Chicken wings

Super hot and spicy chicken wings that are low carb too

Super hot and spicy chicken wings that are low carb too

Spicy chicken wings were on my mind all day after I watched Megatoad (aka Matt Stonie) eating sixty-five (65) chicken wings on his YouTube channel. He starts mild and steps up to the really hot and spicy chicken wings towards the end and then has a mishap with sauce in his eye.

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I went grocery shopping this morning and picked up eight wings for $4.50.

In the meantime podcasting friends from the USA who were being snowed upon were talking about blazing hot buffalo wings too. I reckon if I was snowed upon and freezing cold I’d want hot and spicy chicken wings too. You could argue I’m eating these at the wrong time of the year, especially when today got to 37 °C (98.6 °F). I had the oven on for an hour so it warmed up the living area even more. I do like a warm environment and today was certainly warm, it’s a pity it wasn’t humid.

Chicken wings and thigh cutlets Super hot and spicy chicken wings

Recipe

Blazing hot chilli and pepper nut crusted chicken wings served on stir-fried kale and cabbage salad with French mustard and cream Super hot and spicy chicken wings Gary Lum
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Super hot and spicy chicken wings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Super hot and spicy chicken wings made with ground Queensland nuts, smoked almonds, iodised salt, black peppercorns, smoked paprika, dried mixed herbs, bird’s eye chillies, and chilli flakes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 1
Calories: 500 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 8 Chicken wings
  • 1 Handful Queensland nuts
  • 1/2 Handful Smoked almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon Iodised salt flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried mixed herbs
  • 2 Dried bird's eye chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Chilli flakes
  • 2 Handfuls Shredded kale
  • 1 Packet Coleslaw
  • 1 Tablespoon French mustard
  • 100 mL Pouring cream
Instructions
  1. In a coffee grinder, grind Queensland nuts, smoked almonds, iodised salt, black peppercorns, smoked paprika, dried mixed herbs, bird’s eye chillies, and chilli flakes.

  2. Rub this into the skin of eight chicken wings.

  3. Roast for 1 hour at 150 °C.

    Blazing hot chilli and pepper nut crusted chicken wings ready for the oven Super hot and spicy chicken wings Gary Lum
  4. Stir-fry the kale and coleslaw until the cabbage has wilted.

  5. Add the pouring cream and French mustard and stir through.

  6. Serve the wings on the stir-fried salad with some cream cheese.

Recipe Notes

By default I make all my recipes 500 Calories.

Photographs

Shredded Kale and coleslaw

This shot was taken while I was grocery shopping this morning.

Kale and coleslaw Hot and spicy chicken wings Gary Lum

Chilli and nut crusted chicken wings ready for the oven

I dried some bird’s eye chillis in the oven earlier in the afternoon to get the flat nice and cozy.

Blazing hot chilli and pepper nut crusted chicken wings ready for the oven Super hot and spicy chicken wings Gary Lum
Blazing hot chilli and pepper nut crusted chicken wings ready for the oven

Dinner is served

It may look like a large piece of cream cheese, but it went well with the hot and spicy chicken wings.

Blazing hot chilli and pepper nut crusted chicken wings served on stir-fried kale and cabbage salad with French mustard and cream Super hot and spicy chicken wings Gary Lum
Blazing hot chilli and pepper nut crusted chicken wings served on stir-fried kale and cabbage salad with French mustard and cream

Questions and answers

Why do you like hot and spicy chicken wings?

The meat is always tender, the skin is easy to get crispy and it’s always good to have some chilli and nuts every day.

What’s with the kale?

Lots of fibre and some iron.

How is this a low carb meal?

Rather than using any sugar or sweet syrups in the rub like a lot of recipes, I made a shot and spicy nutty rub and really massaged it into the skin.

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I know some people like to use the microwave oven but in my mind, the corn lacks something when cooked that way. With the method, I describe you can also add some aromatic spices or herbs like rosemary and garlic in the wrapped aluminium foil. 

Tonight’s dinner

For tonight’s dinner, I had some chicken wings which I laid out on a couple of pieces of Helga’s pumpkin seed bread in a large frying pan. I added some super hot chilli flakes to the chicken as well as some salt and cracked black pepper. I also added a little olive oil to the chicken to help keep the skin from burning. 

Along with the aluminium foil wrapped ear of sweet corn, I put the chicken and bread in an oven at 200 °C for 20 minutes and then turned it down to 150 °C for 25 minutes. 

The meal turned out nicely. The fried bread was a luxurious touch. 

Hot and spicy chicken wings with sweet corn Gary Lum Yummy Lummy I know some people like to use the microwave oven but in my mind, the corn lacks something when cooked that way. With the method, I describe you can also add some aromatic spices or herbs like rosemary and garlic in the wrapped aluminium foil. Cooking sweet corn
Hot and spicy chicken wings with sweet corn

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Cheesy chicken wings with spam

Cheesy chicken wings with spam

 
 
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Spam and chicken again!

Even though cheesy chicken wings make great footy food, there isn’t any football worth watching tonight.

So the manflu continues. Last night was awful, I coughed all night. This morning as I lumbered out of bed my throat felt like it was on fire, my neck was stiff from a really poor ‘sleeping’ position but my phlegm wasn’t as tenacious as it was yesterday. Perhaps the spam helped after all.

Some friends on social media have suggested a chicken broth may help. I’m too lazy to make chicken soup. As I was shopping this morning I thought it would be nice to use up the remaining spam and have some chicken wings.

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What you need to make this

  • About 500 grams of chicken wings
  • Olive oil
  • Some diced spam
  • Grated Coon cheese
  • Slices of red, green and yellow capsicum
  • Wedges of potato
  • Slices of onion
  • Some chopped jalapeño pepper and red chilli with spring onions and chives
  • Panko crumbs

How do you put it all together?

  1. In a large bowl add the chicken wings and everything except the chopped jalapeño pepper and red chilli with spring onions and chives
  2. Mix everything well and then lay it out on some baking paper in a roasting tray
  3. Cook in an oven at 150 °C for 1 hour
  4. Remove from the oven and garnish with the chopped jalapeño pepper and red chilli with spring onions and chives
  5. Set aside some cheesy chicken wings and spam for lunches

Prepare it for a photograph

  1. Plate up
  2. Shoot a photograph
  3. Eat the meal of cheesy chicken wings and spam
  4. Wash the dishes
  5. Make a nice picture using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
  6. Write the recipe
  7. Blog and Vlog (verbs)
Spam with cheesy chicken wings
Spam with cheesy chicken wings

How did the cheesy chicken wings taste?

Great. These cheesy chicken wings would be great to eat while watching the footy.

By the way, I was so happy that Fiji won the rugby 7s at the Rio Olympic Games. There is no more deserving team. I can just imagine how their government will react. Hopefully the team will receive a ticker tape welcome on their return.

Final words

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Baked fried pan grilled jerk chicken wings in buffalo barbecue sauce

Mmm…chicken wings in America are really good.

Photograph of Chicken Wings baked fried and chargrilled jerk seasoned wings tossed in buffalo barbecue sauce

I’m in Washington, D.C. for work at the moment. I was recently chatting with an American friend on Twitter about barbecue food and she mentioned chicken wings. I love chicken wings. As much as I am a ‘thigh man’, chicken wings are fantastic. The meat is always tender and sweet and it’s relatively easy to get the skin to be nice and crispy.

I thought I would take the opportunity while I am in the USA to try some barbecue chicken wings.

I ordered some from the room service menu. They arrived hot and smelled really good.

Unfortunately, the room lighting was poor. I had all the incandescent lamps on and in a dark room the yellow cast was very pronounced.

The wings were good. The skin was crispy, salty and sweet with a little tang. The meat was moist, tender and soft enough to be sucked off the bone. The serving size was also generous. I forgot to add the blue cheese sauce into the photograph. My friend asked if I had some. Indeed I did.

I’d happily eat these again.

I also ate a nice ribeye steak with the bone in last night.

Ribeye steak I’m developing a real liking for Mac and cheese with my main meals 

I went to another place with colleagues and enjoyed a nice pork chop with Brussels sprouts cooked with bacon and a side of Mac and cheese. That was really nice.

I spent a little time at the Capitol building and got to sit in and watch a couple of senators make speeches on national security.

Abraham Lincoln looks sad
Abraham Lincoln looks sad
Geographical centre of Washington, D.C.
Geographical centre of Washington, D.C.

Footy food for state of origin 2

Tonight’s match was the most important game of rugby league this year. Queensland needed to defeat NSW to ensure not just a series win but a set up for a clean sweep. NSW was desperate to win to set up a decider at Lang Park.

Every state of origin match like a grand final needs footy food. In fact state of origin is more important than a grand final or an international test match so the food needs to be super tasty and super simple.

I started the day with a small simple breakfast with a big dinner in mind.

Bacon and eggs

A close up of my bacon and eggs
A close up of my bacon and eggs

For lunch I had leftover roast lamb with some cheese and leaves.

Leftover lamb with cheese and leaves
Leftover lamb with cheese and leaves

For my main meal I bought 500 grams of chicken wings. I specified the forearm equivalent, i.e., the radius and ulna and not the humerus. I reckon this has the most tender meat and when it’s cooked well it falls from the bones easily. I coated the chicken with oil and added some chicken salt, pepper and chili flakes. I put them into an oven at 150 °C for 60 minutes. I also added some Brussels sprouts and some little nubs of beef mince. To this I added some slivered almonds and pine nuts and then added a layer of grated cheese. All this is similar to what I had on the night of game 1. That night I had panko coated wings. Now that I’m doing a bit of low carb eating I’ve avoided the panko crumbs.

Chicken wings and Brussels sprouts with nubs of beef mince
Chicken wings and Brussels sprouts with nubs of beef mince
Chicken wings and Brussels sprouts from the oven
Chicken wings and Brussels sprouts from the oven
My bowl of chicken wings and Brussels sprouts
My bowl of chicken wings and Brussels sprouts
A close up of my chicken wings and Brussels sprouts
A close up of my chicken wings and Brussels sprouts

So this is the footy food I had tonight for game 2 of the 2015 state of origin series.

In the end New South Wales defeated Queensland 26:18. It was a bit of a lacklustre game tonight. Queensland’s defence wasn’t as good as it has been or should have been. Bring on game 3. A decider at Lang Park the home of Queensland rugby league.

What footy food will you have for game 3?

The best low carb chicken wings recipe

The best low carb chicken wings served with Brussels sprouts and fennel salad
Chicken wings with Brussels sprouts and fennel salad

I reckon this is the best way to cook chicken wings. It’s super easy and relatively quick allowing you time while the chicken in in the oven to attend to other important things in life like take rubbish (garbage) to the bin or sitting down and having a drink and relaxing while the news is on TV.

Like with most cooking, low and slow is best. Unlike a weekend, on a weekday after work you can’t afford to do real slow cooking unless you use a slow cooker and have it on at home in the kitchen while you’re at work constantly worrying if your rented apartment is on fire and there are firefighters picking through the debris.

The best low carb chicken wings recipe
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Chicken wings [try to get the midsection winglets, I reckon it’s the most tender part and has the sweetest flesh]
  • Brussels sprouts [I pick five to avoid a carbohydrate overload from these delicious little green balls]
  • Pepper
  • Chili flakes
  • Grape seed oil
  • Fennel
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Radish
  • Red onion
  • Lime juice
  • Mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. In the plastic bag the chicken came in add the Brussels sprouts and a good plash of oil
  2. Rub the oil all over the chicken and Brussels sprouts through the bag
  3. Add in some salt and pepper [you can use chicken salt if you like too]
  4. Empty the bag onto a baking tray lined with baking paper [for ease of cleaning]
  5. Put the baking tray into an oven at 150 °C for 1 hour [in my mind this is low and slow, it ensures well cooked (safe) and tender chicken]
  6. At the end of the hour remove the chicken and Brussels sprouts from the oven and allow the roasted meat and vegetable to rest for at least 10 minutes
  7. While the roasted meat and vegetable are resting prepare a small fennel salad with fennel, parsley, mint, radish, red onion, lime juice and a teaspoon of full fat mayonnaise [not that full fat mayonnaise is low carb while light mayonnaise replaces the fat with sugar]
  8. Plate up on a plate
  9. Shoot a photograph
  10. Eat the meal
  11. Wash the dishes
  12. Write the recipe
  13. Blog (verb)

Tips and tricks

  • If you’re interested in keeping to a low carb way of eating, avoid ‘light’ or ‘lite’ foods. Fats tend to be replaced with sugars.
  • Buy chicken winglets in a plastic bag rather than by a cling wrapped plastic tray. The plastic bag the chicken comes in helps you coat the chicken with oil plus condiments. Once you’re at a stage when you can add some carbs, the plastic bag is a great way to add bread crumbs (preferably panko crumbs) or flour.
  • Coating the Brussels sprouts in a little oil and roasting reduces the bitter taste some people complain of with Brussels sprouts

If you make this recipe please let me know.

How do you like your chicken wings?

Footy food for state of origin 1

Every state of origin match like a grand final needs footy food. In fact state of origin is more important than a grand final or an international test match so the food needs to be super tasty and super simple.

I started the day with a small simple breakfast with a big dinner in mind.

Fried egg and parmesan
Fried egg and parmesan

For lunch I made a smoked salmon, Coon cheese, cream cheese and lettuce toasted sandwich with jalapeño avocado spread.

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So for dinner I started with meat chips. These are slices of salami cooked in a hot oven and allowed to cool to a crunchy chip. I served these with cream cheese with chives and spring onion. That makes up this evening’s vegetables 

Meat chips with cream cheese. My vegetables tonight are the chives and spring onion in the cream cheese.
Meat chips with cream cheese. My vegetables tonight are the chives and spring onion in the cream cheese.

For my main meal I bought 500 grams of chicken wings. I specified the forearm equivalent, i.e., the radius and ulna and not the humerus. I reckon this has the most tender meat and when it’s cooked well it falls from the bones easily. I coated the chicken with oil and panko crumbs and added some chicken salt, golden syrup and chili flakes. I put them into an oven at 150 °C for 45 minutes.

Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup
Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup
Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup, chicken salt and chili flakes
Chicken wings ready for the oven with panko crumbs, golden syrup, chicken salt and chili flakes
Panko chicken wings with chili flakes and chicken salt
Panko chicken wings with chili flakes and chicken salt

So this is the footy food I had tonight for game 1 of the 2015 state of origin series.

I ended up finishing it before the game started. Kick off is meant to be at 8 pm but channel 9 never seems to get it right. The pre-game mucking around with singing songs no one understands and then listening to someone butcher our national anthem pushed the kick off to about 8.20 pm. I still reckon a sure winner for the national anthem is a school choir. What a thrill would it be for them to sing the national anthem for the greatest sporting event that happens three times a year for the greatest game of all.

I kept sane by listening to the game on the ABC Radio app rather than listen to the Channel 9 broadcast. There was about a 30 second delay on the telecast but it meant I didn’t have to listen to Phil Gould and Andrew Johns.

In the end Queensland defeated New South Wales 11:10. It was a tough tight game. Bring on game 2.

What footy food will you have for game 2?

 

Chicken wings and maple quinoa recipe

Normally I buy Chicken Maryland pieces but this week I have gone with chicken wings. I was thinking soy honey but ended up with maple quinoa. I hope you like this quinoa recipe.

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As is my want at the moment I cooked the quinoa in the baking tray to soak up the chicken juices as the chicken cooks. This quinoa recipe is so easy, it cooks itself.

Chicken wings and maple quinoa recipe
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Chicken wings
  • Quinoa
  • Fennel
  • Parsley
  • Capers
  • Red onion
  • White wine
  • Lime zest
  • Lime juice
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Red chili pepper
  • Tasty coon cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 150 °C
  2. In the baking tray add ⅓ cup of tricolour quinoa and then ⅓ cup white wine and then ⅓ cup water
  3. Place the chicken wings on a rack above the quinoa
  4. Drizzle one maple syrup over the chicken
  5. Grind some salt and then pepper over the chicken
  6. Add some tasty Coon cheese over the chicken
  7. Place in the oven for 1 hour
  8. As the chicken is ready to come out of the oven prepare a fennel salad with a little bite by adding the peppers plus the zest of the lime
  9. Let the chicken rest for 20 minutes while preparing the salad
  10. Spoon out the quinoa from the baking tray, it will have absorbed the chicken juices and maple syrup and will be crunchy
  11. The cheese will have also melted and dripped into the tray combining with some of the quinoa
  12. Plate up the wings and quinoa and then add the salad
  13. Shoot a photograph
  14. Eat the dish and savour the sweetness and crunchiness of the quinoa and then the cheesy goodness of the coating on the roasted chicken skin and the perfectly succulent chicken meat
  15. Wash the dishes after an initial soaking
  16. Write the recipe
  17. Blog (verb)
 

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