September in the Kitchen – 3 Ingredient Drumettes and a Concert

Chicken wings, who can resist them? Sticky, brown, crispy on the edges and tender in the middle…yum! The only way to eat them is with your hands. They are perfect picnic food if you bring along plenty of napkins and wet wipes.

This is a delicious sauce for wings. It uses only three ingredients and all of them are already commercially prepared. Quick and easy are the two words that come to mind. I usually cook from scratch, but I needed to make these in the morning before work for the picnic that evening. We were attending a concert by Mark Knopfler with a group of friends at the Greek Theater on the UC Berkeley campus. It was grass seating for us so we could spread out blankets and enjoy a shared feast. The weather was perfect, warm but not too hot, cooling as the evening progressed.

Greek Theater on the UC Berkeley Campus

Greek Theater on the UC Berkeley Campus

Picnic Wings

Picnic Wings

3 Ingredients

3 Ingredients

3 Ingredient Chicken Drumettes

  • 4 oz or about 1/2 cup of Sweet Soy Glaze or Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of hot chili paste
  • 2 dozen chicken drumettes
  1. Mix the soy glaze, vinegar and chili paste in a large bowl.
  2. Wipe the chicken dry with paper towels and add to the sauce in the bowl, mix to coat with the sauce.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.
  4. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. Spread the wings out on a parchment paper or aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Retain any sauce in the bowl.
  6. Bake 20 minutes.

    Half way done, turn and baste

    Half way done, turn and baste

  7. Remove from the oven, turn and baste with any remaining sauce. Discard any sauce left in the bowl.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and increase your temperature to 450 degrees F.
  10. Put back in the oven on an upper shelf and bake for another 10 minutes until brown and crisp. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.

    3 Ingredient Picnic Wings

    3 Ingredient Picnic Wings

  11. Cool before packaging for a picnic and refrigerating.

As the night darkened, the moon came out. You can see the moon and Campanile in the background, then the lights of San Francisco in the distance.

Greek Theater on warm summer night

Greek Theater on warm summer night

Mark Knopfler concert

Mark Knopfler concert

It was a wonderful evening with good friends and good food!

I will be making these again to share at Fiesta Friday #87. Please join the fun at Angie’s The Novice Gardener.

Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

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