SAUCE

1/3 c
chopped cilantro leaves(plus some for garnish)
1/4 c
sour cream
1/4 c
mayonnaise(do not use miricle whip-way too sweet)
1/4 c
plain yogurt(optional but adds a nice tang)
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE WINGS
2
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment.
3
Remove the tips from the chicken wings(save for making stock-if you wish-or discard)and cut the wings in half at the joint. Place the wings in a bowl.
4
Sprinkle 5 spice powder, and cayenne over wings, add salt and pepper.(be generous with the pepper) Rub this mixture all over the wings until no powder remains
5
Place the wings on parchment lined baking sheet with the most skin up. Bake for about 25 minutes-or until cooked through browned and crispy-meanwhile make the sauce
6
NOTE: This spice mixture also makes a very good Chinese inspired rub for a whole roast chicken-just maintain the ratio of 2 parts five spice to 1 part cayenne
7
FOR THE SAUCE
8
Combine all sauce ingredients through the lemon juice-add salt and pepper to taste
9
NOTE: I should mention that I like my wings very spicy-you might prefer a lessor amount-but the sauce goes a long way in taming the heat
10
NOTE: This recipe can be easily doubled-just use two baking sheets, and rotate baking sheets half way through the baking time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy