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slow cooker essentials: asian sweet/sour wings

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Can the world ever have enough chicken wing recipes? I submit to you that it cannot. These slow cooker/Instant Pot wings have a distinctive sweet and sour taste that will have you coming back for more. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker essentials: asian sweet/sour wings

  • 12
  • 1/3 c
    hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 c
    fresh clover honey
  • 1/4 c
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • 1 tsp
    chinese five spice powder
  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling

How To Make slow cooker essentials: asian sweet/sour wings

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    For this recipe you will need a Crockpot, Slow Cooker, or Instant Pot.
  • 3
    Not everyone I know is a big fan of Chinese 5-Spice powder, it you do not have any, or you just do not like it, then leave it out.
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Remove the wing tips, then freeze and save for making stock. Finally, separate the drumettes from the mid joint. That will give you 24 individual chicken wings… YUMMY.
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    Add the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan, combine, and bring up to a simmer, then remove from heat.
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    Add the wings to your slow cooker or Instant Pot.
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    Pour the hot sauce over the wings, and combine.
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    Set the slow cooker to high, and cook until the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165f (75c), about 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • 10
    OPTIONAL STEP Remove the wings from the slow cooker, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place under a broiler to crisp them up, about 1 – 2 minutes per side.
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    ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL STEP Separate the wings from the liquid, then place the liquid into a saucepan, and cook down by 50 percent, or until it begins to thicken. Then drizzle it over the wings before serving.
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    Place on a plate, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and serve with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy.
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