As David Letterman said to me on my show, “Why did the chicken cross the road? Because on the other side of the road they weren’t listening to your show!”

I make these wings the long way, which is to marinate the chicken for 3-4 hours. I then pre-cook the chicken for 2 hours in a 225 degree oven. After cooking in the oven, I finish them off on the grill. If you have time to do it the long way, it’s worth it, but I added a quicker method for those of you with time restraints. Regardless, the chicken should marinate for 3-4 hours. I like this appetizer and think you will too!

You'll need:

24 chicken wings
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

How to put it together:

In a mixing bowl (non-metal) add all the above ingredients except the chicken. Blend all the spices and ingredients. Transfer the chicken with the marinade into zip lock storage bags and marinate for 3 – 4 hours. Once chicken is marinated you can take the long way to cook the chicken or the short cut.

First the long way: Pre-heat oven to 225 degrees. On an aluminum foiled-lined baking sheet with rack (add Pam or other non-stick spray to rack) place chicken on rack and cook in oven for 2 hours. Pre-heat grill to high. Once chicken has cooked place on grill for 4 minutes per side until skin is crisp. Be careful not to burn. Serve immediately.

Short way: On an aluminum foiled baking sheet with rack (add Pam or other non-stick spray to rack) place chicken on rack and cook in oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Once chicken has cooked place on grill for 4 minutes per side until skin is crisp. Be careful not to burn. Serve immediately.