Paleo Chicken Wings — 2 Ways

Thursday January 19, 2012


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.


#1  Sweet & Sassy Wings

From Fast Paleo:

  • 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.


#2 Indian Spiced Chicken Wings

I got this recipe from Paleo Hacks:

  • 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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