When the temperatures hit -20...-30...and even lower, we don't feel like eating light and fresh--we crave comfort foods! We've got just the thing to cheer you up on a wintry day: Homemade Gluten Free Boneless Chicken Wings.
Normally, store-bought (or take out) chicken wings are not really all that healthy. Sure, they contain chicken--but that's about where it ends (and, usually it's conventionally processed, hormone- and antibiotic-laden chicken that is void of many nutritional benefits). The wings are often breaded (hello gluten and wheat), deep fried (inflammation, anyone?), and smothered in sugar sauces filled with preservatives (can you say blood sugar spikes?). If you've made the commitment to eat well and nourish your body, chances are you've stricken chicken wings from your menu... until now.
Chicken wings canbe made healthier! Of course, making anything from scratch in the comfort of your own kitchen usually guarantees it's going to be healthier than anything you'd buy that's pre-made or anything you'd get in a restaurant. This is because you have control over the ingredients and take the time to prepare things properly. These wings are no exception.
While they could more adequately be called bites, "wings" makes you feel like you're indulging--without the guilt part. These homemade wings are coated in coconut flours and gluten free breadcrumbs--both healthier alternatives to conventional breading. They are seasoned with natural flavours like whole mineral-rich salt, pepper, and paprika. They're cooked in a pan instead of deep fried, and you can even bake these in the oven for a healthier (and juicy!) version. Finally, you get to choose the sauce you add, whether it be a homemade BBQ sauce or a natural clean version like Amazing Dad's Original BBQ Sauce. Voila! A healthy comfort meal made fresh at home with real ingredients. Plus, it'll remind you of summer, sitting on a patio enjoying BBQ'd food and the warm sunshine... Enjoy!
Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Wings
3-4 slices of gluten free bread or 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
½ cup coconut flour
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in bite size pieces
2 Tbsp grapeseed oil ¾ cups sauce of choice