Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Wings

April 28, 2020
Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

Hey, y’all!

As we are all home more in the midst of social-distancing, I know that we are looking for recipes that are quick, easy, and filling for our families. In this very strange, unfamiliar time, I am finding myself longing for the familiar. The comfortable. The beloved. And that to me – and to many Kentuckians – is Ale-8-One.

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

I love cooking with Ale-8-One because it adds the perfect ginger flavor profile to a plethora of dishes; in using it, I am uplifting a Kentucky tradition and supporting a family-owned business in the meantime. Sounds like a win-win in my book, y’all.

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

A couple months ago, I did a TV segment on Great Day Live demonstrating how to make these Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Wings; I realized a few weeks ago that I never showed y’all how to make them here on the blog. So, here y’all go!

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

However, here’s an added bonus: in the spirit of pivoting, I also recorded a YouTube video of myself preparing the wings in my kitchen. I’d love to know what y’all think — video is new for me, but I’d love to continue making cooking videos if y’all would like to watch!

 

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Wings

Ingredients (Wings):

18 Chicken Wings

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kosher Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Ingredients (Glaze):

3/4 c. Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce

1/3 c. Ale-8-One

1/4 c. Honey

4 tbsp. Brown Sugar

2 tbsp. Lemon Juice

1.25 tbsp. Corn Starch

1 tbsp. Sesame Oil

2 tsp. Hoisin

2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a bowl, coat chicken wings with EVOO and liberally season with salt and pepper.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; place chicken wings on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. While the chicken wings are baking, combine soy sauce, Ale-8-One, honey, brown sugar, lemon juice, sesame oil, hoisin, and garlic powder in a saucepan. Over low-medium heat, whisk until all ingredients are uniformly combined.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the corn starch with equal parts water. After combined, add to the saucepan and whisk. This will serve as a thickening agent for the glaze. I often turn my heat to medium for this.
  6. Remove chicken wings from the oven. If there is excess oil on the aluminum foil, remove wings from previous foil and replace with a new sheet.
  7. Liberally coat each wing with the Ale-8-One glaze.
  8. Return wings to oven and allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Easy and so, so delicious, y’all. You’ll love the pairing of the ginger from the Ale-8-One with the Asian flavors! The best part? This glaze can be repurposed on a multitude of proteins, not just chicken wings. I also like to make a little extra and serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. Now that’s decadent!

Ale-8-One Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food and Lifestyle Blog

While we are creating new norms at this time, I’m thankful for tried-and-true, steadfast traditions. One of mine just so happens to be in the form of a soda in a green bottle, which has been in production in Winchester (Clark County) since 1926.

I’m proud to be a Kentuckian – today and each day.

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling (Post-quarantine – please practice social distancing), Happy Living.

Y’all come back now ya hear?

My best,

JC

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FTC: This post was kindly sponsored by Ale-8-One; all opinions expressed, however, are my own.

 

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