On the Fly Chicken Wings

The other night I ran to Whole Foods to grab some chicken so my dinners for the rest of the week had more substance than peas and rice.  I picked up ingredients for my normal go-to dinners but saw little chicken wings in the display and decided to be spontaneous.  I’m so chef-y!

Then I got home and realized, I have no idea what to do with these wings.  I know fried wings would be the automatic thought, but it’s always makes such a mess, plus, I don’t have a thermometer to keep a gage on oil temperature.  That determined it.  Baking is the way to go!

I briefly considered just salt, pepper, and oil.  I had gone to the trouble to try and shake my dinner plans up, I’ll try to give these wings a bit extra something.  And so, my chicken wing test creation was born. IMG_1483

It’s simple, doesn’t take tons of prep time, and toddlers (most days) like little wings.  My kids decided they hate bone in chicken that night, but ate it just fine after cutting the chicken up.

With the wings I made quinoa.  I like to punch it up a little by adding some garlic, salt, pepper, and a good drizzle of olive oil while it simmers.  I also roasted cauliflower (just salt, pepper, olive oil), cut up some mango, sliced some cucumbers and reheated frozen peas and corn.  IMG_1484IMG_1477


3 lbs chicken wings

3 cup flour
1 tspn of salt
1 tbs ground pepper
1 tbs Garlic Powder
1 tbs mustard powder 
1 tbs of dried oregano 
1 tbs of dried thyme
1/2 tbs of paprika – if you think your kids won’t mind, bump it up to 1 tbs 

3 eggs
3 tbs teriyaki sauce
1 1/2 tbs ginger paste

Combine flour, spices, and herbs together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl mix the eggs with the teriyaki sauce and ginger paste.  Cover the baking sheet in oil.  I poured some oil on the pan then spread it with a butter brush.  Pat dry the chicken, season with salt and pepper, then dip into the flour mixture.  Next, dip into the egg mixture, then another dip to cover in the flour mixture.  Shake off any excess flour, and place on the baking sheet.

Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes, flipping half way through.  I cooked using convection so they were ready in about 17 minutes.  If you try it out, let me know how it turns out for you!

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