This is one of my favorite chicken dishes, because its simple, delicious and always a dinner party/graduation party/apartment warming crowd pleaser. 60% of the time, it works every time....
I only wish I could take credit for this recipe, but alas this is a creation of that display every tooth in her mouth while smiling heifer, Giada DeLaurentiis, way back during her not overly produced food TV/food porn days of Everyday Italian. [Don't get me wrong, I don't not like her...she just kinda annoys the shit out of me, but her food is so damn tasty that I watch her anyways...]
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium variety is best)
5 sprigs rosemary
5 garlic cloves, halved
10-12 chicken drumettes or wings (tips removed)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/4 chopped parsley [optional, I've never used it and nobody complained]
vinegar, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, rosemary, and garlic in a large freezer bag, until sugar and honey are dissolved. Add the chicken to the bag, and seal with as little air as possible. Refrigerate at least two hours [but a full day does the taste buds very good].
Preheat oven to 450
chicken in a baking dish until skin is caramelized or very dark in spots, about 30 minutes
bring marinade to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook over low heat until thick, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
sauce reduction over chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, serve and enjoy.
happy eatings :)