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Mojito Chicken Wings With Wasabi Mint Cream Sauce & Free Tickets to the Cook-Off



If you are a regular reader of my blog, you might have taken one look at this title and wondered if I had flashbacks to the Moroccan Mint Experience. The answer, of course, is yes.

And I’m going to bet that my sister who accompanied me on the guided tour of Middle Atlas headed by a man who was surely a Moroccan drug dealer, had a similar flashback, and possibly a shudder, ย just reading the title of this post.

But I still really want to like mint. It’s an amazingly fresh and bright flavor that I want to enjoy. I want to be able to drink a Mojito if I ever make it to Cuba, and when I someday go to The Kentucky Derby, I am most certainly going to order a mint Julip and enjoy it under my huge hat. And if I ever find myself in the "living room" of another hospitable cave dweller on the other side of the world, I want to be able to drink his tea with a smile.

So I’m subjecting myself to some Exposure Therapy. And I am enjoying it immensely. Other than the involuntary gagging when I chopped the mint (I know, that totally makes you want to run right out and make this chicken), I am completely in love with the end result of this dish. Even the Wasabi Mint Cream Sauce. It was a fantastic balance of flavors that I enjoyed much more that I had imagined. And I can now say that I am well on my way to recovery. I see more mint in my future.

Speaking of chicken, I have some great news. As I’m getting all the details for my participation in the 3rd Annual Foster Farms Fresh Cooking Contest all in order, the wonderful people over at Foster Farms have given me 5 pairs of tickets to the event to give away to my readers. I’m so excited about that. This is an invite only event, and tickets are very limited. I would love for some of you to go with me.

Mojito Chicken Wings With Wasabi Mint Cream Sauce


  • 12 Foster Farms Party Wings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ยผ cup cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup ponzu sauce
  • 2 tbs honey
  • ยผ cup white rum
  • 1 tsp red chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds
  • 6 oz Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder
  • 1 tbs cilantro, minced
  • 2 fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1 tbs lime juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Rinse the chicken wings in cold water and dry well.
  3. Sprinkle chicken on all sides with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cornstarch and rub to coat.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the ponzu, honey, rum, chili sauce, garlic powder and sesame seeds, stirring well to combine. Add the chicken, toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for ten minutes.
  5. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  6. Arrange the chicken wings on the baking sheet and bake at 425 for ten minutes.
  7. While the chicken is baking, add the remaining marinade to a pot over medium high heat,stiring frequently, reduce until thickened and syrupy, about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Once the marinade has reduced, remove the chicken from the oven and brush with the thickened marinade, turn them over, brush with marinade on the other side.
  9. Return to the oven and allow to cook for an additional ten minutes, basting again.
  10. Allow chicken to bake until cooked through, an additional 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. To make the sauce, add the Greek yogurt, wasabi, cilantro, mint, and lime juice to a bowl and mix to combine. Serve the sauce along side the wings as a dipping sauce.

(Note: the total cooking time for the chicken will be approximately 25-35 minutes, requiring basting every ten minutes)





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JulieD August 13, 2012 um 9:48 am

Good luck at the cooking contest!! And these wings look amazing!!


Jackie August 14, 2012 um 3:32 pm

Thank you so much Julie! I’m so excited to get another shot at that Big Check


MissNo August 13, 2012 um 1:13 pm

Wings look very good! I want to make them myself!


Jen @ Savory Simple August 13, 2012 um 1:39 pm

These wings look incredible! I can’t wait to try them!


Cassie August 13, 2012 um 2:24 pm

I so wish I could be there. I’ll be cheering you on virtually! I love these wings – I’m always up for a mojito!!


Jackie August 14, 2012 um 3:35 pm

Thanks Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll try to tweet as much as I can to keep everyone involved in what’s going on.


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 13, 2012 um 3:48 pm

The wings look incredible! The cookoff sounds like fun, too bad it is too far away ๐Ÿ™


Julie @ Table for Two August 13, 2012 um 4:57 pm

These wings look so tantalizing! Finger licking good! I wish I could be there, but alas, San Diego is a 5 hour flight away ๐Ÿ™ I’ll be cheering you on from here!


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 13, 2012 um 5:19 pm

You are going to rock the contest! These wings look fab and the sauce sounds just perfect!


Sara August 14, 2012 um 8:35 am

I had to chuckle because I have a true aversion to cilantro… Thinking deeply of it makes gag! Good on you for the exposure therapy ๐Ÿ™‚


Jackie August 14, 2012 um 3:49 pm

What is it about those little green herbs? So far the "YOU WILL LIKE THIS" approach seems to be working. i’m going to force myself to like ti again.


Maggie August 14, 2012 um 10:37 am

I want to go! I’ll make it happen my friend. Also not a huge fan of the mint…but I love a mojito. And I too have a dream of a mint julip at the Kentucky Derby under a big hat…someday…


Jackie August 14, 2012 um 3:56 pm

Mags! I would love to have you there. Or we can just meet up at The Derby some day ๐Ÿ™‚


Bree August 14, 2012 um 11:50 am

Oh my gosh I am pretty sure you are licking your fingers with this one!!

I wish I could go to the cook off–how fun!


claire @ the realistic nutritionist August 14, 2012 um 2:02 pm

I’d eat the shizz out of this. FOR SURE.


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 14, 2012 um 2:34 pm

I wish I could go with you! I’ll definitely be cheering you on in spirit. And after you win, I’ll throw a party at my house. And make these awesome wings.


Jackie August 14, 2012 um 3:58 pm

That would be so fun! But only if I win. We can call it the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner ๐Ÿ™‚


Erica Martin-Miller August 14, 2012 um 5:02 pm

I want to go! Would love to see you knock the socks off everyone else!


Jackie August 14, 2012 um 5:05 pm

Ahhhh! Thanks Erica ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your faith in me!


Melissa B. August 14, 2012 um 6:41 pm

I want to go too! I love your blog and that event sounds like so much fun!


Joan G August 15, 2012 um 10:18 am

I want to go!!!
Sounds like an exciting event and I would get a chance to try your food in person instead of just drooling at my computer ๐Ÿ™‚


Jackie August 15, 2012 um 11:36 am

Yay!! I’d love some moral support ๐Ÿ™‚


Lara N. August 15, 2012 um 1:25 pm

I wish I could go! I live too far away. Have fun, I KNOW YOU WILL WIN


itsrenee August 17, 2012 um 8:16 am

I W.A.N.T. to GO!!!!


itsrenee August 17, 2012 um 8:23 am

Oops . . I should say I W.A.N.T. to GO please!!! =)


Jackie August 17, 2012 um 5:05 pm

Yay! I’m glad to have you there to cheer me on ๐Ÿ™‚


Valerie @ From Valerie’s Kitchen August 18, 2012 um 5:38 pm

The picture of the chicken dipping into that delectable sauce just about did me in. Good luck Jackie! Go get ’em!!!


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