Before this past weekend I had never made wings before! Now I can say that I have made them and that they were yummy. Thanks totally to Giada de Laurentis.
I followed her recipe for Balsamic Chicken Drumettes. Here's what you do:
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey (I use local honey to help with warding off allergies...or so they say!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
5 sprigs rosemary
5 cloves garlic, halved
1/4 cup chopped parsley
sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
10-12 chicken drumettes
Combine all ingredients except parsley and sesame seeds in a resealable bag. Let the drumettes marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours (at least--I let mine sit for longer).
Take out of refrigerator and place on foil lined baking sheet. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 450 degrees.
In the mean time, take marinade left over and put in a pot. Bowl, then reduce to medium heat for about 15 minutes. This will thicken up and make a sauce to cover your wings.
Take wings out of oven, spread sauce on wings. Then sprinkle the wings with parsley and sesame seeds.
Don't even worry about a plate, just go ahead and eat them right there. They're GOOD!
Or, if you don't want to make them, you can just look at them below :)