Go beyond Buffalo with chicken wings that have sweet heat from peri-peri sauce and apricot preserves. Serve with a cooling yogurt-cilantro dipping sauce. Photo credit: Maria Lichty from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange chicken wings in single layer on large foil-lined baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken wings are cooked through and crisp
Meanwhile, heat small skillet on medium heat. Add fennel seed; cook and stir about 1 minute or until fragrant. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Finely crush seeds using a rolling pin or a mortar and pestle. Reserve 1/2 teaspoon for the Dipping Sauce. Mix remaining fennel seed with apricot preserves, peri-peri sauce and melted butter in large bowl. Add cooked chicken wings; toss to coat well
For the Dipping Sauce, mix yogurt, cilantro, sea salt and reserved fennel seed in medium bowl until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve with chicken wings
Test Kitchen Tip: Peri-peri sauce is a fiery chile sauce with origins in Portugal and Africa. It is often used as a marinade for chicken or shrimp, or as a condiment. It can be purchased in gourmet markets or online specialty stores.