Chicken wings, baby…do I really need to say more?
Wings are, my second-favorite piece of the bird (sorry, nothin’ beats the Pope’s Nose).
Without the greasy heaviness of a deep-fried wing, things wings go just as well with a nice pilsner or a glass of white wine.
MY KITCHEN Outreach Program
Garlic-Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings
2 tsp spicy Italian seasoning
1 cup fine breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 pounds chicken wings
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Balsamic Butter (recipe below)
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
Preheat your oven to 400F. Mix together the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, chili powder, the shredded parm, and salt.
Mix together the butter, fresh basil, and garlic. Melt in a pan and keep hot.
Toss chicken wings, 3-4 at a time, with basil butter, then toss with breadcrumb cheese mixture.
Lay the chicken wings on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake the chicken wings for 20-25 minutes.
Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.
While the chicken is baking:
In a small sauce pan, melt and mix together the ingredients for your balsamic butter sauce.
Sprinkle with freshly chopped Italian parsley and serve with the balsamic butter sauce for dipping.
Balsamic Butter Sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
Combine all in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer whisking constantly, remove from heat nd allow to cool slightly. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.