May 8, 2013

Freezer Meal Swap - January 2013

I chose this thinking it would give my fellow swappers something for the Super Bowl. Whether that is when they ate them or not, I don't know. We just barley ate them a couple weeks ago and I wish we would have waited for the grill. First problem is I don't really care for wings but I was going to give it try since I thought the sauce sounded delicious. Second, I don't think baking allowed for the flavor to come through. If I make this again, I will definitely not prepare it as a freezer meal and I might have to try it with thighs or breasts.

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Spicy Lime & Honey Wings
from What’s Cookin’ Chicago
Print Recipe

3 lbs chicken wings/chicken drumettes
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 cloves minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp grated lime zest
1 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce - optional)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)

To prepare the wings in the oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the wings in a bowl with salt, pepper, minced garlic and olive oil. Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until just cooked through, about 30 minutes.

To prepare the wings on the grill: Preheat a grill to high. Grill the wings until marked, 10 to 15 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer the marinade to a saucepan and cook until slightly thick, about 8 minutes (you can do this on the grill as well). Drizzle the wings with the sauce and top with cilantro, if desired.

If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan indoors, bake them in the oven or saute in a little butter in a skillet until warmed through.

Make the sauce: Combine the lime zest and juice, honey, cumin, adobo sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in a bowl. Pour over the warm wings and let marinate at least 30 minutes.

* To make ahead/freezer meal - Place raw uncooked chicken wings and sauce in a gallon sized freezer bag, freeze. When ready to prepare, defrost and bake or grill as outlined above.

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