The big game is this weekend, and even though I am not overly concerned about the outcome, I am concerned about the food. Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite eating occasions of the year. It is the only day of the year when it is perfectly acceptable to each junk food all day. The more melted cheese the better. At my house, it is not Super Bowl Sunday without some wings. Not for me, but my husband. His favorite food on the planet is chicken wings, and while delicious, not very healthy. I have started baking them, and getting great results. You would never know that they are not fried. I found this recipe from Giada De Laurentis, and gave them a whirl for something different than the traditional hot wing, and love the sweet stickiness that these bring. If you need heat, then add some hot pepper flakes to the marinade.
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 5 springs rosemary
- 5 garlic cloves, cut into half
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
Mix together the balsamic vinegar, honey, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a bowl.
Put the chicken wings in a large Ziploc bag with the rosemary sprigs and garlic cloves.
Pour the marinade into the bag. Marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.
Place the chicken wings on a foil-lined baking sheet. Reserve the marinade. Bake the chicken wings in a preheated 450 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. The chicken wings will be brown and crispy.
Put the reserved marinade in a saucepan. Bring it to a full and rolling boil, (this will kill the bacteria). Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, or until it is thick and syrupy.
Brush the wings with the glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds and parsley.