Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

I can’t believe I have not written a blog post since Thanksgiving! Sincere apologies! I met a woman this weekend who politely inquired as to why I had been a total recipe slacker… Hmmm – so I do have readers after all. 🙂

I must confess that I have been trying to launch a new website on WordPress. Pray for me, people. This process was started over a year ago… it’s a long story. Suffice it to say, there were a lot of lessons learned. Sadly, one of them was that supporting local business just because it’s a local business isn’t always the best choice.

Alas, my own local endeavors continue to grow even if this cooking blog is a little lackluster lately. My dining room farmers market is up and running in the new year and I have even more amazing options for local, good-for-you meats and produce. As my front hall fills with cartons of eggs, bushels of apples, and coolers of amazing meats every other Tuesday, I am grateful to be surrounded by friends and neighbors who support local farmers with their dollars and appreciate the value of knowing where their food is from and how it’s grown or what it’s fed. It’s such a powerful experience and I love sharing it with others.

Love our local winter veggies …

One of my new favorite local food finds has been chicken wings. Yup, chicken wings. I have been getting my chicken wings from a new farmer just over the border in South Carolina – Sylvan Farm – check them out on Facebook and see some cute photos of their pastured porkers and beautiful hens.

I generally bake my wings for a lonnnggg time so they are nice and crispy but this week there was no time for that. I needed a slow cooker meal but I was really craving chicken wings. Necessity is the mother of invention.

I had great success a few weeks ago making balsamic glazed chicken thighs in my slow cooker so I decided to try my luck with chicken wings. I couldn’t have imagined a better outcome. The wings were perfectly cooked and had so much flavor. Sweet, but not too sweet. A little bit messy, just like all good chicken wings are.

4 hours, 4 ingredients (almost). You can’t beat it…

Enjoy!

For the new year, I hope one of your resolutions is to buy more local food! (And maybe eat more chicken wings…)

 

 

Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken Wings in a slow cooker ... so easy!
Course Slow Cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs of chicken wings , trimmed (or buy drumettes already prepared)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce) with the sesame oil, honey and water.
  2. Layer the chicken wings in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Pour the soy and honey sauce evenly over the chicken wings and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Cook on high for four hours.
  5. Two to three times during cooking (no more than that!) - gently ladle some of the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker over the top of the chicken wings to redistribute the glaze and give the wings a nice coating.

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