Almost every kid I know loves eating chicken wings, no matter how they are cooked, pan-fried, deep-fried, baked or brined. All wings would be gone very quickly once they are served. Besides, I don’t know what magic ketchup (tomato sauce) has. Take my family as an example, anything with ketchup won’t stay on a plate for too long. It's easy to predict how popular it would be the combination of chicken wings and ketchup. So, whenever I have to bring something to a social gathering, with kids are attending there, I’d think of making chicken wings in the first place. This time I experimented a way to reduce most of the fat in wings, at the same time retain the most flavours to entertain their taste buds.
Spicy Sticky Chicken Wings (Printable recipe)
- 8 to 10 organic chicken wings, or free range wings
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- ¼ tsp freshly grated black pepper
- 3 tbsp tomato sauce (ketchup)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco sauce, to taste
- Water, to adjust
- Rinse chicken wings and pat dry with paper towels. Remove and discard the tip of each wing. Cut them in half at the joint. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper evenly. Set aside for 15 minutes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. Place wings on pan in single layer and cook on both sides in batches over high-medium heat until brown. The wings would release some oil. Drain and discard the excess oil.
- Toss back the wings. Add seasonings, stir to combine, and reduce heat to low. Continue to cook, covered, add more water if necessary, until the wings are cooked through. Serve hot.
- You can omit the Tabasco sauce in the seasonings if your kid is too small or you don’t like the wings spicy. Having said that the Tabasco sauce really adds the kick and make a big difference in taste.