Sunkist Wings

Total Time:
Prep:
Level: Easy
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. chicken wings
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. Sunkist soda
  • 1/2 c. hot sauce, such as Cholula or Frank's
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine wings with orange juice, oil and chili powder and season with salt and pepper. Using tongs, toss to combine. Place onto a large baking sheet fitted with a cooling rack in a single layer. Roast 30-45 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the wings are golden and crisp.
  3. In a small sauce pan, combine soda, hot sauce, sugar, butter, garlic, orange zest and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and bring to a boil, whisking until all ingredients are fully combined. Bring to a simmer and let reduce by half, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  4. In a large clean bowl toss wings in sauce. Garnish with chives and serve.
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