Crispy Baked Plum Glazed Chicken Wings are a great snack, and with fries a great meal can be had. I prefer them on their own with a cocktail or two. They’re sweet, tangy and a little spicy and go great with a fruity martini.
Lately, I’ve taken to enjoying a plate of wings on a Saturday afternoon or early evening. I seem to yearn for them, I’m not sure why, so I’m just indulging. I set myself up with a movie and a cocktail and just add wings. Life is sweet!
Due to this regular indulgence, I have steered clear of fried wings and instead I cook them in the oven. The wings still have that crispy crunchy texture but without being doused in oil.
I must admit though the plum glaze on these Crispy Baked Plum Glazed Chicken Wings is an indulgence and furthermore rather sensational. The glaze is created using fresh plums. You’ll need to allow them to ripen as much as you dare, just a little soft to the touch is fine. Reduce them with butter, balsamic vinegar, Sriracha, honey and light soy sauce. Finally, blend the glaze to break down the plums and get that smooth finish. Et Voila!
If you’re looking for an appetizer, this is a good one. Crispy Baked Plum Glazed Chicken Wings are great for game day too.
Double and triple ingredients for a crowd, but season in batches to get the flavors right. Also, you might find that you have leftover sauce, but that can’t be a bad thing.
I recently had two friends come visit for late night drinks on the rooftop, so I served a batch of these wings. For some reason they were quite surprised at how tasty they were. They were truly astonished and kept asking whether I had really made them myself. Can you imagine the cheek of these two guys? At first I was hurt by their surprise, but got over it when they started licking the sauce off their plates.
As I mentioned a fruity martini goes great with these wings, here’s a couple of suggestions.