Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sweet and Sticky

Such sensuous words.  I think of honey, a summer day, a melting Popsicle dripping down my skin, chicken wings.

Okay, maybe chicken wings don't incite the same sensuality as the rest of the list above, but oh man, these ones are good.  Jenny blogged about these at Dinner: A Love Story, and I'm just helping spread the word.  They don't fall off the bone, they slink off.  All conversation at the table stops, as mouths are too busy licking sauce off fingers and uttering sighs of contentment.  The best part, they take almost no work to make.  There are four ingredients:

about 2 lbs of chicken wings
1 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of pomegranate juice
1/2 cup of sugar

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.  Lay your chicken out in a single layer in a large baking dish.  In a small saucepan, pour the soy sauce, the juice, and add the sugar.  Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved, and then pour over your chicken.  Bake for about 45 minutes on one side, turn over and then bake for another hour.  Done!

I like to decrease the amount of soy sauce I use, and add a little more juice.  I like the fruity tartness the juice provides.  I just kind of eyeball it.

Also, don't worry too much about them getting charred.  Trust me, charred is your friend.  They will get very dark and very sticky, and all of this is a good thing.


  1. Wow, these sound good. I'm a horrible cook, so I don't know if I could pull it off (yes, even something that simple), but I'll keep it in mind.

  2. Those look so good! I'd better put chicken wings on the store list. :)

  3. I like recipes with few ingredients, so this is cool. The charred quality makes it look like it came off a BBQ grill. And I love barbequed meat!

  4. Mmm, these look great! Love crunchy chicken wings.

  5. MMMM...Thanks. Now I am hungry for Chicken Wings and it is only 7:30 AM. They almost look like a Russian Chicken that I make.

    Your has less ingredients and that is always a plus.

  6. Oh that does sound yummy and easy! Reminds me of how ashamed I was to discover homemade barbeque sauce was so easy, after buying bottles of it for years.