Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mustard Chicken Wings by Angie Alt

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.