I will be up front with you… I’m a sucker for chicken wings. They are probably one of my favorite finger foods, and as I do not make them on a regular basis, we do tend to go out for them at one of our local restaurants. I do this only to sample the variety of sauces and dry rubs that chicken wing places have to offer. As I have my ‘go to’ sauces, there is one that I really enjoy, and that is the red Thai curry sauce. It is always creamy, a bit salty, and has just the right amount of heat. With that said, I decided to make that sauce and bake up some wings for my son and I. Did I mention that my oldest is a chicken wing nut as well? He is, and as much as he does not venture out to try anything sauced, I figured that I would make him a batch of Slap Ya Mama dry rubbed wings, along with some of these awesome Thai curry chicken wings.
Let’s get started.
- 2 lbs chicken wings, drumette and wing separated
- 3 tbsp red curry paste
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 1 tbsp lemongrass, minced
- 1 kaffir lime leaf, minced
You have options here when cooking the wings. Fry or bake. I bake them, on lower heat, for about a good hour or so or until they are nice and crisp. You can cook them to your desired preference.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
To a large baking sheet, add the wings, and back until both sides are nice and golden crisp.
Before you remove the wings from the oven, make the sauce.
To a small sauce pan, on medium heat, add in the red Thai curry paste. Stir the paste for a few minutes, then pour in the milk. Stir, and mix the paste until you have a nice sauce and the coconut milk reduces, about 5 minutes.
Remove the wings from the oven, and place into a mixing bowl. Pour over the sauce, add in the kaffir leaf and lemongrass, and mix the wings so that everything gets nice and coated.
Plate and dig in.
The result is a really good chicken wing. Creamy, a bit spicy, and if you have never had red Thai curry paste, you must try it. We love this stuff and make chicken curry with this paste all of the time. The lemongrass and kaffir give it a nice boost as well. One of my favorites, but who am I kidding? I love pretty much any type of chicken wing. Hope you enjoy!