Easy spicy adobo chicken wings prepared in one skillet. No deep frying or excess oil.
3poundschicken wingsif frozen,defrost a couple days ahead in the refrigerator
1 ½teaspoonfresh cracked pepper
1 1/2teaspoonschile ancho powder
1teaspoonchile de arbolcayenne or chipotle powder
1teaspooncrushed chile piquin or red pepper flakes
1red fresnos chilesliced thin
1/3cupmaggi sauce or soy sauce
3-4tablespoonsagave nectar or honey
1/2cuppreviously made adobo saucesee link below
thinly sliced chile peppers
Pat wings to remove excess moisture with a couple of paper towels. Season with salt, pepper and chile powders on both sides. In a large skillet, preheat 4 tablespoons of olive oil to medium/high heat for 3 minutes. Sear and brown the chicken wings on both sides, turning and rotating the wings in the pan as needed. This takes about 20 minutes.
Reduce heat slightly and add the garlic, chile piquin and fresh chile pepper slices. Stir fry for 1 minute. Quickly add in the maggi sauce, vinegar, agave and ancho sauce. Stir well to combine and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
Cover the skillet after 10 minutes and cook for another 10 minutes. Again, uncover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce reduces and thickens. Place wings under preheated broiler on high for 2-3 minutes. Before serving, garnish with fresh lime juice, cilantro and sliced chile peppers.