1/2teaspoonorange zestI used fresh but dried can also work
1/2teaspoonred pepper flakesor to taste
1/8teaspoongingerground (you could always use fresh)
1/8teaspoonxanthan gumadded at the end (optional if it needs thickening)
1teaspoontoasted sesame oiladded at the end
1green onion chopped
Break down the wings into drumettes and flats; reserve the tips to make stock. (I keep a bag in the freezer!) Dry well with paper towel and coat with baking powder and salt mixture.
Arrange on a rack, leaving space around the wings. Place in fridge, uncovered for 8-24 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and remove wings from the fridge. Be sure to allow the oven to fully preheat. TIP: Air circulation helps with the crispiness so a rack really helps! The fat will render so place the rack over a rimmed baking dish. Add a silicone mat or foil for easier clean up.
Check for doneness at 20 minutes. Wings should be browned and crispy!
As wings bake, make your sauce. Combine all ingredients minus the xanthan gum and toasted sesame oil to a nonstick frying pan. Sauce will reduce and become nice a fragrant!
Just as the wings are getting done, (if needed) add the xanthan gum to help thicken the sauce and the toasted sesame oil (it prefers not to be cooked!).
When the wings are done, use tongs to remove them from the rack and dump them directly into the sauce. Give them a good stir to coat them on all sides.
Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!
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