Monday, October 6, 2014

Lucille's Chicken Wing Challenge

Fall has officially arrived and football season is in full swing.  While you don't need to watch football to eat chicken wings, the two go perfectly together.  If you are like me and your team is putting you through the usual emotional roller coaster, it can sometimes be a nice break to focus on the food.  We spend many of our game days with our great friends Heather and Wade.  Our last game was all about the wings complete with wing dip, three flavors of wings and buckets of blue cheese dipping sauce.

 Wade busted out the recipe that I am sharing with you today and it quickly eclipsed the other usual suspects.  I would describe these wings as having a spicy thai flavor.  The creamy tartness of the yogurt rounds out the heat of the our Lucille's Kitchen Garden Hot Red Pepper Jam and creates something close to the perfect wing.  This particular wing doesn't need a dipping sauce but Heather mixed up a quick peanut sauce and it was fabulous.  The peanut sauce gave it a very pad thai flavor and reduced the heat for those of you who don't want too much spice.

All this wing love has put me in the mood to have a cook off.  Share your wing recipe using Lucille's Kitchen Garden Pepper Jams.  We will test each recipe and the winner will get a six pack of a variety of Lucille's Kitchen Garden jams.  Get us your recipes by Oct. 20th and we will announce the winner on Oct. 27th.

Now for a little inspiration. . I share with you Wade's fantastic recipe.

Wade's Delicious Hot Wings with Greek Yogurt

12 chicken wings
1 cup yogurt
1 cup Lucille’s Kitchen Garden Hot Red Pepper Jam or Garlic Pepper Jam
⅛ cup whiskey or cider vinegar

I recommend buying whole wings and jointing them yourself.  It is less expensive and you get meatier wing portions.  For a quick tutorial on how to joint your own chicken wings check out this video.  I usually keep the wing tips that I don’t use for my hot wings for stock.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  • Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place on baking sheet and sprinkle your wing joints with salt .
  • Roast in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes flip and roast another 20 minutes or until they have an internal temp of at least 165 and are crispy on the outside.  
  • Mix ½ cup Lucille’s Kitchen Garden Pepper Jam with ⅛ cup whiskey or cider vinegar.
  • Dip wings in your pepper jam mixture and place back on baking sheet and return to oven or 5 to 7 minutes.  Watch to be sure that they don’t start to burn.
  • Pull wings out and dip in yogurt
  • Serve with lots of napkins and celery.  

1 comment:

Lucille's Kitchen Garden said...

Be sure to make your recipes really specific as the cooks will only adjust for salt.