Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sauce & Celery Sticks with Blue Cheese Dip
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Crispy chicken wings - baked not fried! Dip them in honey garlic sauce and serve alongside celery sticks with blue cheese dip.
Ingredients
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sauce
  • 3⅓ lbs /1.5 kg Chicken Wings, tips removed and drumette and wingette separated
Spice Coating for Wings
  • 1½ tbsp /22 ml baking powder
  • 1 tsp /5 ml paprika
  • ¼ tsp /1.25 ml salt
  • ¼ tsp /1.25 ml pepper
  • 1 tsp /5 ml chili flakes, optional to taste
Honey Garlic Sauce for Wings
  • 1 c /240 ml Honey
  • 3 medium cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp /30 ml Soy Sauce, preferably Japanese
Celery Sticks & Blue Cheese Dip
  • 2 Celery stalks to make 8 sticks
  • ½ c /120 ml Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • ¾ c /180 ml non-fat, plain Greek Yogurt, preferably a creamy brand like Libertê
  • ½ Lemon, juiced (approx. 2 tbsp /30 ml)
  • ¼ tsp /1.25 ml Salt
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed to a paste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Instructions
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sauce
  1. Remove tips from wings and separate drumette and wingette. Optional – French the drumettes by pushing the meat down to towards the meaty end of the drumette, creating a lollipop shape)
  2. Mix spice coating in large bowl. Place chicken wings into the spice mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Place coated wings on baking tray and store in fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Use a spiked silicone mat or wire rack for more even cooking and to let fat drip away from the meat. (The surface of the uncooked wings dries while they sit so that the baked wings will be crispy.)
  4. Preheat oven to 375F /190C and bake for 45 minutes.
Honey Garlic Sauce
  1. Place all sauce ingredients into small pot.
  2. Bring to a boil at medium heat, stirring occasionally. (approx. 10 mins.)
  3. Dip chicken wings in sauce to coat. Do this just before serving to preserve crispiness.
Celery Sticks & Blue Cheese Dip
  1. Cut celery stalks into finger-sized sticks.
  2. In medium bowl, stir yogurt, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
  3. Finely crumble blue cheese and place into the bowl and stir well. Cheese will be well mixed into the dip but the dip should be slightly lumpy.
Note
  1. Total Cooking time for the wings does not include the time that wings sit in the fridge before you put them in the oven.
Recipe by You Next Year - Health is fun at https://younextyear.com/crispy-baked-chicken-wings-celery-blue-cheese-bacon-bourbon/