Ain’t No Thang but a Chicken Wang

‘Cuz who doesn’t love a little fun food made healthier? 😉 I know we sure love our wings, burgers, and fries around here…so I wanted to share the goodness with you!


If you find yourself having a serious craving for some delicious wings (as we sometimes have) but just can’t bring yourself to eat the deep fried-carryout-cold-by-the-time-you-get-home ones from your local place of choice… I’d highly recommend giving these oven baked wings a go. All the flavor and love but way less of the bad stuff. And bonus: the leftover ones taste even better the next day (if there are any leftovers!) just throw them in the oven to reheat.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes – 1 hour

Yields: 2-3 servings (depending if these are appetizers or the main event!)

Ingredients:

-3 lbs. wings (we used half full wigs and half drumsticks)

-1/2 cup flour

-2 tbsp. Baking powder (not soda)

-1 tsp. Garlic powder

-1 tsp. Chili powder

-1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper

-1/4 c. sauces of choice (we did a trio of teriyaki, buffalo and BBQ)

Instructions:

Begin by preheating your oven to 450 degrees and prepping a baking sheet by lining it with lots of foil. Give the foiled sheet a good spray with non-stick spray. Next, in a large bowl mix your flour with the baking powder and seasonings and rinse your wings and trim any extra fat (leave skin in tact for that crisp). Pat the wings dry and throw them in the large mixing bowl. Toss to coat evenly and spread the wings in a single layer on your greased baking sheet. Give the wings a quick even spray with your cooking spray (we usually use a canola oil one). Put your wings into the oven and let bake for 35-45 minutes depending on size of wings, flip once halfway through cooking.

Once the wings are done, (they’ll be a nice golden brown color) fill individual bowls with sauces of choice and add wings to each and coat evenly. To keep sauces from mixing on baking sheet create “baskets” for each flavor of wings out of foil bu folding up the edges of each side (see photo above for details). Place all newly sauced wings back on sheet and into oven for an additional 10-15 minutes. Once done allow to cool and enjoy!

These would make the perfect football Sunday snack or dinner with a nice side salad for fall!

Happy, healthy weekend. Xo, jules

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