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Chicken Wings with Rooibos Red Tea Honey Glaze

Chicken Wings with Rooibos Red Tea Honey Glaze
Chicken Wings with Rooibos Red Tea Honey Glaze

Make a sticky and delicious glaze for chicken wings with Roobios red tea and honey. 

The word rooibos comes from the Afrikaans language meaning red bush. The red bush in South Africa has herbal as well as culinary properties. This simple recipe makes a crisp tender chicken wings sing with a perfect sticky rooibos red tea honey glaze.

Chicken Marinade Ingredients

1/4 tablespoon white pepper

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

Chicken Wings Ingredients

3 pounds whole chicken wings, washed and patted dry

2 cups vegetable oil

½ cup all-purpose white flour

Rooibos Tea Glaze Ingredients

5 tea bags Rooibos tea

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup honey

Marinade Directions

In a medium bowl, combine ingredients for the marinade; whisk well to dissolve the sugar and salt.

Chicken Wings Directions

Toss the chicken wings in the marinade. Let rest for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight, in the refrigerator. When ready to cook chicken wings, in a large pot over medium heat, add enough oil to pan to fry the chicken. Drain the chicken wings from the marinade and coat in flour. Fry the wings in small batches over medium heat until cooked through. Allow wings to cool slightly on a wire rack. Right before serving, drizzle over the Rooibos tea glaze.

Rooibos Tea Glaze Directions

To make the tea glaze, in a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the tea bags. Steep tea for 30 minutes then discard tea bags. Add honey and bring mixture to a boil, heat until the tea mixture thickens. Allow to cool to room temperature. 

Honey and Rooibos Tea Glazed Chicken Wings

Honey and Rooibos Tea Glazed Chicken Wings

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.