6/13/12

Sticky Thai Chicken Wings

If there was a plaque awarded for coping with ones food related fears, I would present it to myself.  Why? Well, because I made myself some chicken wings, that's why!  

Chicken wings are creepy and fear inducing because A) it's meat on the bone and B) it's a food that is shaped like a Z.  That's just strange.  

But, slather them in a sticky peanut butter sauce and strange turns into awesome and hearts sing songs of joy.  

Try them, you'll see.  And make sure you bring, like, 17 extra napkins to the table.  Brandon had a good system.  He used a cloth napkin for his face and an array of paper napkins for his paws.  It seemed to work.  I just kind of held my hands up in the air and panicked.  That did not seem to work.      



Sticky Thai Chicken Wings
adapted from How Sweet It Is

2 lb of chicken wings
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbl of olive oil
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup of rice vinegar
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
3 tbl  brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tbl reduced fat peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp size knob of ginger, grated
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tbl soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
cilantro
green onions


Preheat the oven to 375.  Season the chicken wings on both sides with salt and pepper.  Meanwhile, combine the sweet chili sauce, vinegar, coconut milk, brown sugar, garlic cloves, peanut butter, ginger, lime juice, and soy sauce in a bowl.  Stir with a fork.  Set aside. 


Heat olive oil in an oven proof skillet over medium high heat.  Add the chicken wings and sear on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side.  Remove to a plate. 


Reduce the heat to medium low, add the sauce and bring it to a boil.  Whisk constantly for about 2 minutes or until it is thickened.  Return the wings to the skillet, give it a toss, and put it all on the oven.  Cook for 25-30 minutes.  Mine went for 28 and came out perfect!


Pour everything into a serving dish and give it another good toss.  Top with green onions and cilantro and peanuts.  As you can tell from my picture I forgot the green onions and the cilantro.  Which is a bummer.  


Serving size 1/4 of recipe
Points plus 12

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