Sunday, February 9, 2014

Game Day Wings

So I know the Super Bowl was last weekend, but I am always late.  We didn't end up watching the game because in England it came on at 12:25 am.  Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd ain't nobody got time for that.  Especially when you have to work the following day.  But there are other game days right!?! So yea, Game day wings is a fitting title I think.  I love hot wings.  Buffalo Wild wings, Hooters, Nando's; You name it and I want it.   But alas, when you choose a healthier lifestyle you have to give up breaded hot wings (most of the time anyway), so I came up with an alternative that I could live with.  No flour or breading, no deep frying, no sugary fatty sauce, and best of all, no guilt.

I baked these instead of frying them to try to keep them as light as possible.  They were a big hit with Rob, and my pups looked like they wanted to take a big bite as well (when don't they).  I actually prefer them to the breaded kind (mostly), but without that flour filler I could eat a million of these.  I settled for 8 yesterday.  Pretty damn good I think.

I really love the fact that I could keep the crispy crunch without deep frying them.  I'm such a foodie and I like things a certain way, so my healthy meals have to be as close to the real thing as I can get them.  #Dontjudgeme #RefinedFatKid  #YesIHashTagForNoReason

Game Day Wings


  • 1 bag wing Drumettes
  • 1 Aluminum Pan (you can use a cookie sheet, I just hate dishes)
  • Long Metal Cooling Rack
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 packet Sazon (in the Hispanic section)
  • Hot Shot (a mixture of peppers)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 T Olive oil

1. Thaw out your drumettes and place them in a plastic bag (doubled in case of holes), or large kitchen bags if you're fancy.

2. Pour in the olive oil and rub to make sure it goes everywhere.  That is what will give you the crispiness and the illusion of being fried.  

3. Season with Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, and Hot Shot.  Let sit in the fridge for 1 hour.

4. Pre-heat your oven to 400. Spray your cooling rack with a can of Non stick cooking Spray. Place the marinated wings on the rack leaving a bit of space between them.  Now set it atop an aluminum pan so that it can catch the drippys.  Also adding to the crunchy hot wing that we are all so used to. 

5. Bake for 1 hour.  Set your oven timer for 45 minutes, then check them.  Some ovens bake a little higher depending on where you are. My English oven cooks everything super slow.  If you need a bit more time after your 45 minute check, add 10-15 more minutes.  When they come out they should look golden brown.


  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup Franks Hot sauce (or whatever you like)
  • Black Pepper
  • Red Pepper

Microwave your butter for about 20 seconds.  Then add your hot sauce and peppers.  Stir well.  Add chicken.

Mix around in the sauce and get a nice golden coating going. 

 Don't you just love all those little flavorful bits of crispiness on the wings.  Yea, me too.  Enjoy the deliciousness.

What's your game day snack of choice?

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