Now you can get your game day party started "guilt-free" with the Party Girl Diet's Sweet & Spicy Party Wings recipe, one of the healthy party food "recipe makeovers" in the Party Girl Diet's new Super Abs Playbook Kindle/E-book Edition.
The Party Girl Diet's Super Abs Playbook's Sweet n' Spicy Chicken Party Wing Recipe below reduces the amount of saturated fat and sodium as compared to regular fried Party Chicken Wing Recipes. PLUS – The Super Abs Playbook's Secret Spice Rub, and healthy “skinny swaps” such as V-8 juice instead of hot sauce, and olive oil instead of butter offer additional nutritional benefits making this one of the healthiest Hot Party Wings Recipes you’ll ever find.
Game Day Party Starter: Super Abs Playbook's Sweet & Spicy Party Chicken Wings:
Makes approximately 2 dozen wings, simply double and triple recipe as needed
Preheat outdoor grill for high heat; or preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 1: Rinse approximately 4 pounds of chicken wings (separated at joints – drummettes and wings, (tips discarded - optional) pat dry, and set a side.
Step 2: Combine the following Super Abs Playbook *spices to create a “spice rub” in a large mixing bowl and mix well (Reserve 2 Tbs. for use in Sweet & Spicy Party Wings Sauce):
- *1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- *1 tablespoon powdered garlic – OR 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (please do not use garlic salt)
- *2 teaspoons ground cumin (AKA: Turmeric)
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- dash sea salt
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- Few tablespoons of olive oil for drizzling prior to baking or fat free olive oil cooking spray
- 1 or 2 bottles of low-fat or fat free or low-fat blue cheese and/or ranch dressing for dipping.
Step 3: Combine the following ingredients to make The Super Abs Playbook Sweet & Spicy Sauce:
- 1 cup organic honey
- 3/4 cups low-sodium Spicy V-& Juice (original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of Louisiana style hot sauce which is off the charts in sodium).
- 1/2 cup First Cold Pressed (original recipe calls for 3/4 cups butter – which is a lot of saturated fat)
- 2 tablespoons reserved Super Abs Playbook spice rub, from above.
After blending all of the dry spice ingredients well, reserve a few tablespoons of the mixture for use in the Super Abs Playbook Sweet & Spicy Sauce.
Step 4: Add the cleaned wings to the mixing bowl of spices and stir to coat well. You can cover (loosely) and refrigerate for a few hours OR cook immediately – see **cooking directions below.
Step 5: When you are ready to cook the wings:
**For the grill: Cook the wings over direct heat until they are golden brown and crispy, about 15 to 25 minutes. Turn them over and put them on indirect heat, flipping frequently, as required. (Be sure they do not char).
Step 6: While the wings are grilling/cooking, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the honey, olive oil, and low sodium spicy V-8 juice stirring frequently.
Add the reserved 2 tablespoons of the Super Abs Playbook spice mix. Bring to a simmer and keep warm until ready to use.
Step 7: When the wings are done baking or grilling, add the wings to a large mixing bowl, pour in the sauce and mix to coat well.
Step 8: Place the wings on a tin foil lined baking sheet pan (wire rack optional) and pop the sauced up wings under the broiler for a few minutes to heat through right before serving.
Serve family style on a large platter lined with leaf lettuce and provide traditional trimmed celery stalks and fat free or low-fat blue cheese or ranch dressing as dipping sauces on the side.
Until next time...keep the party going ~ Aprilanne