Paleo Chicken Wings — 2 Ways

Thursday January 19, 2012
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With the NFL playoffs in full effect, I’ve been craving chicken wings.   Unfortunately, my Paleo challenge doesn’t allow for deep frying like we used to do, so I went looking for a Paleo recipe to bake them in the oven.  Here are the two I found and tried.

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#1  Sweet & Sassy Wings

From Fast Paleo: http://fastpaleo.com/sweet-n-sassy-chicken-wings/

  • 12 Chicken Wings
  • 1/3 Cup Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Grated Ginger (I subbed 2 tsp. ground ginger)
  • 2 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil

Combine spices and oil in a plastic bag, mixing to combine.  Then add wings.   Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, flipping wings halfway through.

Verdict:  They tasted great but didn’t have any zing to them.  Now that I think about it, I did use regular deli mustard, but not spicy mustard.  Maybe next time I’ll add some Frank’s Hot Sauce.

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#2 Indian Spiced Chicken Wings

I got this recipe from Paleo Hacks:  http://paleohacks.com/questions/33560/whats-your-favorite-chicken-wing-recipe

  • 12 Chicken Wings
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. curry
  • 1 tsp.paprika
  • 2/3 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or more for more spice)
  • 2 Tbsp healthy oil

I combined all of the spices and oil into a plastic bag and mixed to combine.  Then I added the wings and let them marinate for a bit (~1 hr in my case) then baked at 425 for 20 minutes, flipping the wings at the halfway point.

Verdict:  the flavor was interesting, but not at all hot and not what I think of when I think chicken wings.  I probably would try a different spice combination next time.

 

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