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Test Kitchen Approved

Sweet Chile Saffron Wings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

0 Hours 10 Minutes

Cooking Time

1 Hours 30 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

These hard-to-resist, super crispy oven-baked wings are perfectly balanced with sweet, fiery, tangy, and rich buttery flavors.

Recipe Notes

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4 lbs. chicken wings

2 Tbsp. baking powder

1 Tbsp. Saffron Salt*

0.5 cups butter

0.5 cups maple syrup

0.25 cups lime juice

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Ground Ginger (Organically Sourced)

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Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Toss wings with baking powder and 1 Tbsp. Saffron Salt. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a baking rack on top of baking sheet. Cook wings for 30 min. Without removing wings from oven, increase to 425 degrees. Cook an additional 40 min. until chicken is light brown and crispy. Meanwhile, combine butter, red pepper, ginger, maple syrup, lime juice, pepper, and remaining 1 tsp. Saffron Salt in a small saucepan. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 3 to 4 min., stirring occasionally until sauce begins to thicken slightly. Toss wings with sauce and return to oven for 10 min. Toss wings with any remaining sauce and serve.