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Honey citrus wings

Honey citrus wings

I love chicken, well loved chicken wings (insert crying emoji lol) so I am always playing with different ingredients to spice up my favorite food.  Since my New Years resolution is to give up chicken along with dairy I had to make sure I said farewell with a bang….and boy did I.  So, it’s no secret that I love cooking with beer. It’s seriously the best marinade and can instantly turn most poultry from blah to AH-MAZING. I was craving lemon pepper wings from wing stop but decided I wanted something a little different from the normal lemon pepper wings. So, I went into the lab (my kitchen lol) and just started pulling random items from my fridge and cupboard and settled on these few items as the star players; lemons, limes, and honey.  To say these wings are good is seriously an understatement.  A friend of mine who hates chicken btw grabbed one the day after I cooked them and she could not stop raving about how amazing they were. Let me also tell you these wings were cold and a day old when she took her first bite.  I knew then that you guys needed this recipe in your life, although I wanted to be a bit shady and keep it to myself since I won’t be able to indulge anymore.  I kid, I kid…kinda.

This recipe is super easy and can be cooked in the deep fryer on in the oven for my healthier folks.  Either way they are a hit.  I even made a mini video tutorial for my Instagram so check that out if you get lost on anything, although I doubt that you will because again this recipe is really simple.

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Honey citrus wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 1-3 hours
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 1-3 hours
Servings
Instructions
  1. Pour lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and the zest from both citruses in a medium bowl and whisk until well combined 
  2. Place wings in a large bowl and season with sea salt, black pepper, red peppers, and granulated garlic. Pour your juice mixture and beer over wings and use a spoon to stir mixture. Place in refrigerator and marinate for at least an hour (2-3 hrs. if you have the time)
  3. Make dry rub while wings are cooking. Stir paprika, cayenne pepper, granulated garlic, and red peppers together. 
  4. Drain wings.
  5. (Only complete this step if you're frying your wings) Heat oil in pan or deep fryer. Lay out paper towels on a baking sheet and spread wings in a single layer. Take paper towels and dab wings to remove moisture. Once oil is hot cook wings for 10-12 minutes making sure to turn frequently to avoid burning. While wings are cooking layer bakings dish or a plate with paper towels and sit a rack or colander on top of paper towels, when wings are finished cooking place them in colander or on rack and allow the oil to drain and wings to cool.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. 
  7. Place wings on a rack over a cookie sheet (to catch drippings) and bake for 45 minutes, turning halfway through.  During last 7 minutes turn on broil and allow wings to get crispy layer. Remove from over and serve with your favorite dipping sauce (although none is needed).


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