The Super Bowl is in less than two weeks!
Whether you are an avid football watcher or just an avid Super Bowl food eater (ME!)—this Sweet and Spicy Baked Wing recipe is for you!
I can’t say I eat a lot of wings, but when I do I like to try and find a healthier version—some can be just downright bad for you. Now, I know some of you would argue that they are wings—a comfort food—and aren’t supposed to be healthy—but I would disagree! I think almost all comfort foods can still be good and comforting, with a healthier spin on them.
A few weeks ago I was watching The Chew and Daphne Oz created a healthier version of the American favorite—fried wings. Her version was sweet and spicy, which I love, so I figured I would give them a try.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were and how well the flavors mixed together. I really loved the dipping sauce that she created, especially that hint of fresh ginger.
Try these out if you are looking for a healthier chicken wing option for your Super Bowl party or next get together. They are a winner in my book!
Julia’s Notes: I marinaded the wings overnight but you can do it two hours ahead of time if you want to make them the same day.
- 2 dozen Chicken Drumettes and/or wings
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ½ cup Honey
- 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce (I use low sodium)
- ½ teaspoon Chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dipping Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce of your choice (I used a sweet potato hot sauce I found recently)
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss the wings to coat. Place in a large ziplock bag and continue to work the marinade over the chicken. Place in refrigerator and let marinade for a minimum of 2 hours (I did mine the day before and let them marinade overnight, which is what I suggest).
- Once the chicken is marinaded preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray (or use foil) and arrange the chicken so they are not touching. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the chicken generously with any leftover marinade.
- Cook for about 40 minutes, rotating half way through. The chicken should be a golden brown color when finished.
- While the wings are baking combine all dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside until the wings are ready to be served.
- Serve your wings with this delicious dipping sauce, blue cheese or ranch dressing and some crisp celery sticks. Enjoy!
Source: Daphne Oz