Trisha Yearwood ‘Loves’ Flavor-Packed Baked Sweet Chile Garlic Wings

Trisha Yearwood is a massive fan of chicken wings. She had made them many times on her Food Network show Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Most times, wings are fried before being tossed into a yummy sauce. Yearwood’s Sweet Chile Garlic Wings are even more beloved by the country superstar because they are baked before being coated. These wings have a less greasy flavor than their fried counterparts. Subsequently, you can enjoy them even more because they are healthier!

Trisha Yearwood poses on the set of her Food Network Show "Trisha's Southern Kitchen."
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Trisha Yearwood’s Sweet Chile Garlic Wings pack a flavor punch

While Trisha Yearwood’s Sweet Chile Garlic Wings come out tender, moist and delicious with a crunchy exterior, it’s the sweet addition to the sauce that sends this recipe over the edge.

The sauce includes apricot jam, butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, sugar, soy sauce, and siracha, giving it a blend of sweetness and heat that is pleasing to the palate. The coating for most wings is straight hot sauce.

When making this for her friends during the episode “Trisha’s Slumber Party,” the country superstar called the finished dish “yummy.

How to make Trisha’s delicious game-day favorite

Making Yearwood’s Sweet Chile Garlic wings could not be easier.

First, prepare the chicken. Rinse and clean chicken wings.

First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Then use two large baking pans and line with parchment paper, so the wings do not stick to the pans.

The next step is simple enough. Divide the wings between the pans so they have enough room to cook evenly.

Sprinkle both sides of the meat with salt and pepper.

Roast in the oven for around 45 minutes or until cooked through and the skin is crispy.

While the chicken roasts, make the sauce.

Place a small saucepan atop the stove. Add the butter to melt. Keep the fat on a low flame and observe, so it does not burn.

Once the butter melts, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Toast the flakes and brown the garlic. Then, add the jam, sugar, soy sauce, and siracha. Simmer for several minutes to combine then, add the sauce to a bowl large enough to cat the wings in.

When the wings are cooked toss them in the sauce to coat well.

Add chopped scallions to the top for color and a layer of mild onion flavor.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen airs Saturdays at noon EST on the Food Network.

The full recipe and video for Trisha Yearwood’s Sweet Chile Garlic Wings are available on the Food Network website.

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