Oi Gente!

I looooove me a sweet and savory combo, and these wings are just that.  You can grill them, or prepare them in the oven, which makes them perfect for any entertaining occasion.

Grab your friends, and crack your cold beers open because, seriously, what else do you drink when pounding yummy wings?  Exactly.  In this case, Blue Moons go sooooo perfectly.

Orange Almond Wings

Try it and let me know how it turned out!  Don’t forget to show me your awesome dish by tagging me or by using #cookingwithaline

Serves about 4 wings

Orange Almond Wings

2 hr, 30 Prep Time

30 minCook Time

3 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Marinade:
  • 3 lbs of chicken wings
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Coarse salt for grilling
  • For the Sauce:
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 c of olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1/2 c cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 c almonds

Method

  1. Season the wings with salt and pepper, and let them sit for 10-15 mins
  2. Mix in the olive oil, garlic, and orange juice
  3. Add the wings and the marinade to a ziplock bag, and let it marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  4. While the chicken is marinating, make the sauce
  5. Add orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, salt, honey, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, cilantro, and almonds to a blender and pulse a few times (just enough to crack the almonds, and roughly chop the cilantro) to mix all the ingredients. Transfer to a container, and let it sit room temp.
  6. When the chicken in done marinating, heat up the grill, or preheat your oven to 350F
  7. Pat the wings dry with a paper towel, sprinkle with a little olive oil and add some coarse salt
  8. Throw the wings on the hot grill (or put them in a baking sheet for baking)
  9. Grill or bake until the wings are crispy - giving them a turn halfway through*
  10. When the wings are cooked, remove them from the grill or oven and place them in a large bowl, while still hot. Pour as much of the sauce over the wings as you'd like and toss to coat. Serve.
  11. Bom Apetite!!

Notes

if making them on the grill, the fat from the olive oil will raise the flames on your grill and will burn the chicken skin a little - I love that little burn, but if you don't, keep moving your wings around the grill to avoid that.

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