Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings
Indulge in the delightful flavors of Canada with these irresistibly delicious Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings. This recipe takes classic chicken wings to a whole new level by infusing them with a tantalizing blend of spices known as "KICKIN' CHICKEN RUB." This Canadian twist combines the natural sweetness of maple syrup with a touch of heat, resulting in a perfect balance of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
The magic begins with succulent chicken wings generously coated in the aromatic "KICKIN' CHICKEN RUB" seasoning. This special blend combines the rich flavors of sea salt, onion powder, paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, and a medley of spices. As the wings bake in the oven, they develop a beautiful golden brown crust that locks in the juicy tenderness within.
But the true star of this dish lies in the luscious maple glaze. A harmonious mixture of maple syrup, hot sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and melted butter comes together to create a sticky, glossy coating that blankets the wings in a sweet and spicy embrace. The maple syrup adds a distinct Canadian touch, while the hot sauce brings a fiery kick that will awaken your senses.
As the wings emerge from the oven, the glaze caramelizes slightly, forming a tantalizingly sticky exterior that perfectly complements the tender chicken. With each bite, you'll experience a delightful combination of flavors, from the initial burst of sweetness to the lingering warmth of the spices.
These Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings are not only a crowd-pleasing appetizer at gatherings and parties but also make a satisfying main course. Whether you enjoy them as a tantalizing snack or a centerpiece of your meal, these wings are sure to bring a touch of Canadian charm to your table.
Prepare to embark on a culinary journey with these Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings, where the robust "KICKIN' CHICKEN RUB" seasoning meets the comforting sweetness of maple syrup. Get ready to savor the perfect harmony of flavors that will make this dish an instant favorite among friends and family.
- 2 pounds (approx. 1 kg) chicken wings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons "KICKIN' CHICKEN RUB" seasoning
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust according to your spice preference)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Optional: Chopped fresh parsley or green onions for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken wings, olive oil, and "KICKIN' CHICKEN RUB" seasoning. Toss well to ensure the wings are evenly coated.
- Arrange the seasoned chicken wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the wings are golden brown and cooked through.
- While the wings are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, hot sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and melted butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens slightly and becomes glossy. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Once the wings are cooked, remove them from the oven and transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the maple glaze over the wings and toss them gently to coat them evenly.
- Place the glazed wings back onto the baking sheet and return them to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. This will allow the glaze to caramelize slightly and stick to the wings.
- Remove from the oven and let the wings cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or green onions for garnish, if desired.
- Serve the Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings as an appetizer or main dish. They pair well with a side of celery sticks and a dipping sauce of your choice.
Enjoy your delicious Canadian-style Spicy Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings with a kick of flavor from the "KICKIN' CHICKEN RUB" seasoning!