This recipe has saved the day when my children are being picky and nothing else appeals to them. As tasty cold as hot, this wonderful combination of sweet, salty, and sticky satisfies them every time.
Serves 6 generously.
6 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, or drumettes, trimmed.
1 cup soy sauce
½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
½ cup light brown sugar
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small chunk fresh gingerroot, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1. Place everything in a large glass, ceramic, or plastic container, or in a resealable plastic bag, cover or seal, and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 2 days. (The chicken can be frozen up to 2 months.)
2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
3. Place the contents, including the marinade, in a large baking dish and transfer to the oven. Bake until the chicken is crispy and the marinade is sticky, about 40-45 minutes. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to overnight.
From Warehouse to Your House: More than 250 Simple, Spectacular Recipes to Cook, Store, and Share When You Buy in Quantity (Simon & Schuster, 2006)