Have you ever met Lyle? He’s the most delectable golden syrup in all the land.
Lyle, please meet my friends. Friends, say hello to Lyle. He hails from he U.K. He is my luv-uh.
I often run to Lyle to fulfill the role of (my) honey in many recipes. He gets along quite well with cornbread.
Apparently, he also gets along well with chicken wings.
On the back of the Lyle’s Golden Syrup’s luscious body bottle, I found a recipe for Chinese Chicken Wings. Though there is nothing truly “Chinese” (in my very uneducated in the art of Asian cuisine opinion) about these chicken wings, they are quite tasty and even easier to make.
Here’s what you’ll need. I varied the recipe ever so slightly from the one on the bottle.
12 chicken wings
1 TB soy sauce
2 TB of Lyle’s Golden Syrup
2 TB Tomato paste
1 TB water
1 TB red wine vinegar
Wash and dry the chicken wings and place them in an ovenproof dish. Mix all the ingredients except the sesame seeds together, then pour over the chicken. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes (or until a meat thermometer reaches 175 degrees).
I think that chicken thighs could VERY easily be substituted for the wings in this recipe. I also think that the tomato paste could be omitted. You know, if you felt like it.
“Where would I find my very own Lyle!?” you ask. Well, I know that my beloved Meijer sells Lyle’s Golden Syrup on their International aisle. Sometimes I can find it at World Market or at high-end grocery stores like The Fresh Market. If all else fails you can also find Lyle on Amazon.com.
PS. I realize that I once proclaimed that I was unable to cook chicken, but with a meat thermometer, I can do most anything.
(Disclosure: I am related to someone who works for the company who makes Lyle’s Golden Syrup, however I would love Lyle NO MATTER WHAT and have received no direct compensation for this post.)