BBQ Hoisin Breaded Wings with Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Chef Joshua Ingraham, CEC, PCII, CDM, Culinary and Wellness Director, Aramark.

Published by Flavor & The Menu

Plenty of napkins for sticky fingers are needed for our BBQ Hoisin Breaded Wings with Pickled Watermelon recipe. Tyson® Wing Stingers® Breaded Chicken Wings are tossed in a sweet hoisin sauce with fresh garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and then delightfully caramelized under high heat. The pickled watermelon adds a lighter bite as a great palate cleanser.



4 CupsHoisin Sauce
2 CupsLow Sodium Teriyaki Sauce
16 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 Oz.Fresh Ginger, grated
4 Oz.Chili Crisp Oil
24 lb.Tyson® Wing Stingers® Fully Cooked Breaded Bone-In Chicken Wing Sections, Medium
To TasteSesame Seeds
To TasteRed Pepper Flakes
Sub Recipe

Pickled Watermelon

6 CupsApple Cider Vinegar
1 CupGranulated Sugar
3 Oz.Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Oz.Fresh Thyme
48 Oz.Watermelon

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F.

Step 2: Combine the hoisin sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic, fresh ginger and chili crisp oil in a bowl.

Step 3: Toss the Tyson® Wing Stingers® Breaded Chicken Wings into the sauce and place in the oven. Reserve sauce.

Step 4: In 10-minute intervals, baste the wings with the reserved sauce until a thick lacquer has been layered onto the wings. This will allow it to coat and caramelize under the high heat to become crispy.

Chef’s Notes:

The watermelon is a fresh replacement to help balance the intense flavor with something a little acidic to cleanse the palate between wings. I usually add a little bit of ice and place in a refrigerator to cool down the mixture.

Sub Recipe Directions

Pickled Watermelon

Step 1: Combine the apple cider vinegar, sugar and lemon juice into a sauce and bring to a boil.

Step 2: Then pour over your cut watermelon and add the fresh thyme.

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