Friday, 17 August 2012

Honey soy chicken wings

In the quest to become a proficient house wife, without actually becoming  a wife, I dished up another warm evening meal for my family. Upon recently preparing my 2012 income tax return I was shocked to see that I OWE the Australian Taxation Office $75! Can you believe it? I try to be a good girl by and save money by placing half my wages into a a term deposit, only to realise I have to pay tax on the interest. Great. This tax encounter prompted me to prepare the above mentioned warm meal on a very tight budget. Honey soy chicken wings were born. At $2.50/kg, how can you not buy chicken wings?! The price is so close to $0 that purchasing them should assist you in saving for your tax bill.

This recipe is best prepared a day ahead, allowing time to marinade the chicken wings.This allows all the flavours to soak into the wings, ultimately increasing the happiness and taste level of your end experience.

Has anyone noticed that bok choy ends look like flowers?

Honey soy chicken wings
Inspired by Alan's chicken wing recipe 
This recipe serves 3
I did not measure my marinade portions, so make up your own mind as to how much you use. Be innovative.

What you need
  • 1kg chicken wings
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped (I used 2)
  • Slice of ginger, finely chopped (I used a 1/2 cm slice)
  • Sprinkle of chilli flakes
What you need to do
  1. Prepare the chicken wings: Cut the skin on each wing at the 'elbow'. Then using your hands, snap the wings into two, at the elbow. Use a knife if necessary but be careful. Use adult supervision!
  2. Place the wings into a large bowl or casserole dish.
  3. Prepare the marinade: Combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes in a small bowl.
  4. Pour the marinade over the chicken wings and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Place the chicken wings into the fridge overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a roasting tin with baking paper.
  7. Place the chicken wings, in one layer into the roasting tin.
  8. Pour half the marinade over the chicken.
  9. Cook the chicken wings, covered with foil for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and take the wings out of the oven. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken.
  11. Return the chicken to the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes. Cook for longer if you wish the wings to become crispier.
  12. Serve with green vegetables.

This is such a great recipe that I will be making wings again. With such simple ingredients, a taste explosion was somehow created. You can personalise the marinade making it spicier by adding more chilli, sweeter with more honey or whatever you wish. You could use mustard, jam...anything you can find in your cupboard/fridge:)

Have fun, play nice and see you again soon:)


  1. I love chicken wings! MmMmmmm serve this with a little chilli and raw shallot dipping sauce! OUT OF THIS WORLD!

  2. There's so much you have to be thankful for, Miss Kimbers! Imagine, even with limited budget, you were still able to prepare such sumptuous meal? Anyway, paying tax is part of being a responsible citizen. Just keep in mind that every cent you pay goes a long way for your country.

    -Cory Saba @