Negroni Glazed Wings

    Crispy baked chicken wings tossed in a glaze based on the classic negroni cocktail and topped with candied orange peel.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds wing segments
    • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
    • 1 tablespoon Red Vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Honey
    • Salt and Pepper
    • 1.5 tablespoons Corn Starch
    • 1.5 tablespoons Baking Powder
    • 1/3 cup Gin
    • 1/3 cup campari or simmilar amaro
    • 1/3 cup sweet vermouth
    • 1 tablespoon Red Vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Honey
    • 1 tablespoon Sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
    • 1/2 cup orange peel very little of the white part, julienned
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • 1/2 cup sugar plus more for dusting

    Instructions

    1. Mix the wings with the soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 375 convection.
    3. Strain excess liquid from the wings and add in the corn starch and baking powder. Toss the wings to coat. Place them on a baking sheet, rack optional, with the skin side up
    4. NOTE if you don't have convection, allow these to rest in the fridge uncovered overnight to dry, or at least a few hours.
    5. Bake for about 40 minutes. Turn oven to 450 convection and flip the wings. Cook about 20 minutes.
    6. Flip the wings and cook one final time for about 1-15 minutes until browned and crispy. Finish under the broiler if needed, but mine are usually pretty browned at this point.
    7. Mix all the glaze ingredients in a pan and simmer on medium/low for about 30 minutes until thick and sticky.
    8. Mix the orange with the sugar and water in a pot and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain the orange and toss it in some sugar to coat and prevent it from sticking to everything.
    9. Toss the wings in the sauce to coat and pour them onto a serving plate. Top with the candied orange peel.

    Notes

    My favorite cocktail by far is a negroni. I was trying to think of ways to incorporate the flavors of a negroni into a recipe and my first thought was a bbq sauce. I got worried that the actual flavors would get lost, when I realized I could probably just cook down the actual drink into a glaze for chicken wings. They came out awesome, with a good amount of bitterness from the drink, but a more balanced flavor and sweetness from cooking it down and adding some sugar and honey.

    I cooked this on my first ever twitch stream which you can re watch below, just know the audio is a little weird as I had some issues being my first time around! I plan to stream every Thursday for the time being, so head on over and say hi.


    For the glaze I just made a really big negroni and simmered it with some honey, vinegar, and chili flakes until it reduced into a sticky syrup, then tossed the cooked wings in it.

    I loved the flavor of these! I topped them with candied orange peel because orange is normally the negroni garnish but I didn’t want to just use raw orange peel.