Monday, January 13, 2014

RITZ Spicy Asian Wings

posted by Marion@Life Tastes Good on 2014-01-13
RITZ Spicy Asian Wings are delicious bites of sweet and spicy, crowd-pleasing chicken perfect for your Football Game Day party!

The RITZ cracker breading adds a tasty crisp coating of buttery rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the Asian inspired sauce.

RITZ Spicy Asian Wings are easy to make and ready to eat in about 30 minutes - doesn't get much better than that!

I created this recipe as part of the RITZ NY Blitz campaign! Some fellow food bloggers and I have teamed up with RITZ Crackers and allrecipes.com to bring you tasty Game Day Bites inspired by New York City! 

With the big game being hosted in New York, I was tasked with creating a delicious Football Game Day appetizer inspired by Manhattan's famous Chinatown. Chinatown is known for being a lively neighborhood full of good restaurants and food shopping! I had so many ideas, it was difficult to settle on just one recipe, but the Asian inspired sauce on these wings is deee-vine! At first taste I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Angels were singing!! It was a sign!! I just knew it was the right choice!



Ingredients
  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2-3 cups crushed RITZ Crackers
  • 32 ounces Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Serrano Chile Peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated Ginger
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons water, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3 serrano chile peppers (seeded and minced), and 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger. Tip: Freeze the ginger for easier grating. Bring this mixture to a gentle boil, stirring frequently. Continue cooking and stirring until reduced down by 1/2 - about 20 minutes. The flavors will intensify as the sauce thickens and becomes syrupy. Allow sauce to cool. This will yield about a cup of sauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Begin heating canola oil in a 2.5 quart saucepan to 375 degrees F. Be sure to use enough oil so your wings will be submerged. Rinse wings and pat dry. Crush 3 sleeves of RITZ crackers in a food processor to a fine crumb and put in a bowl for breading. Tip: I work with about 1 cup of crumbs at a time adding more as needed to keep the crumbs from getting soggy. Dip a chicken wing in the beaten egg and allow excess to drip off. Then coat chicken wing with RITZ cracker crumbs. Place chicken wing on a foil lined baking sheet and repeat until all chicken is coated.
  3. When the oil is heated to 375 degrees F, place 3-4 chicken wings in the oil and fry just until crispy. This will only take about 30 seconds if you oil is hot enough. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Continue to fry the chicken in this manner until all are crispy.
  4. Lightly spray 2 foil lined baking sheets with cooking spray. Lightly coat each wing with the prepared sauce and place on foil lined baking sheet in a single layer, trying not to crowd the chicken. Place baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until wings are cooked through to an internal temperature to 165 degrees F. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes. Serve with reserved sauce and enjoy!

Bring a taste of New York to your Game Day party with all of these delicious recipes created by very talented food bloggers:

By Debbie of Country Girl GourmetNew York City Lox and Schmear Bagel in a Bite 
By Doug of Behind the ShadesRITZ Steakhouse Bites
By Renee of Renee's Kitchen AdventuresRITZ Cuban Minis
By Lillian of My Recipe JourneyRITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites
By Shelby of Grumpy's Honey BunchRITZ New York Style Mini Crumb Cheesecakes
By Michele of Flavor MosaicRITZ Fried Ravioli
By Melissa of The 7Up ExperienceRITZ Hazelnut Gelato Sandwich



NOTE: I participated in this campaign on behalf of RITZ Crackers. I received a sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional apron as a thank-you for participating.

9 comments:

  1. Pinned for later these look amazing! Dropping in from DBB Happy Monday! Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and pinning, Theresa!! Have a great week!

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  2. These wings sound so delicious! A must try!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you like 'em! Have a great week! ~Marion

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  3. Great idea to use ritz crackers for the wings! I bet they are yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Shannah! The crackers did add a nice flavor! Happy Saturday! ~Marion

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  4. Made these tonight with a few changes according to what I had on hand and let me say...absolutely amazing recipe!! the sauce is to die for!

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  5. I forgot to come back here and review your recipe...lol! I made these and LOVED them! I used chicken cutlets, cut into thin strips, instead of the wings. And I used garlic instead of ginger. These were so very good! I agree with Renee above...the sauce is to die for! =D

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  6. These look awesome! I will be making these in the future! Thanks for sharing!

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