½cupFrozen Orange Juice Concentratethawed and undiluted
½cupOrange JuiceI used fresh squeezed
3clovesGarlicminced or finely chopped
Use a container or large Zip-loc bag and add the chicken wings.
Mix all the marinade ingredients and pour it over the chicken wings.
Store the wings in the refrigerator for several hours up to several days. If using a Zip-loc bag, turn the bag every so often that the chicken wings get well covered by the marinade.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and coat well with oil or non-stick spray.
Place the wings on the baking sheet making sure not to overcrowd them.
Reserve the marinade for now.
Bake the wings for 25-30 minutes, and then remove the pan from the oven. Flip the wings over and brush with a coat of the reserved marinade.
Throw out any remaining marinade.
Bake the wings for an additional 20 - 25 minutes until they are browned and cooked thoroughly. Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees F.
Carefully remove the chicken wings from the baking sheet (they are a little bit sticky) and serve. Enjoy!
Chicken Wings - I usually use 2 to 3 pounds of chicken wings. In the photo above we used just the drummettes since we were able to find some. I have also use the regular party wing packages available at the meat counter. If using frozen wings, thaw them in the marinade before cooking.
Orange Juice / Orange Juice Concentrate - Pictured above is orange juice concentrate. When I originally made this recipe, I used half orange juice concentrate and half fresh squeezed orange juice. This time, I used just the orange juice concentrate to see what it would be like. Both methods work, but I think I prefer the original way better. You can also use orange juice from the container if that is what you have available in your refrigerator.
Ginger - If you have minced ginger in the jar, it works just fine. However, nothing tops the flavor of fresh ginger, so if you can, use that.
Garlic - The same as for the ginger, fresh is best, but the already minced in the jar is fine.
Soy Sauce - Use your favorite type and brand.
Olive Oil - Olive oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil are all good options for this recipe.
Brown Sugar - This adds a touch of sweetness and helps make that slightly sticky, shiny glaze on the chicken wings.
Salt & Pepper - Just a little for that flavor base. I put suggested amounts in the recipe card, but you may need to adjust according to your taste on the cooked product.