Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Emeril's Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

The second recipe I made from the latest edition of "Everyday Food" actually comes from Emeril. He has a guest spot in the mag & this month's recipe had The Hubs name written all over it! He LOVES wings, but I've never attempted them at home. However, Emeril made them look pretty simple (he actually had a kid making them in the photos).

I made this last night & they were SO GOOD!! The Hubs loved them & surprisingly, so did I. We will definitely be making them again soon.

Note: Below is the original recipe. I halved everything & it made just the right amount for the 2 of us.


* 4 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint (wing tips removed)
* 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
* 1 Tbsp. ground pepper
* 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
* 1 Tbsp. onion powder
* 2 tsp. coarse salt
* 2 tsp. dried thyme
* 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
* 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
* blue cheese or ranch dressing or BBQ sauce for dipping


1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees & line a large rimmed backing sheet with foil.

2. In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with lemon juice. Add pepper, garlic & lemon powders & salt. Toss again. Add thyme, cayenne & melted butter. Toss again.

3. Arrange wings in one layer on baking sheet.

4. Cook for 20 minutes, then rotate sheet & flip wings.

5. Cook until wings are browned & cooked through, about 10 more minutes.

6. Serve with dipping sauce

And an ice cold beer...if you're The Hubs!

My Tid-Bits:

* These wings were SO EASY to make. Prep time was less than 15 minutes. The hardest part was cutting the wings in half.

* If you have issues with handling raw chicken...this cooking adventure isn't for you. Just go to your favorite Wing place (shout out to Wings N More!!).

* Next time I will either use non-stick foil or coat the foil with Pam to avoid sticking.

* I made ranch dressing from a packet of Hidden Valley dressing mix. Yummy! It made the perfect sauce for dipping.

* Serving size is 6 pieces for 420 calories. However, if you're like me & pull off most of the skin, the calories decrease significantly. (Although dipping them in ranch may negate the removal of skin).

1 comment:

  1. I made it with the melted butter and without. I prefered it without. I lined the baking sheet with parchment paper and it worked fine: no Pam required. My preference was to use blue cheese dressing. Excellent recipe.