So Simple It’s Silly is a series of incredibly easy sweet and savory recipes. Minimal ingredients, great short cuts and not at all time-consuming.
I’ve been so incredibly tired when I get home lately, dragging my feet, grunting every other word tired. As if my brain can barely get up the energy to form sentences let alone singular words. We’ve all been there haven’t we? It’s worse it seems when I’m hungry. My tummy rumbles louder than thunder as I search the fridge, freezer and cupboards for something, anything.
Luckily on this particularly tiring day, there was chicken wings clean, trimmed and waiting for me in the fridge. I love crispy wings, baked or fried and I have a moderately short but involved method of cooking them. Tonight, however, was not the night for “involved methods” of cooking. Instead, I whipped up the glaze, threw it all together and into the oven. As I puttered about doing light housework and making rice, I’m reminded of how much I love easy cooking like this. The time flew by and before I knew it, I had sticky, sweet, spicy chicken wings and a beautiful sauce to spoon on top of my rice for dinner. My dad and brothers devoured every single wing I made, which is always a lovely feeling even if I was slightly sad I didn’t have left overs for the next day!
3 lbs Chicken Wings, drumette and wingette separated
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
1/4 cup Shaoxing Rice Wine
1/2 cup Apricot Jam
1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Ginger, grated
4 Garlic Cloves, finely diced
3 tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce, optional or to taste
1 tbsp Corn Starch
1/4 cup Water
1. Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees