Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chew Cook-Through {Working Title} #3 - Crispy Lime and Cilantro Wings

Raise your hand if you are a wing lover. My little family is a HUGE fan of wings. So when we saw this recipe, we couldn't wait to try them. Lime? Cilantro? Honey? Sriracha? YES PLEASE!
 Although normally because we do not fry things, we make them on the grill or in the oven. I can count on one hand the amount of times I have fried something in the last 10 years. But I had to. I mean if I was going to keep the integrity of this project. Cooking through an entire cookbook in a year. Plus I wouldn't want to mess with an Iron Chef's recipe. {Admittedly, I have a small crush on Michael Symon. I think its because he reminds me of my hubby. Tattooed with shaved head and a deep love affair with bacon. But I digress.} This would be the perfect wing recipe to bring to all those Super Bowl parties.

As I have said before: For this project I will only post the recipes here if they are on The Chew site already. But you guys really should get the book. Every recipe has helpful hints and tips that are not on the site. Also the recipes are sometimes slightly different than on the show. 


3lbs of Chicken Wings
4 cups of Duck Fat or Canola Oil
1/2 Cup Cilantro Leaves
2 Jalepenos (thinly sliced)

1 tbsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
2 Limes (Juiced)
1/2 Cup EVOO

Wing Sauce
1/2 Cup Sriracha
1tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp honey (more if desired)
3 tbsp salted butter
1 lime zest
1/2 tsp salt

  1.  Combine all the marinade ingredients above. Toss in chicken and place in gallon bag for 2-3 hours. 
  2. Using a frying thermometer heat frying oil or fat to 320 degrees. 
  3. For the sauce place all Wing Sauce ingredients above in a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat whisking occasionally until butter is melted. Season to taste with more salt and or honey if desired. {I added about 2 more tablespoons of honey} 
  4. Preheat oven to 350. Pour wings and any remaining sauce on to baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until just about cooked through. Remove and let cool slightly. 
  5. When your fat is hot {360 degrees} add the wings and cook until crispy. Remove onto some paper towels and season them with salt. Place in a bowl and toss in sauce and cilantro leaves. Serve. 
Tomorrow I will share my husband's Cilantro Tomato Ranch dipping sauce. Or as he is calling it his Awesome Cooling Sauce.

And here is one of the coolest wing tips I can give you.
Want evenly coated wings? Got a salad spinner? Throw in your wings and sauce and spin away. Evenly coated wings every time! How awesome is that?

Keep a look out for the GIVEAWAY coming up very very soon! 

Also still taking food suggestions. Wanna see me tackle a recipe or try a weird food? I am totally game. Leave all suggestion in a comment or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. 

♥ g

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  1. Those wings look amazing! And yes I am a wing grubbin fool. Good portion size too! That is if two is all you consumed??? Lol.

    1. Actually it was more like 3 and a salad. But still that's pretty good for wings. And I worked them off after by having a NERF war with the hubs and the kiddos. It was fun, although I am still finding random NERF darts.

  2. Wow! These look delicious!! I also love the plates with the spoons, forks and knives! Thanks for sharing this! Have a great weekend! =)


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