Black Pepper Garlic Chicken Wings
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Black Pepper Garlic Chicken Wings

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
An easy recipe for baked garlic chicken wings made with a fast black pepper and honey marinade. These have so much flavor and are so simple to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar — plus 1 teaspoon, light or dark
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 6 garlic cloves — minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper — plus 1 teaspoon
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • Chopped green onions — for garnish
  • Prepared Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip — for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl or large measuring cup, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the wings: Start by cutting off the wing tip by wiggling your knife edge at the joint “soft spot.” It should separate fairly easily, but if not, put the blade in place, then carefully but firmly hit the top of your knife to apply extra pressure. Repeat at the other wing joint, cutting through the skin to separate the small drumstick from the flat portion of the wing. This joint will require more pressure than the first—again, feel for the “soft spot.” Place the wings in a zip-top bag, then pour the marinade into the bag and seal it tightly, removing as much air as possible. Squish the marinade around the wings so that all sides are coated. Place the bag in a baking dish, then let wings marinate in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours, turning the wings periodically to redistribute the marinade and keep the chicken evenly coated.
  3. To bake: Place rack in center of the oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top. Lightly coat the rack with cooking spray, then arrange the wings on the rack in a single layer. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes, until the skin is crispy and dark brown. The skin  will start to shrink away from the ends of the bones, and the wing juices will run clear when pieced with a fork. Sprinkle wings with chopped green onions and serve with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Pepper Garlic Chicken Wings, Healthy Baked Chicken Recipe

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