Sriracha is a Thai style hot sauce, also known as “rooster sauce” because of the rooster on the front of the bottle. It’s made from sun-ripened chili peppers, sugar, garlic, vinegar, and salt. The familiar reddish orange bottle with the distinctive bright green bottle cap graces many culinary cabinets from chefs to the everyday home cook. It’s one of my favorite sauces to add to almost every meal, from scrambled eggs to sandwiches and popcorn.
For these wings, I added a generous 1/2 cup of Sriracha to the marinade for a good amount of heat. After marrying with the other ingredients and caramelizing after cooking, it turned out to mellow the heat a bit. However, if you’re not one for a lot of heat, feel free to reduce the amount in the recipe or omit it and serve the Sriracha on the table as a dipping sauce.
Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Hot Wings
- 4 pounds chicken wing drummettes
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup Sriracha Thai hot sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup Sweet Orange Marmalade (used: Smucker’s)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled & minced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, zest and juice
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- Place drummettes in a gallon size Ziploc bag. In a medium bowl whisk together all marinade ingredients. Pour over drummettes in bag. Press out most of the air and seal bag. Carefully toss drummettes with sauce in bag and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a 9X13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Pour chicken and all of marinade into baking dish and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring half-way through.
- *This can also be done on the grill or smoker. Keep an eye on it and watch for flare ups.
Here’s some other uses for Sriracha, from Nermo:
- Whisk into mayo for a powerful sandwich spread on roast beef, pork or poultry.
- Combine with ketchup and dip your tater tots.
- Drizzle over a slice of pizza to spice it up.
- Hot Salt (great on the rim of a margarita or on edamame): 1 T. Sriracha mixed with 1/4 c. kosher salt, dried.
- Add to raw ground meat when making burgers or sausage.
- Mix into melted butter and pour over popcorn.
- Make cocktail sauce (essentially Bloody Mary paste, but so good): 1-2 parts Sriracha, 5 parts ketchup, 1 part horseradish, celery salt, pepper and lemon juice
- Spice a Bloody Mary.
- Blend into cream cheese on a bagel.
- Chili-fy sloppy Joes.
- Heat up hummus or other Mediteraenean food (falafel, gyro, kebab, dolmas, tzatziki, etc.)
- Make meaner meatloaf by adding a couple tablespoons to the mix.
- Make Thai peanut sauce.
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