These succulent, spicy, no-fry chicken wings are first marinated in Rendang Curry then tossed in a tangy syrup infused with lemongrass and kaffir lime, offering a welcome Southeast Asian twist to traditional hot wings.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat wings with 1/2 cup of the Rendang Curry in large bowl. Cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight for extra flavor.
Arrange chicken wings in single layer on foil-lined large shallow baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through, turning halfway through cooking.
Meanwhile, bring water, sugar, lime leaves, 2 of the thinly sliced chilies, lemongrass and remaining 1 tablespoon Rendang Curry to boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Remove lime leaves and lemongrass. Stir in lime juice.
Place wings in large bowl with the lemongrass lime syrup; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with remaining 1 thinly sliced chile and peanuts. Serve immediately with cucumber spears.
Test Kitchen Tips:
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• Rendang curry is a rich, fragrant blend of aromatic ingredients including chilies, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, ginger, tamarind, coriander and turmeric, used to make the popular Southeast Asian curry, Rendang Beef.
• Kaffir lime leaves are the highly perfumed leaves of a Southeast Asian citrus fruit. They provide a fragrant, citrus flavor to rice, soups, stews, stir-fries and curry dishes. The leaves can be purchased fresh, dried or frozen in Asian markets or online specialty stores.
• Thai bird’s eye chilies are small hot chilies commonly found in Southeast Asia. If unavailable, substitute with chilies de arból or fresh cayenne peppers.