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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
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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