Mahogany Wings

A red bowl filled with mahogany wings that are sprinkled with sliced scallions.

Of course, not all wings need to be of the “Buffalo” or “atomic” variety. These classic mahogany wings are delicious and easy to prepare. In this recipe, you’ll make a simple 24-hour marinade using plum sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and the garlic mixture also known as Peking sauce. These sweet and spicy wings are the perfect accompaniment to a Thai salad or bowl of miso soup.–Christopher B. O’Hara

Mahogany Wings

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  • 20 M
  • 3 H
  • Serves 6
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In a large bowl, combine the plum sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sherry, honey, scallions, and garlic. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture for basting in a separate small bowl.

Add the chicken wings to the large bowl, stir to coat, and place, covered, in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight.

Place the wings in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Place them in a preheated 350° F (175°C) oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until crisp and brown. Baste every 10 minutes during cooking, and about 5 minutes before removing the wings from the oven.

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Recipe Testers Reviews

The long marinating is pointless. Even overnight, the sauce doesn’t penetrate the chicken wings; it just sits on the skin making them wet, which causes them to steam when first put into the oven. That said, this is a very tasty glaze that couldn’t be simpler to put together. I’d skip the marinating step next time, roast the wings for about 15 minutes so they get crisp, then start basting them.

Remember this recipe when you need a simple-to-make, economical, and complex-tasting chicken wing dish that will please everyone from kids to adults. The marinade goes together quickly and makes a generous amount. Once made, chicken wings mingle with the sauce for up to 24 hours, then they are baked. That’s it! It’s sure to be something I will make over and over again.The small wing pieces are just right for the little fingers of grandchildren. Try it when you want to serve great finger food and also enjoy your own party.


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  1. I agree with Cindi, I didn’t have the time to marinate overnight so I skipped that all together. Had to make a couple of adjustments. Didn’t have plum sauce but apparently duck sauce is the same thing and I had tons of little packs from Chinese takeout. I added some Sriracha sauce because we love things spicy. I also substituted 1 tbsp grated ginger for garlic. Even though I did it as quickly as possible, my family loved the flavor. It’s a keeper and good alternative to the same old wings. Thanks so much.

    1. I’m going to try this for New Year’s Eve with the sriracha and ginger added to the recipe. I just called The House of Rice store next to the bar I work at and they have the Plum sauce so I’m already excited and I haven’t even tried it yet. Thx for the ideas.

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