Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings

Any wing fans out there?
These are sweet, with a hint of spice...and they start in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings...cooked on LOW in the slow cooker, then broiled to perfection right before eating.  A sweet, spicy sauce gives them a delicious glaze! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

It's July 13 my friends, can you believe it?  I feel like our summer is flying by.  We've had camps and ball games and weekend trips to Kansas and Minnesota and still have our remaining big vacation coming up the second week of August.

Shortly after that school starts.

Which frankly, I'll be fine with a routine again.  I'll even have a three year old attending preschool two mornings a week.  Hallelujah.

With the business of summer our meals have been a bit hit or miss.  Hence, last night when I threw some tortilla chips on a pan with lots of cheese, salsa and sour cream and called them nachos. Thankfully the husband was working late and the kids didn't mind.  Hey, they all got fed right?

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings...cooked on LOW in the slow cooker, then broiled to perfection right before eating.  A sweet, spicy sauce gives them a delicious glaze! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I've also been using my slow cooker a bit more.  We've made these gooey sandwiches, lots of pulled pork and even this loaded chocolate and peanut butter dessert.

Recently we had a new flavor of wings at our local bar and grill and I immediately thought...why am I not making wings at home?  Often during the winter we'll get takeout wings from this place, it's easy, their delicious and it saves me a night of cooking.

But, I've never really attempted them at home.

Plus I'm lazy.  Are they a lot of work?  Do I have to get out the grill?  No thank you.  Not really feeling that.  I had seen a recipe where they cooked them in the slow cooker first and them broiled them right before eating in the oven to get that crispy, fried texture.

Yep, I could try that.


Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings...cooked on LOW in the slow cooker, then broiled to perfection right before eating.  A sweet, spicy sauce gives them a delicious glaze! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

It worked!  I cooked them low and slow for about 5 hours in a sweet, spicy sauce, threw them on a big sheet pan, brushed them with more sauce and broiled them until crispy.

Due to our schedules these were coming out of the oven around 3:30 in the afternoon, but the kids didn't care.  Mom's making wings!  They all came running.  Minus the three year old who has yet to figure out how good they are {more for us}.

I snapped some photos, wrapped up the leftovers for the husband and called it good.  Really any sauce could be used in this recipe, but I loved this subtle Asian flavor {soy, tomato paste, rice wine vinegar, sugar, spices}.

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings...cooked on LOW in the slow cooker, then broiled to perfection right before eating.  A sweet, spicy sauce gives them a delicious glaze! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You need to give these a try, they are such an easy summer meal!  I carried the whole pan right from the oven to the table with some paper plates and napkins and everyone dug in.

What else are you eating this summer?

Taking a turn here, many of you did have interest in knowing what I'm reading this summer, which I talked about on a previous post.  God bless all you dorks like me who love a good book.  I started putting the book I'm currently reading in my bio on Instagram.  That way you'll always know what is in my hands.

I set a goal of 50 books this year and I'm proud to say I'm on book #30 right now!  I can hardly believe it myself.  Long road trips have helped.  I found out this past weekend driving back from Kansas that reading on my Kindle in the car no longer gives me a headache.  Who knew?

I'd love any book suggestions you have....I'm always putting more on my list.  Until then, it's WING TIME!

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings...cooked on LOW in the slow cooker, then broiled to perfection right before eating.  A sweet, spicy sauce gives them a delicious glaze! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)



Yield: 20-25

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wings

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 5 hour and 10 MINStotal time: 5 hours and 15 mins
A sweet, spicy glaze coats these chicken wings! Cooked on low in the slow cooker and then broiled in the oven to get crispy...these will be your favorite new appetizer.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2-3 lbs. frozen chicken wings and drumsticks
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. soy sauce
  • 1/8 c. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. tomato paste
  • 1 T. salt
  • 1 T. pepper
  • 1 T. red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • sliced green onions

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place in the frozen chicken wings and drumsticks. Toss with the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. In a bowl combine the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, tomato paste, garlic and ground ginger. Whisk to combine. Pour 3/4 of this over the wings.
  3. Cook the wings on LOW for 4-5 hours.
  4. Grease a large rimmed cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place the cooked wings on the baking sheet and brush with the remaining sauce.
  5. Place on the top rack of the oven and broil on HIGH for 3-4 minutes, flip, then broil another 3-4 minutes on the other side. Keep a very close eye to make sure they do not burn.
  6. Serve warm garnished with green onions.
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