Saturday, February 11, 2012

I Want Wings

Many of us are on a “paleo challenge” at the moment, and are looking for some variety in our meals. Wings are great for a nice casual dinner and even better for a snack to grab and go. These wings need to sit in a marinade for about 8 hours, so prepare them early in the day or let them sit overnight before cooking.

Serve them up with guacamole or salsa for dipping.

Ingredients for Marinade:
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and cut into slices
5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons raw honey (melted in microwave)
½ teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
Juice of 2 limes
½ teaspoon sea salt
Zest of 1 lime

Remaining ingredients:
3 lbs. of chicken wings (skin removed)
Fresh cilantro
1 lime

Remove the zest of 1 lime. Set aside.

Combine the jalapeno through sea salt in a blender or small food processor. Process until well combined.

Place the chicken in a large bowl or Ziploc bag. Coat with the processed mixture. Mix in lime zest. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 8 hours or overnight.

Move a shelf in your oven to 6” below top heating element. Preheat your broiler to high. Place the chicken on baking sheets covered in parchment or tin foil. Broil 6” from heating element. Cook about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked all the way through.

Serve wings with chopped cilantro and extra slices of lime. 

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