Paleo Hot Wings
Hot wings are an all-time American classic. What isn’t classic is the amount of fat and sodium that comes along with these deep-fried wings smothered in sauces. Traditionally, a serving of 4 deep-fried hot wings contains 240 calories with 17 grams of fat and 60 milligrams of cholesterol (20% of your recommended limit for cholesterol intake for the day). You can still enjoy these hot wings without the fat and sodium…and eat as many as your stomach can handle without feeling sick to your stomach! For me, that was about 20 this past Super Bowl Sunday. Par for the course. I also had no idea that Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce is actually paleo-friendly. A few other paleo hot sauces include Tabasco Brand Habanero Sauce, Tropical Pepper XXXXtra Hot Habanero Pepper Sauce, and Trader Joe’s Habanero Hot Sauce. Coming in hot, take your pick!
- 2 pounds of chicken wings and drummetes
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 12 oz. Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix garlic powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, salt and black pepper together in a small bowl.
- Rub spice mix on the chicken wings and drummetes and place on a lightly greased baking sheet lined with foil.
- Bake for 45 minutes until crispy.
- In a small saucepan, mix the hot sauce, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar together over low heat.
- Add a dash of garlic powder, salt and black pepper to the sauce and continue to stir over low heat for 5 minutes.
- When chicken has finished baking, add to a large bowl and toss with sauce until evenly coated.