Miso Tomato Caramel Glazed Crispy Baked Wings
This Miso Tomato Caramel Glaze has found a permanent place at my table. Amazing on chicken wings, it is also an incredible go-to sauce for lacquered ribs, roasted squash, sweet potatoes, or roasted chicken. The flavor hits all the notes that I care about: sweet, savory, funky, citrusy, crispy (not a flavor per se, but it should be). Aromatics of cinnamon and star anise plus the herby-bright finish of cilantro and lime give this quick-to-make sauce dimension and depth. Plus, featured here: a way to bake wings in the oven that genuinely tastes better than a fryer. Maybe I like finger food now?
For the wings
4 lbs. Chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats
2 Tbs. Baking powder
2 Tbs. Garlic powder
2 Tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tsp. Chili flakes (I like Burlap & Barrel’s Silk Chili Flakes which are botanically identical to Aleppo)
For the Miso Tomato Caramel Glaze
1 Tbs. Miso
2 Tbs. Rhea Tomato Caramel
2 Tbs. soy sauce
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. water
Juice of 1 lime
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise pod
Cilantro to serve
Lime slices to serve
- Preheat the oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
- Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings. Make sure they are quite dry as this will help them get extra crispy.
- In a bowl, combine the baking powder, garlic powder, Kosher salt, and chili flakes, mixing well.
- Coat the wings in the baking powder mixture, taking care to make sure they are evenly coated.
- Arrange on the wire rack, spacing them evenly and leaving space between each.
- Bake for 25-minutes. Flip each wing and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
- About 15 minutes before the wings are through baking, prepare the glaze by combining the miso, Tomato Caramel, soy sauce, brown sugar, water, cinnamon stick and star anise pod into a sauce pan. Cook on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved completely and the sauce begins to thicken. Whisk constantly to prevent the sugar from burning.
- Once the sauce has thickened (about 5 minutes), remove the pan from the heat and add the juice of 1 lime. Whisk to combine.
- Remove the wings from the wire rack and plate. Drizzle the glaze over the wings, top with cilantro, and serve immediately.