February 9, 2016

Gluten Free Game Day Wings

Game Day Wings

Game Day Wings = Impossible to Find

First off, can I just say that wings are near impossible to find the day before the Super Bowl? (Disclaimer: I don’t recommend grocery shopping last minute like I did, but whoops, I was in NYC all week and my hubby decided to throw a last minute party.)

Whew! Thank goodness I had put together a Pinterest Board for my last post, “Touchdown Dance Your Way to a Healthy Game Day”. We went to 3 different grocery stores and couldn’t find fresh chicken wings anywhere! We finally settled for a bag of frozen wings, which worked just fine!

If you’re going to use frozen, just make sure to thoroughly defrost them overnight in the refrigerator. I promise they will still taste great!

GLUTEN FREE GAME DAY WINGS

Healthy, but Delicious!

What I love most about this recipe is that these game day wings are way healthier than the typical breaded and deep fried version. Plus, they’re gluten-free! And the best part? The men all loved them! They ate them all up, licked every last bite off of their fingers, and went back for seconds and thirds!

I used Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo Sriracha to make a Southwestern Avocado Dip. I discovered “Just Mayo” at a local sandwich shop last week and was instantly obsessed. I couldn’t believe I had found a gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free mayo, so I ordered a Trio of Flavors from Amazon Prime on the spot. It definitely came in hand, and ended up being the perfect combination of spice and flavor to complement our game day wings!

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dip

Ingredients

Wings
Chicken Wings, 2 pounds
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Dip
Avocado, 1 medium
Just Mayo Sriracha, 1/4 cup (can sub with regular mayo and a dash of chili powder or red pepper flakes)
Cilantro (chopped), 1/4 cup
Lime Juice, 1/2 lime
Sauce
Lime Juice, 1/3 cup
Honey, 3 tbsp.
Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce), 1 tbsp.
Lime Zest (grated Lime Peel), 1 tsp.

Recipe

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper and bake for 50-60 minutes (on a wire rack over foil).
3. While the wings cook, combine the dip ingredients (avocado, mayo, cilantro, lime juice) in a food processor until creamy. Allow to cool in the refrigerator.
4. With 10 minutes left on the wings, begin the preparation for the sauce. Heat lime juice, honey, coconut aminos, lime zest, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium. Sauté on low for 8-10 minutes.
5. Once done, pour mixture over baked wings and toss. Garnish with lime zest and lime wedges.
6. Serve with Creamy Southwestern Avocado Dip and Enjoy!
Honey Lime Chicken Wings
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xoxo,
Raquel
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