Sticky chicken wings is one of my all time favourite quick and easy weekday meals. 30 minutes in a hot oven, while you prepare a healthy coleslaw of some sort and you’ll have yourself a ’30-minute meal’ ready in no time.
Here’s my recipe for Ginger Beer BBQ Sauce which is a perfect marinade for sticky chicken wings as well as pulled pork sarmies:
2 tsp (10ml) Olive oil
½ onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 Tbsp (45ml) fresh ginger, finely grated
¼ cup (60ml) brown sugar
¼ cup (60ml) orange juice
2 cups (500ml) Ginger beer
½ cup (125ml) tomato sauce/ketchup
Few drops of Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp (5ml) apple cider vinegar
Heat olive oil in a saucepan and gently sauté onions, garlic and ginger until translucent and fragrant.
Add brown sugar and allow to caramelise until golden brown and sticky.
Deglaze with the orange juice and then add the ginger beer and tomato sauce.
Allow to cook over a moderate heat and reduce for about 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened to the desired consistency.
Season with a few drops of Worcestershire sauce, a good grinding of black pepper and vinegar.
Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Serving Suggestion: Use as a glaze over chicken wings and roast in oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, golden brown and sticky.
Can also be used as a dipping sauce for chicken kebabs, or glaze over spareribs or pulled pork.
This recipe was especially developed for Crush Online Magazine
Recipe and food styling: Luisa Farelo Hayes
Photographer: Henk Hattingh
Food stylist assistant: Megan Daniels