The classic buffalo wing is a tough thing to improve on. But if you're ok with stepping a little outside of the box, we've got a recipe for you. Whip up a batch of these sweet, spicy, all-around addicting wings – they pair especially well with Sunday night football – grab a few extra napkins, and settle in.
The glaze uses an Asian-inspired mix of miso (fermented soybeans with an ultra savory depth of flavor) and tamari (a slightly thicker kind of soy sauce), which get complemented by chili-spiked maple syrup. Granted, they do take a bit more effort than a delivery order, but the unique flavors here are well worth your time if you want to one-up your usual wing routine.
2 lb chicken wings, tips removed
2 tbsp Trees Knees Spicy Syrup
2 tbsp red miso paste
1 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 tsp kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk together the syrup, miso, and tamari. Set aside.
In another bowl, toss the wings with the oil and salt. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a baking rack on top.
Arrange the wings in an even layer on the rack and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the skin crisps and the juices run clear.
Transfer the wings to the bowl with the maple glaze and toss until thoroughly coated. Return the wings to the baking rack and bake for 10 minutes longer.
Take 'em out, let cool, and enjoy.
Serve with celery sticks, blue cheese dressing on the side, and a cold pale ale or pilsner.