Low Cal/ Low Fat Buffalo Wings
Contributed by: John Wilder
We all want great tasting recipes and we want to get the compliments from the people we cook for. It also helps that the recipes can be low cal and low fat. I have a recipe that can give you all of these traits in one great recipe.
First of all traditional buffalo wings start by being deep fried. This seals the skin and keeps the fat inside. My recipe is baked which adds tenderness and also renders off the chicken fat and drains it away. The wings are baked at 400 degrees for one hour, defrosted and 11/2 hours if placed in the oven frozen. Be sure to drain off the fat and juices at the half way mark.
Traditional wings are made with a buffalo sauce which is traditionally ½ melted butter and hot sauce. The butter adds 200 calories per tablespoon. My sauce is just as good with far fewer calories. You mix your favorite BBQ sauce with half or less hot sauce and brush this sauce on the wings at the half way point. Be sure to coat all sides of the wings.
Every time I have served this version of wings, I have gotten rave reviews, then I told them that it was a low calorie low fat recipe and they were really amazed. It is so simple and easy. You don’t have to tell people that you did not slave over this recipe, just enjoy the compliments. This recipe is easy even for the novice cook.
John Wilder is a Cool Old Guy and regular contributor to CoolOldGuys.org and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org