Minimalist Chicken Wings with Maximum Flavor

Sometimes the shortest ingredient list yields a dish with irresistible flavor; it's all in how the ingredients are used. Such is the case with jacqueline f's Great-Aunt Lou's chicken wings, which are sauced with nothing more than soy sauce and vodka. "After two and a half hours of cooking, the liquid reduces down to a sticky salty glaze, and the wings are irresistible," she says. "The sauce is so syrupy that any paper napkin use will result in little white paper adhesions on your fingers."

To make them, preheat oven to 325°F, and place chicken wings in a large baking dish that just holds them (Pyrex works well). Combine 1/2 cup each soy sauce and vodka, and pour over the wings. Bake, turning every 30 minutes, until the liquid is reduced to a sticky glaze, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. "If there is a little bit of liquid left to spoon over rice, that's nice, too," says jacqueline f.

"Soy sauce, orange juice, chicken wings, similar result, nice sticky glaze on tender delicious wings," says bushwickgirl. "I marinate them first for a day or so. No crispy skin, but who cares, they're so good."

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