Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paleo Chicken Wings (Well Actually Drumsticks)

Since Superbowl XLVII is upon us (Go team!  I'll remain silent on this one for fear of pissing someone off) and it seems like every commercial is for beer or pizza,  I like to be prepared with some good meaty Paleo staples to keep everyone satisfied.  I didn't actually use chicken wings for this recipe... because they are small and wimpy and I wanted something that would count as a meal.  You can use wings, just adjust the cooking times.

If you feel like the sauce isn't totally Paleo that's ok, it's on the fence, but I'm eating it anyways.

The sauce I used is a modification on the Primal BBQ sauce I posted a while back, which I got from Mark's Daily Apple

For the chicken:
5 1/2  lbs Chicken drumsticks (it's a party, people)

For the sauce:

1 6oz can tomato paste (make sure the only ingredient is tomato!)
4 tbs melted butter
4 tbs Pepper Plant hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
2 tbs Frank's Red Hot (or your second favorite hot sauce)
3 tbs honey
4 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tbs Bragg's Liquid Aminos (it's like soy sauce)
1 tbs dijon mustard
1 tbs minced garlic
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cayenne
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp curry
1 tsp salt 
Water (as needed to get the right consistency)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.   Lay drumsticks flat on a baking sheet either lined with foil, or my go-to silicone liners (seriously, these are amazing).  Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Now for the cooking.  Put them in the oven for 25 minutes.  Then turn each drumstick over & rotate pans.* Cook 25 more minutes, then spread a little sauce over each one and cook 7 more minutes. Flip wings, rotate pans, sauce other side, cook 7 more minutes.  Easy.

*the reason to rotate the pans is every oven has hot spots, even some of the best.  Unless you want some of your chicken crispy and some medium rare, rotate those pans!

Then, get your face and fingers all messy while you watch the Niners and Ravens battle it out.

1 comment:

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Oh my goodness these were delicious. A great balance of sweet and spicy. Thanks for sharing!


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