The traditional flavors of Orange Chicken make these Wings my very favorite way to enjoy this Game Day Classic.
Hi Everyone! I hope you’re ready to talk Game Day Food today. Given that the Super Bowl is less than 2 weeks away, I figured now would be the best time to share the wings that have changed the way we watch football from now on. I doubt we’ll ever be able to enjoy another game without these present. No really. I am not being overdramatic – just overly excited that I finally discovered how to make perfect chicken wings in the comfort of my own home. You NEED this recipe in your collection.
When I set out to make these utterly scrumptious wings, I had pretty high hopes that they would remind me of Chinese Orange Chicken takeout I had been craving all day long. One bite and that’s all I needed to know. They tasted exactly like my favorite Chinese food dish.
If you only want to make one thing from scratch for the big day, please, please let this be it. You will not be disappointed.
I almost called these wings “Marry Me Wings”. Not that it’s any surprise that guys and wings go together, but the look on Adam’s face after grabbing and devouring his wings was priceless. His first expression was “Man, I just love food”, which couldn’t have made me happier. Seriously. Pretty sure I’ve never heard that phrase from him. I am the food lover between the two of us and even though my hubby likes food, he’s never been quite as smitten as I have been with it for pretty much my whole life. I am sensing that things are changing and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Since I’m already married, I didn’t think that “Marry Me Wings” would be the right title for me to call them, but if you’re still looking for the right one, go for it. They will make it happen ;).
I played with the idea of baking ’em, but that’s just not what we were feeling. They’re wings, the Packers were about to kickoff and we didn’t care. Usually donuts are the only thing I make a frying exception for, but wings might be joining that list. One sweet and one savory thing – just trying to keep thing even. Makes sense? Good, I’m glad we’re on the same wave length.
Not only am I practically addicted to the sauce, but the crispy goodness on these wings is simply to die for. This was the first time I drenched something in cornstarch and cornstarch only. Honestly guys, I am convinced it’s the key to the crunchiest wings you will ever try. You just have to give it a go!
Hope you do. Have a lovely week, friends!
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 3 large eggs
- 2.5 lbs chicken wings
- canola oil, for frying
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1. Pour 1 cup of cornstarch into a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the 3 eggs. Dip chicken wings (one by one) into the beaten eggs and then thoroughly drench each wing in the cornstarch. Place chicken wings onto a large plate or baking sheet and set aside.
- 2. Meanwhile, pour canola oil into a regular-sized cast iron skillet, about 2-3 inches deep and heat to 350 degrees F.
- 3. While the oil is getting hot, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce except the cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring sauce to a slight boil, reduce heat to low and continue to simmer while frying the chicken.
- 4. Fry chicken wings in 3 batches for 5-7 minutes per side or until fully cooked through and golden brown. Place fried wings onto a paper towel-lined plate and transfer to a heatproof bowl (I preheat my oven to 300 degrees F to keep wings warm while I finish frying all of the wings). Continue frying the remaining wings.
- 5. While the last batch of wings is frying, add the remaining tablespoon of cornstarch to a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of water. Stir to dissolve cornstarch. Whisk cornstarch mixture into the orange sauce and heat until thickened.
- 6. Pour sauce over the fried wings in the bowl and toss to fully cover all of the wings. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions, if desired.
- Wings are best when enjoyed on the same day.