Okay – where are my friends who enjoy finding a good recipe to add to their culinary repertoire? Now, where are my DISNEY friends who love snacking and feasting on Disney-inspired and/or Disney-created dishes? Okay – brace yourselves, people. I recently came across this amazing recipe on the Disney Parks Blog for the Honey Coriander Chicken Wings and my mouth instantly started to water. Now, these wings are traditionally served at O’hana inside Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, but I gave them a try right here at home. Curious to hear what my own O’hana thought about them? Okay – here we go….
But before we do that…
Let’s chat about O’hana!
“O’hana” means “family” ~ whether by blood, adopted, or intentional. In light of that, the Disney restaurant inside the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is set up in such a way where you basically “eat with your cousins.” It’s like dining with a large, extended family!
During your meal, large portions of food are delivered to each table family-style. Each plate served is packed with deliciousness such as pineapple coconut bread, salad, pork dumplings, noodles, veggies and sweet and savory honey coriander chicken wings.
Pre-pandemic, the venue hosted a character breakfast where Guests could meet Lilo and Stitch.
So – here’s my confession. My family has personally not taken opportunity to dine here as of yet (I know, I know ~ I’m embarrassed to even share that, but I promise. It’s already climbing up the bucket list). O’hana is, however, a favorite among many of my friends (check out this delicious review from my friend, Tania, at LolaLambChops.com).
Honey Coriander Chicken Wings at Home
After reading through the recipe on-line and falling in love with the flavors on paper, I printed off the instructions (see recipe below) and added the ingredients to my next grocery list. As Father’s Day was approaching, I thought about using it as a fun, messy, finger-licking delicious Father’s Day meal, but Hubby loves his BBQ ribs on his day. So, I chose to make these for dinner the night before.
Love me some good and honest help!
We’ve taught the boys age-appropriate kitchen skills since they were very young. Now, they are all capable of taking care of meals, doing the dishes, and helping with the shopping. To keep those skills alive, we made this dish a complete family affair.
Prepping the Chicken
After all the ingredients were gathered on the counter, Hubby and I started separating the drummettes and wings (we couldn’t find them pre-cut in our store this trip).
Time To Make The Rub!
Then, the boys and I put together the ingredients for the rub. Oh, man ~ you could smell the paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne throughout the entire house!
Once the rub was ready, each wing and drummette was coated in the rub and placed onto a foiled baking sheet. From there, the wings were placed into a 500°F oven for two 17 minute periods.
Why did I separate the timing like that? Well, it makes it easier to share the in between step. At the end of the first 17 minutes, I rotated the pans (one pan was on a rack higher than the other, so I switched positions half way through the process). The recipe also says to turn each of the wings at this point, as well. However, we skipped this step.
While the wings were baking in the EXTREMELY hot oven, we put together the ingredients for the sauce. As if it couldn’t smell any better in the house!
We put all the ingredients ~ which included spices like coriander, ginger, and chili powder combined with lime juice and soy sauce ~ into the sauce pan and brought it to a boil. Once boiling, it thickened quickly and became more like a syrup (warning – it doesn’t take long). I then immediately took it off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes (recipe says five).
It was about time to take the wings out of the oven!
Once the wings were out and resting on a trivet, I took the sauce and basted each wing before placing them onto a platter for the dinner table.
We served these babies up with some lightly dressed cucumbers and some fluffy rice and ~ I kid you not ~ there were NO leftovers in sight!!
PS – I doubled the sauce so we could use it on our rice. That’s just the kind of family we are.
My Personal O’hana’s Review
We’re talking positive remarks all around! They were sweet, savory, had a little kick ~ the perfect combination of deliciousness! It was made very clear by Hubby that he no longer wants standard wings with bottled barbecue sauce anymore (but what about my OTHER homemade sauce, Hubby???). These Honey Coriander Chicken Wings may very well be his go-to from this point forward.
Well, I guess that means they were a hit!
Looking to create this dish yourself? I can’t take any credit for this recipe – it was shared by the Disney Parks Blog and I was given permission to share here on my own site. You can find the full Disney Parks Blog post detailing the recipe by clicking on this photo right here!
**For the Disney recipe only, click here: Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings
If you give these a try, let me know!! Share a picture on the Footprints in Pixie Dust Group Page (are you in the group?) and tell us what your O’hana thought about them.
ALLERGY NOTE: Our son has severe food allergies to eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. This particular recipe uses none of those allergens and was perfectly safe for his ingestion. For those with dairy or soy allergies, you may need to find substitutes as the recipe does call for soy sauce and milk.
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