Monday, April 18, 2011

Cooking with an 8 year old - Chinese Chicken Wings

In honor of Little Sissy's 2nd birthday, Big Sissy decided to get busy in the kitchen and make a new appetizer for the festivities. We decided to turn to our new Quick & Easy family favorites Gooseberry Patch cookbook for Chinese Chicken Wings.

2-3 lbs. of chicken wings
1/2 c. soy sauce
1 c. pineapple juice
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
1t. ground ginger
1 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. pepper

To help Big Sissy out, I cut each chicken wing into 2 parts and we pre-measured all of the ingredients before we started filming.  She also divided the chicken wings between 2 bags as we doubled the recipe.

After being "assisted" by Little Sissy, Big Sissy added garlic salt not garlic sauce and added freshly cracked black pepper.

Then it was time to add the sauce to the wings.

After marinating for several hours or overnight, she arranged the wings in a single layer on an ungreased jelly-roll pan.  (I think we should have lined it with parchment paper as the pan was a bit sticky after baking.)  Bake at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.

Since we needed to keep the wings warm, we used the crock pot with one of those handy dandy liners to keep them warm for serving; however, they didn't stay in the crock pot for long as everyone was anxious to try them.  They were a big hit.

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  1. Big Sissy is such a doll! Loved watching her cooking show!I think I'll try this for Big D!

  2. So cute and the recipe looks yummy too!

  3. That looks so good! I'm showing this to my 8 year old to see if she might like to take a stab in the kitchen. Our 6 year old shows more interest, though you never know.....

  4. How adorable! This girls is going to have her own show someday!! Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday .

  5. Love the cooking show!! I also love that little sissy made an appearance!!

  6. As a long-time 4-H cooking leader and mom, I love watching kids in the kitchen. Good job, Big Sissy! (And good job, Mom, for encouraging her to cook!)


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