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Monday, 18 April 2011

The Best Loved Chicken Wings Recipes

Take the afternoon off, and enjoy these wings with family and friends
The Simple Joys of Life
Chicken wings are really fun :o 

Movie night, fun outdoors, on a BBQ buffet... they go with just about any theme, as long as it is a casual theme.
Best paired with Beer or Soda, they are men's best treat :) So go ahead and treat him, the kids, your neighbours / friends to an afternoon of wings, beer and music in the garden.  The simple Joys of Life!

I have posted for you my best 2 chicken wings recipes, that are sure to be swiped away... Make sure to give them a go, you are going to love them, guaranteed :)


The notorious 
Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

We have all had these! Almost everybody loves them. There are many variations to how they can be done. You can coat and fry them, or you can shallow fry them in butter without coating them with flour. You can even, coat them, marinate them and then BBQ them... Whatever you do, they will still be delicious and best loved.

You Need
For the Wings
2 kg Chicken wings
4 tbsp butter
500 ml peanut oil 
(peanut oil gives the wings the restaurant flavour, but you 
can substitute with vegetable oil)
4 tbsp your favourite hot sauce
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt & Black pepper to taste




Crumbled blue cheese
For the Blue Cheese Dip
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp white wine vinegar| white grape vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley 
Salt & Pepper to taste

Start with prepare your dip, and place in the fridge, till ready to serve.
To make the dip, in a bowl, mix all ingredients together till well combined. Cover and refrigerate till ready to use. 

Dima's Tip It is best to chill the dip serving bowl too till ready to use, this way it doesn't heat up quick when entertaining outdoors, keeping the dip fresh and cool for longer.


To make the chicken,
Prepare the wings by removing any stuck feathers. Cut the wings discarding the tips then rinse them with cold water. Pat dry and set aside.


Place penut oil, or vegetable frying oil in a skillet. Place skillet on fire to heat the oil for frying.
In a bowl, Season the flour with the cayenne pepper, salt & black pepper to taste. 
In a large bowl, toss the prepared chicken wings with the seasoned flour till coated. Fry the wings in the hot oil in batches, drain on paper towels.
In a large skillet, melt the butter, add hot sauce and toss the fried wings till totally coated with hot sauce.

Place chicken on serving platter with blue cheese dip, and some celery and carrot strips. Serve warm.



Finger Lickin'
Orange - Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
These are really addictive chicken wing popsicles! So beware and warn everyone!

You Need
2 Kg Chicken wings
2 cups Honey
1 cup soy sauce
4 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp garlic powder
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp Orange marmalade
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 scallion, sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted, optional

Prepare the chicken as instructed in the buffalo wings recipe above. Discard the tips.

In a bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together. Toss the wings in the sauce, and transfer to a baking dish. Bake in hot oven till the wings are cooked through and the sauce is reduced and caramelised. 

Slice some scallions, and sprinkle over honey glazed wings, along with toasted sesame seeds if using. Serve immediately.


Remember, take some time off, and enjoy your family, kids, friends and the simple things around you. The more you enjoy, the better you perform when back at work.


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