Yesterday we posted our Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce recipe. Now, how about something to spread that BBQ sauce onto? How about chicken wings? Have we got your attention?
…. Let’s assume you said, “Yes!”.
So wings aren’t exactly a healthy food option, but these are at least a little healthier than their deep fried version. Don’t get us wrong–we do enjoy fried wings, but we choose these so we can avoid the guilt…and they taste awesome too…so why not?!
An interesting fact about this recipe is that the chicken wings are coated in cornstarch (among other spices) before going into the oven. This is a little trick Nelson learned from chef Michael Smith on one of his Food Network shows. The cornstarch gives the chicken a nice little crunch which brings it a little closer to the texture of fried wings. Hmmm… who knew?! We all do now…so go enjoy this recipe.
- Your favourite BBQ Sauce (try our Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce)
- 2 lbs chicken wings (drumette and wingette separated, and tips discarded) (approx. 12 wings or 24 pieces))
- ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 2 tbs cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 375 ºF
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Toss the wings in the dry ingredients.
- Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet and apply cooking spray over the cooling rack.
- Distribute the coated chicken wings on the cooling rack.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the wings for 50 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven.
- Pour one cup of BBQ sauce in a container.
- Using tongs, move the hot wings to the same container.
- Cover with a lid and toss to coat the wings with the wing sauce.
- Serve hot with your favourite sides.