Ohana’s Coriander Chicken Wings

I have a dilemma.  Our house set-up is not the most conducive for parties.  We don’t have a lot of seating.  The floor plan is very open, which is great for mingling, but bad for hearing.  We usually have a pool party, but it gets pretty hot  for people who hang by the pool but don’t actually jump in.  Despite these challenges, we always have Tyler’s birthday party at the house.  It usually works out, and everyone has a great time.

Here’s the dilemma:  I reeeeeeeeaaaally want to serve these wings at his upcoming party.  They fit the theme.  They’re so good, we plowed through a whole batch in about 10 minutes flat.  But, who wants to eat wings while standing (remember the lack of seating?) around with kids running around and trying to balance a plate and drink in one hand?  I’m may do it anyway, despite this challenge.  What do you think, should I serve them?  These wings are that  good.

slightly adapted from Ohana’s recipe, as seen on Vanilla Lemonade

Ohana’s Coriander Chicken Wings

Ohana’s Coriander Chicken Wings


1 Tbs kosher salt
1 Tbs paprika
1 Tbs sugar
¼ tsp ground pepper
¼ tsp turmeric
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp garlic powder
⅛ tsp cayenne
¼ c vegetable oil
4 lbs chicken wings (combination of flats and drums)
½ c honey
¼ c low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs cornstarch
½ Tbs chili powder
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
½ Tbs ground coriander
¼ tsp ground ginger
Sesame seeds


  1. For the wings: Preheat oven to 500°F. Line two baking sheets with foil.
  2. Combine all ingredients except for chicken in a large bowl. Add the wings and toss, making sure all wings are well coated.
  3. Divide the wings between the baking sheets and arrange in a single layer. Bake until the skin is browned, about 30-35 minutes. Rotate baking pans from top to bottom halfway through the cooking time.
  4. While the wings are baking, combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil until sauce reduces and thickens to a syrup consistency, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  5. When the wings are done baking, toss them in a large bowl with the sauce until evenly coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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