Football Eats: Chicken Wings

Are you ready for some football??!!! The NFL games kick off on Thursday, Sept. 10th. College started their games this past weekend, and of course, the younger players have already started up or will be soon. It’s time for the office pools to begin as well, not that I’m encouraging gambling or anything of that sort! Last night, during our neighbor’s farewell to summer barbeque, the men got down to serious business: Fantasy Football. Really? Am I the only one who doesn’t get this?!

In our house, we love to watch the Chargers play, although we PREFER for them to win! My 8-year old, the Professor, is totally into football, as well, and loves to tell us random facts he has learned about the game or the players. Whether you are a fan of the game or not, you should be a fan of the football eats! I know I am! Snacking during the game is big time fun. And this week, I am dedicating my blog to the snacks we love, especially during game time.

Today it’s all about WINGS! Chicken wings, that is! And I have two great recipes to share with you.

Red Hot Sticky Wings (pictured above)

This recipe requires a little work, but it’s worth it! Put your seasoned chicken sings in a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350ºF. Then, you fry the wings in hot oil to get them crunchy for about 8-10 minutes. The sauce you make for the wings combines garlic, barbecue sauce, pomegranate juice, hot sauce and honey. You can also control the heat on these wings by the amount of hot sauce and red pepper flakes you use. For the full recipe, click here.

Orange-Laquered Wings

This is a yummy recipe with our without the spice. The sauce you use can be made from orange, peach or apricot jam. Combine it with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and the optional red-pepper flakes, then pour it over the wings. Put the wings on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil and lightly oiled and broil at 500ºF for about 20 minutes. Super easy and super delicious. The Professor ate these up quick! For the full recipe, click here.

Both recipes will leave you licking your fingers and reaching for more! Serve with your choice of veggies to cool your mouth off, from the traditional to the equally crunchy: carrots, celery, jicama, red or yellow bell peppers, asparagus, or cucumbers.

Go Bolts! To look up your team’s schedule, click here!

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