Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tailgate Treats #3: "Naked" Baked Hot Wings

Hot wings are one of my absolute favorite tailgate treats.  Give me some blue cheese or ranch dip and I'm in heaven!  However, I'm a little picky ... I'm not a huge fan of the skin.  So, I decided that I needed to find a way to bake them without skin and make sure that the meat didn't dry out and that they still had a lot of flavor.  The only piece of information that I found online about baking wings without skin was this post in a discussion thread by a chef.  I was so surprised that I couldn't find more on the topic.  These wings were sooooo good, but they are a bit time consuming (but worth every minute of prep time!).
We love these skinny hot wings - full of flavor and less fat!
Best dishes and yummy dreams


Naked Baked Hot Wings

16 "drumettes" or wings - I adore Perdue drumettes (found in the refrigerated case with the fresh, packaged chicken)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 c. hot sauce (We love Franks)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1.  Place the drummettes on a lined baking sheet and bake with the skin on for 15 minutes.
2.  Mix the spice ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. 
3.  Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes.  Then, peel the majority of the skin off.  Line the baking sheet with new foil and spray with nonstick spray.
3.  Rub each drumette with the spice rub and place them on a newly lined baking sheet.
4.  Bake for 10 minutes more.
5.  Remove and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.  Set the oven to 400 degrees.
6.  Mix the butter and hot sauce and coat each wing.
7.  Place them back into the oven at 400 degrees and bake for 5-10 minutes.  


Click here to see where I shared this recipe!

Thanks for reading loves, xo


Carole said...

those wings looks so tasty, Kim. Have a lovely week.

PS Thank you so much for following Carole's Chatter

Carole said...

Hi Kim - you couldn't find the Food on Friday mushrooms link. This is the link . Hope it works ok for you

Kaylee said...

What awesome football food!

Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


Rachael said...

These look fantastic! I love wings (even in my vegetarian days, I sometimes had to indulge). Your sauce sounds absolutely delicious. My Dad's going to make these for me as soon as I see him next!