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Let them fly

It’s FOOTBALL SEASON! That means I have the perfect excuse to eat excessive amounts of junk food on Wednesdays and Sundays. What a beautiful sport! Of course, I am joking. A little bit at least. I’m not very big on snacking. Not only is it bad for my wallet, but it’s also bad for my waste line. So I watch my Redskins win by sipping lemon water and maybe having some popcorn. But that doesn’t mean I don’t indulge every once in awhile. After all, today is our first game of the season. What kind of fan would I be if I didn’t…make some wings?!

That’s right, today I decided to try my hand at cooking up some wings. Well, technically they are little drumettes, but who’s really paying that close attention? Anyway, I play around with a few different ideas on how to prepare them. Since my kitchen is small, I opted against frying. I really hate how it makes the whole house smell like grease. But did I want to marinate my wings and then bake them? Or perhaps dredge them in flour to make them extra crispy? There seemed like so many options for my oven.

In the end, I chose to simply bake them on high heat. The skin got nice and crispy without worrying about if adding flour was going to make the whole lot soggy. Plus, no frying!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package chicken drumettes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Buffalo sauce (I used Texas Pete Fiery Sweet)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Rinse the drumettes and pat them dry with paper towels

Hit those babies with salt and pepper!

 

Line a cookie sheet (or your trusted pizza pan) with some aluminum foil. If you forgot (as usual) to preheat you oven, go ahead and do that now. 4oo degrees please! One day you’ll be a good baker and remember to preheat, one day…

Take your seasoned chicken and mix it up with some oil. I would prefer to use olive oil, but I was plum out so canola oil will just have to do. No worries! This step can be done in a bowl if you prefer, but I rather save some clean dishes and coat the chicken right on the lined cookie sheet

 

Get your hands in there!

 

All done for now. Bake for 45 minutes for some nice crunch. I do like added texture myself

 

After 45 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and admire your handy work. Just lovely! At this point, you can make your own buffalo/wing sauce and toss it all together. But it’s game day and I was feeling lazy so I just heated up some Texas Pete in the microwave. That’s just how we do things sometimes. Toss…

 

 

…and serve! If you haven’t noticed, I served my wings with extra sauce on the side because I like to get messy (and the fiery sweet is more sweet than fiery), but feel free to serve with some ranch or blue cheese. It’s your game food after all!

 

Go SKINS!

 

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