Boyfriend Recipe: Zesty (baked) Chicken Wings.
I never really considered myself as someone who was “into fitness.” That is, until I dated my last boyfriend, who didn’t give a flying fuck about being healthy or fit.
When it came to me needing time away from him to hit the gym, he would get angry. If I told him I was cooking turkey tacos, he groaned, because he didn’t appreciate healthy eats. However, I couldn’t eat his diet of Buffalo Wild Wings and pizza all the time, unless I wanted to be as big as a house.
So I tried to make things he liked to eat, but make them healthier. While my efforts went unnoticed (he was sleeping with a fat girl on the side), I’m happy to share my recipe with you, assuming your boyfriend gives a damn.
I made Bethenny Frankel’s Zesty Baked Chicken Wings from her book, The SkinnyGirl Dish. I nixed the bread crumbs, and they were still delicious, but here’s Bethenny’s recipe:
- 3 tb olive oil
- 1 tb dijon mustard
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 ts minced garlic
- 1/2 ts salt
- 1/2 ts pepper
- 1 tb lemon juice
- 1/2 ts lemon zest
- 16 chicken wings, halved at joint with tips removed
- 1 c freshly grated parmesan
- 1 1/2 c whole wheat bread crumbs
Combine the olive oil, mustard, cayenne, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and zest in a bowl until well-combined. Pour the marinade over the wings in a Ziplock bag and let them sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (up to 4 hours).
In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, and parsley. When the wings are done marinating, coat them in the breadcrumb mixture and place on a pan. Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes, rotating halfway through.
I made these with baked onion rings, and everything tasted delicious!
Posted on March 10, 2014, in The Recipe and tagged alcoholic, Bethenny Frankel, breakup, breakups, BWW, chicken wings, dating, drinking, ex boyfriends, heartbreak, Holly A. Phillips, How to Make Lemonade, life, relationships, single, Skinny Girl, The Bitter Lemon, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.