Cajun Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Cajun Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Ingredients

Serves: 25

  • 2 or 3 cupsflour (pancake mix works too)
  • 1 tablespoongarlic powder
  • 1 tablespoononion salt
  • 1 tablespoonblack pepper
  • 2eggs
  • 2 cupsmilk
  • 1serrano pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 teaspoonminced garlic
  • 1 tablespoonbutter
  • 1 tablespoonTabasco(R) hot sauce
  • 1/3 cupFranks(R) or Durkee(R) Cayenne Pepper sauce
  • 2 cupsYoshida Gourmet(R) sauce
  • honey to cut heat, to taste
  • 2 to 5 poundschicken wings
  • 4 to 6 cupscanola oil

Preparation method

Prep: 30 mins     | Cook: 1 hour 30 mins

  1. Dry mix: combine flour, garlic powder, onion salt, black pepper in a mixing bowl that has a lid. Shake to combine.
  2. Wet mix: combine milk and eggs in bowl. Beat with whisk for 1 minute.
  3. Cut off small skinny tips of chicken wings, then cut the joint between the upper wing and lower wing, making 2 pieces per wing.
  4. Pour oil into 10 quart pot or larger to allow displacement from chicken when placed in oil. Heat. Oil temperature should be 350 degrees F.
  5. Mix chicken with egg wash, then put in strainer to drain a little. Add to flour mixture. Add lid to bowl and shake/coat all chicken in flour.
  6. Add floured chicken parts to oil, about 10 pieces at a time. Cook until chicken is floating in oil and has a golden-brown colour to ensure each piece is cooked inside. Remove from oil and place on cookie sheet or equivalent with paper towel to drain.
  7. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and serrano pepper and cook until you can smell the pepper, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add cayenne, Tabasco and teriyaki sauce to mixture and simmer on low for 20 minutes or until hot. Use a utensil to dip in sauce to taste…should be sweeter on the pallet but just a hint of spice when you swallow (this is to allow children to enjoy too). If too spicy, add honey, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired heat is achieved. Use a bowl with lid to place the fried chicken and pour sauce over top about 10 minutes prior to serving. Place lid on bowl, seal and “swoosh” around until all pieces are coated then serve.

Alternate method

Is great as a light snack for a party, appetizer or even as a meal.

Other ideas

I keep the spice to a minimum so that young kids can enjoy the sweet teriyaki flavour and the spice doesn’t over power their mouth.

Alternate Flavours for Sauce

The basic sauce ingredients of butter, garlic, and serrano pepper can be used to make other flavours… Add 2 tablespoons FCOJ and Cayenne Pepper sauce. Or add cayenne pepper sauce and honey for another variation. I even experiment with other flavours such as Tang or Strawberry Puree’ just to see how that would taste.