Crispy Baked Blackberry-Glazed Wings
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A summery take on everyone's favorite finger food, baked until super crispy and glazed with a sweet and savory blackberry sauce.
Serves: Serves 6-8 as an appetizer
For the Wings:
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
For the Blackberry Glaze:
  • 6 ounces (1 cup) fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup light beer or white wine (whatever you're drinking)
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated on a microplane or finely minced
  • ¼ onion, grated on a microplane or finely minced
  • 1 1-inch knob of ginger, grated on a microplane or finely minced
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Toss your wings in your baking powder and spice mixture, then place on a cooling rack fitted inside of a baking sheet (depending on the size of your wings, you may need two baking sheets). Bake the wings for 20 minutes on one side, then flip them and bake them for another 20 minutes on the other side.
  2. While your wings bake, in a medium sauce pot, combine all of your glaze ingredients. Stir to combine, bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or so, until slightly thickened and reduced. Use a wooden spoon to smash some of the blackberries while they cook to get all of the good juices out. When reduced. remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. When your wings are ready, remove them from the oven, flip them one last time, and brush them with your glaze. Return to the oven for an additional 5-8 minutes, baking until slightly caramelized. Remove and toss with more glaze, if you like, and serve hot.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at