Every once in a while I crave chicken wings. I can't explain it, but I do. I was glad to see this Mustard Chicken Wing recipe in Angie Alt's Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook. I believe I've mentioned this before, but Angie blogs with Mickey Trescott at Autoimmune Paleo. I still had some great wings from Tendergrass Farms, so when that mood hit, I knew what to do.
I gathered my ingredients.
The first step is to boil the chicken wings. I was in such a craze to get these in the oven, I didn't separate the drumettes. I realized later that I hadn't done this. It's really just a convenience thing, but in case you notice it in the pictures, I was just too hungry to take the time.
While the wings were boiling and my oven pre-heating, I turned to making the sauce. The recipe is pretty simple, so I'll be vague and say I put the sauce ingredients that obviously included mustard in my mini-chopper until the sauce was smooth.
I took a few breaks to use a spatula to push the sauce down on the sides to make sure all of the ingredients were well incorporated.
I set aside about 4 tablespoons of sauce and put the rest into a large bowl.
By this time the wings had finished boiling. I drained them using a colander and then added them to the bowl. I coated them with sauce using tongs.
Once well coated, I put on a rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
I popped them into the oven and here is the glorious brown and crispy result.
While the wings were baking I washed the large bowl that I had sauced the raw wings in so it would be ready to sauce the cooked wings. I sauced the cooked wings with the sauce I had reserved.
I gave them a good tossing with tongs in the sauce to make sure they were covered well.
Here they are plated.
And a slightly different angle.
Accessibility & Cost of Ingredients: You should be able to find all of the ingredients in this recipe pretty inexpensively at your big box grocery store. I cannot say how much I love the wings from Tendergrass Farms.
Clean Up: Everything I used eventually went into the dishwasher. I did pre-scrub this wire rack. I love the results these wire racks bring, but goodness I hate cleaning them. Anyone have any good clean up ideas for these racks?
Also, as that bowl I used to sauce the wings has a bowl, I didn't have to dirty any additional Pyrex for storage.
Preparation & Cooking Time: This recipe has a stated preparation and cooking time totaling 45 minutes and that time was exactly correct.
The Paleo Review: Thumbs Up! This is a great wings recipe. I almost didn't sauce them after baking as they were such a pretty crispy brown. The mustard obviously is the star of this show. I love hot wings, but sometimes, I don't want the heat. This recipe will fill that need for me in the future. The only problem I have is that I should have made a double batch!
Sources/Affiliate Disclosure- I received a digital copy of this cookbook for review from the author. I since purchased a hard copy of the cookbook with my own money. The links in this post are affiliate links. All of my opinions expressed here are my own.