Football season is among us, and game-day bites are all the rave. No matter what “diet” you are on (unless you’re vegetarian or vegan), no one can say no to a batch of deliciously crispy wings.
I have a great recipe of oven “fried” chicken that was very popular on my old blog (don’t worry, I will be bringing it back next month), but I’ve never tried gluten free crispy wings.
You can eat as many of these wings as you’d like and not feel guilty (even though you should NEVER feel guilty for feeding your body). These bad boys are not only crispy, tender, flavorful and delicious, but they are also BAKED and not fried. 100% healthier.
You will need: (Cook time: 1hour and 10 minutes) 1 pound wings, 1 pound drumsticks, brown rice flour, seasoning of choice (I used italian mixed seasoning), EVOO, and parsley for garnish
(warning, raw meat photo below)
You want to take your wings (I used organic, hormone and antibiotic free, and preservative free wings from wholefoods) and clean them.
When I say clean them, I mean remove any little hairs there may be, trim the fat, take off skin if you’d like. Then you want to rinse the meat and pat it completely dry. Add in your seasoning.
Although some people may feel that the salt in the seasoning may draw out the moisture, I am an advocate in seasoned meat. I cannot stand bland dishes. I seasoned my meat and it turned out fine. The key is to make sure you re-apply the EVOO mid-bake.
Add in your brown rice flour and place your wings on a baking rack. I placed my baking rack over my pyrex dish. This set-up allows the drip from the meat to fall into the dish, and the meat is able to crisp up rather than become soggy from the drip.
You will then want to drizzle EVOO over the top of the wings. Don’t be shy, the oil allows the meat to remain moist and crisp up. Place the wings in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. Don’t be alarmed (like I was) if you check on it at 30 minutes and it doesn’t seem crispy at all. Let them stay in the oven a little bit longer and then flip them to the other side.
Once you flip them, add some more EVOO. Place them back in the oven for another 30 minutes. Check every so often to make sure it’s crisping up to your liking, and flip it again. Then remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes. Add some parsley for garnish, and serve!
I really hope you enjoyed this recipe and that your wings turn out as delicious as mine did.
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