Jeff Mauro makes his Crispy Oven-Fried M-80 Chicken Wings, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 31
Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Crispy Oven-Fried M-80 Chicken Wings

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 9 hr 5 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings



M-80 Wing Sauce:


  1. For the chicken: Put the chicken in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the baking powder and salt over the wings and toss until the wings are coated.
  2. Fit a sheet pan with a wire rack and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the wings in a single layer on the rack. Leave uncovered in the fridge overnight. (This ensures super crispy skin.)
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. Set a rack in a lower-middle position in the oven. Bake the wings until golden brown and crispy, rotating halfway through cooking, 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. For the sauce: In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, sambal, soy sauce, vinegar and butter. Stir in the giardiniera. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  6. Toss the hot wings with the M-80 Sauce until evenly coated. Spread out on a long dish, so there is not a lot of overlap. Top with the poppy seeds!