Healthy Recipe For Everyone’s Favorite Snack!
Football season is now in full swing and just as important as rooting for our favorite team are the snacks that we indulge in during half time! Of course one of the all-time favorites is none other than the classic Chicken Wings! This has certainly been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl, and I am pleased to share with you a recipe that is dear to my heart—my Dad’s.
Growing up my Dad used to fix my favorite food every week – fried chicken wings!
Over the years I never lost my taste for this tender and extremely flavorful classic meal. However, after I got sick (Read My Story of Healing) and completely changed my diet, I didn’t want to give up this nostalgic meal that I had shared with my Dad.
So I came up with an easy recipe that comes amazingly close, yet doesn’t compromise my healthy diet choices.
You will find that this variation on a classic does not disappoint. It is as crispy and juicy as original fried chicken, but much healthier!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
Faux Fried Chicken Wings
- Chicken wings (or your preference)
- 1-2 tbsp. Garlic powder
- 1-2 tbsp. Onion powder
- Cayenne powder to taste
- Sea Salt to taste
- 2 cups of buttermilk (Can be substituted with coconut milk and coconut butter.)
- 2 cups of organic breadcrumbs (See options below.)
Prepare the chicken:
Add organic chicken (I personally prefer wings) to a bowl of buttermilk or a mixture of coconut milk and a few pieces of coconut butter (try nutiva® coconut manna). Let the chicken pieces soak for about half an hour.
Prepare the crust:
- Store bought organic breadcrumbs
- Tear slices of organic quinoa bread into small pieces and place in a food processor or magic bullet. Pulse until you have crumbs. Spread the crumbs on a baking sheet to lightly toast.
Pour approximately 2 cups of crumbs into a bowl. Add garlic, onion, cayenne powder and sea salt to taste.
Put it all together:
Time to Bake:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Bake chicken wings for 30 minutes (longer for larger pieces).