Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wings and Things

Ok, so I'm bored. Like, ALL the time. Well, at least during the day. Spencer has to take the car so I'm at home all day, and we live kind of outside of town so it's tricky to get just about anywhere.

I love food. I mean really LOVE food. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love trying new things.

So what do I do with all my bored time? I look at food. Pinterest (my love and my enemy), food blogs, the Food Network...they fill much of my time. Unlike a lot of people, however, I actually like to try the things that I've found. Some of them totally fail, but I have found some AMAZING recipes that I love including the best cupcakes I've ever eaten, a great pork chop recipe that Spencer loves, and a recipe I would like to share with you today: Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings.

So turns out Spencer didn't think these would be any good, because he'd never heard of anyone making wings at home. Bah, I would show him. We LOVED them! They are delicious and so juicy and tender, not nearly as sweet as the title might sound, but savory and yummy...sigh, I crave them as I type. So I thought I would share the recipe, in case anyone would like to share in the goodness.

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl, combine the wings, olive oil, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
Place the wings onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, using tongs to turn half-way through.
 If you want it had ingredients for a yummy dipping sauce too. We didn't make it, but I want to someday.
  • 1/3 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
 Combine and chill until ready to serve.

The only issue was the seasonings didn't stay on the wings as well as I'd like, so I'll be playing with that a little bit the next time we make them. But they are good. Oh, so very, very good.

Pardon my crazy :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy!! Wish I had all the stuff to make them today!