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This question had a response mentioning the 'Steam-Chill-Bake' method. What is that? Why would someone cook wings this way?

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I believe you're referring to my comment and it was actually referring to my answer to the question. To summarize (follow the link for specific instructions), the technique is:

  • Steam the wings for 10 minutes
  • Season, then chill them in the refrigerator for 1 hour
  • Bake at high temperature (450° F) for 20 minutes on each side
  • Toss with sauce.

Why cook them this way? Because it makes them perfectly crispy and juicy, almost like deep-fried wings (better, if you ask me). Assuming the sauce has an appropriate amount of fat (butter) then it will also bind perfectly.

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