Thursday, August 4, 2011

Quite Healthy and Simple Chicken Wings Marinade

Chicken wings are not the healthiest thing to eat on Earth, but who does not crave them from time to time? And we all like when they are quite moist, juicy and unfortunately - tasting quite fat. I am among the sinful fans. Yes, I know I am sooo bad. Just I don't know why when I eat them, I feel like being in heaven, not in hell.;) I figured out that actually I would like to eat chicken wings being moist with mainly some healthy fat.   Olive oil is very healthy and it tastes nice with chicken.  Herbs should be added to make all this fat from chicken and oil more digestible, and also more delicious, in my opinion! And soy sauce makes wings quite tender, it also has a high sodium content - you don't need additional salt. This recipe is so simple!  Just this quick and easy-to-prepare marinade, rubbed into your chicken, wait 30 minutes and then - to the oven!  Enjoy it with a plenty of veggies, like cooked cauliflower, broccoli, mashed potatoes and home-made coleslaw. And with those sides - your sins will be completely forgiven.:)

For about 30 chicken wings, you need:

  • Half a cup of olive oil
  • Half a cup of soy sauce
  • Fresh or dried herbs, like marjoram, thyme, basil
  • One or two tsp of garlic (depends how you like garlic, I like it very garlicky!)
  • Half a tsp of black pepper
  • Half a tsp of cayenne pepper
  • Half a tsp of turmeric
  • One tsp of paprika

Rub the marinade carefully and generously into your wings in a large bowl.  Let the wings soak the marinade for about 30 min (or even longer, if you have time). Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Transfer the wings with all the marinade to a large baking dish, bake for about 15 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 25 minutes. Yum!