Five-spice powder is a popular Chinese spice blend that adds an aromatic, spicy and slightly sweet flavour to these deliciously sticky Ontario chicken wings.
2 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce
2 tbsp (25 mL) hoisin sauce
2 tbsp (25 mL) rice vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) five-spice powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh gingerroot
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 lbs (1.25 kg) Ontario chicken wings, separated and tips removed
2 tbsp (25 mL) honey
Mix together soy sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, five-spice powder, sesame oil, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic; add wings. Marinate, refrigerated for 2 hours and up to 1 day.
Grill wings, covered, on a greased grill over medium heat, turning occasionally until no longer pink inside, about 20 minutes. Brush with honey and grill until golden and caramelized, about 3 minutes.
Makes about 30 wings.
Per serving (about 5 wings): about 490 cal, 35 g pro, 32 g total fat (8 g sat fat), 10 g carb, 0g fibre, 140 mg chol, 630 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 15%, calcium 2%, vit A 6%, vit C 0%