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Spicy Miso Chicken Wings and Drumettes
with quinoa fried rice

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Fried chicken wings / drumettes are a football season favorite that we first featured in 2017. We bake our version in the oven for a lighter twist and serve them in a spicy (or not) and savory sauce.
Smarts: The secrets to crisp baked wings / drumettes are 1) tossing them in baking powder (to draw out moisture) and 2) baking them with some space between them to allow air to circulate. Check out this video to see how it's done!

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Spicy Miso Chicken Wings and Drumettes:
  • Chicken, small wings and drumettes - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Foil - for baking
  • Spicy miso sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~1/2 cup
  • Sesame seeds, white - 2 tsp
Spicy Miso Sauce:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp, grated
  • Water - 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/3 cup
  • Sugar - 2 Tbsp
  • Miso paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 2 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
  • Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
Quinoa Fried Rice:
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Frozen vegetables, any mix - 2 cups (look for stir-fry or Asian mixes)
  • Spicy miso sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~1/2 cup
  • Quinoa, cooked (leftover from Wednesday) - 1 1/2 cups

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Prep

  1. Chicken - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Pat wings and drumettes dry. Toss with baking powder and salt. Set aside for 20 minutes.

  2. Ginger - Grate ginger. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 450F / 232C.

  2. Line a sheet pan with foil. Place an oven-safe cooling rack on top.

  3. Top cooling rack with chicken wings and drumettes, leaving some space in between them so that air can circulate (this will help them to get crispy). Roast chicken until cooked through and crisp and golden on the outside, turning halfway through cooking, ~35 minutes.

  4. While chicken cooks, make sauce. In a small saucepan combine first portion of water, soy sauce, sugar, miso paste, chili garlic sauce, and ginger. Place saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer.

  5. Whisk together second portion of water and cornstarch. Add to sauce and continue simmering until sauce is thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.

  6. When chicken is almost finished roasting, heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then frozen vegetables to heated oil. Saute until vegetables are defrosted and any moisture has cooked off, 5 to 6 minutes. Add half the spicy miso sauce (reserve the other half) and quinoa. Stir for 1 minute more to heat the quinoa through. Fold in cilantro leaves.

  7. When chicken is finished, toss it with the remaining half of spicy miso sauce and sesame seeds.

  8. Serve chicken with fried quinoa and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (21)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (11)

16 reviews

I'm not a big wings person but these were good. I really liked the sauce and it was great in the stir fry. I subbed jasmine rice instead of quinoa in the stir fry and stripped some of the meat from the wings and threw it in the stir fry with some broccoli.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't include the eggs. Liked this with quinoa. Could have probably used a bit more heat in the sauce.

By: Angela
Posted: Nov 18, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I think this is the best sauce I've ever made. It's amazing.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Nov 18, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I think next time I'll try it with rice.

By: Megan
Posted: Nov 17, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Not that filling with only 2 wings PP. May sub chicken breast next time.

By: Kate
Posted: Nov 16, 2021
Diet: Original
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Excellent and messy! Had to go to butcher to get 10 drumettes (2 lbs) for 4 people. Next time would get 12 drumettes. The stir fry used exactly one bag of veggies. Everyone loved it!

By: Diane
Posted: Nov 14, 2021
Diet: Original
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