Five-Spice Chicken Wings

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Five-spice powder is often used in Chinese-inspired dishes such as these tantalizing appetizer wings.

Five-spice Asian Chicken Wings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
32

Ingredients

  • 3 pound chicken wings (about 16)

  • 1 cup bottled plum sauce

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder

  • Thin orange wedges and pineapple slices (optional)

Directions

  1. If desired, use a sharp knife to carefully cut off tips of the wings; discard wing tips. In a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch shallow baking pan arrange wing pieces in a single layer. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Drain well.

  2. For sauce, in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine plum sauce, melted butter, and five-spice powder. Add wing pieces, stirring to coat with sauce.

  3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

  4. Serve immediately or keep covered on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. If desired, garnish with orange wedges and pineapple slices. Makes about 32 pieces.

Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings:

Prepare chicken as in Step 1. For sauce, in slow cooker combine 1-1/2 cups hot-style barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 to 2 teaspoons bottled hot pepper sauce. Add wing pieces, stirring to coat with sauce. Continue as in Step 3. Serve with bottled blue cheese or ranch salad dressing. Omit the fruit garnish.

Kentucky Chicken Wings:

Prepare chicken as in Step 1. For sauce, in slow cooker combine 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup whiskey, and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add wing pieces, stirring to coat with sauce. Continue as in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
6g Fat
3g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Protein 6g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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