Slow Cooker Asian Style Wings with ginger, soy sauce, and Sriracha are a fantastic appetizer for any occasion from football party to apres ski.
Ready for the next installment of Progressive Eats? I sure am! It's time again for our group to put on its monthly virtual dinner with everything from soup to dessert. Modeled after the ever popular progressive dinner, we each choose a course based around a theme and present the complete menu on the last Tuesday of the month.
This month’s theme is Weekend Ski Party and is hosted by Susan Pridmore who blogs at The Wimpy Vegetarian. As I was considering what to make for our ski party, I realized that I had never actually been skiing much less to a ski party. What in the world would I serve? Hmm.
What Would You Serve for a Ski Party?
In chatting with Barb, the founder of Progressive Eats, about my dilemma, she suggested that I imagine a heavy snow in Georgia and what I would feed family and friends after a day playing in the the cold and snow. Easy, I said! Chili and chicken wings. Yeah, I'm so sophisticated.
Anyway, I also thought that if the family were all outside playing, I'd want to be out there with them and not in the kitchen. And the best kitchen helper for that situation is a trusty slow cooker, right?
Since I already have a great Baked Buffalo Wings recipe on the blog, I thought I'd take these in a little different direction and give them an Asian flair. Soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, ginger...yum.
All you do is broil the wings for a few minutes, mix up the sauce, and dump it all in the slow cooker. Easy, easy. Broiling of the wings, by the way, helps the skin keep a nice texture during the long, slow cooking.
I think I'd enjoy these Slow Cooker Asian Style Wings at the end of a long day in the snow, wouldn't you?
How to Make Slow Cooker Asian Style Wings
Preheat the broiler on its highest setting.
Arrange the wing pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil on the top oven rack for 10 minutes. Turn wings over and broil for an additional 10 minutes on the second side.
While wings are broiling, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except garnish. Stir until well combined.
Place the wing pieces in a slow cooker and pour over the sauce. Cook for 4-5 hours on low heat. Gently stir occasionally to distribute the sauce throughout the wings.
Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
More Great Appetizers on Never Enough Thyme:
- Sausage Balls with Two Dipping Sauces
- Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
- Meatballs with Dijon-Whiskey Sauce
- Turnip Green Dip
- Hot Baked Crab Dip
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Slow Cooker Asian Style Wings
- 36 chicken wing pieces
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 green onions white and green parts, thinly sliced
- 1 tblsp. honey
- 1 tblsp. hot chili sauce such as Sriracha
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. canola oil
- Garnish: sesame seeds and sliced green onions
- Preheat the broiler on its highest setting. Arrange the wing pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil on the top oven rack for 10 minutes. Turn wings over and broil for an additional 10 minutes on the second side.
- While wings are broiling, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except garnish. Stir until well combined.
- Place the wing pieces in a slow cooker and pour over the sauce. Cook for 4-5 hours on low heat. Gently stir occasionally to distribute the sauce throughout the wings.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
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Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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