Baked Garlic Balsamic Wings with Spicy Avocado Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

These chicken wings are baked until super crispy and then tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic-honey glaze along with whole cloves of roasted[ garlic. Served them with a cool avocado-yogurt sauce for dipping.]

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Wings:
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for oiling the baking sheets
  • 4 pounds split chicken wings, wing tips removed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Lime wedges, for serving
Directions
  • For the dipping sauce: Combine the yogurt, lime juice, avocado, jalapeno, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons water in a blender and puree until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • For the wings: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle the garlic heads with 1 tablespoon of the oil and wrap in foil. Bake until golden and soft, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • After about a 30 minutes, generously oil 2 rimmed baking sheets. Toss the wings with 2 teaspoons salt and a few grinds of pepper and divide them between the two baking sheets, spreading them in a single layer. Bake until very crispy, about 55 minutes.

  • Squeeze the baked garlic from the heads into a large bowl. Combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, red pepper flakes, 1/3 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer briskly until the liquid becomes syrupy and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Whisk into the bowl with the garlic.

  • Transfer the baked wings to the bowl with the glaze and toss to combine. Serve with the dipping sauce and lime wedges.

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