Yes, I’ve sort of changed my eating habits from a carbohydrate filled plate to a protein rich diet. Dieting does not mean starving yourself or keeping your tummy half full. I had followed this way of eating around three years ago, before I got pregnant for the second time. Now, hubby is also supportive of the fact that we need to lower our carbohydrate intake and watch what we are eating. So, instead of cooking food for ourselves, we bake most of it. Of course, the children eat the normal staple Indian food because they need it while growing up and we have just begun this regime and not sure how far we can go with it.
Many of you have inquired about these chicken wings that I relish ever so often, in different ways, so, I decided to just jot it down for you, with hubby’s scrutiny of course. This recipe is for a kilogram of chicken wings with skin but you can alter your measurements accordingly.
6 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
½ tsp chilli flakes (or chilli powder)
2 tbsp soya sauce
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp orange zest (grate the skin of around two oranges)
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
3 pinches dried basil
Marinade 1 kilogram of chicken wings with above mixture and keep in fridge. We have kept it overnight and it has tasted better but you can keep it for around 5 hours. We tried it right from 2 hours to 2 days so the latter was a better option.
Preheat oven at 200 degrees centigrade
Place chicken wings on baking tray
After preheat, bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees centigrade
Flip chicken wings and apply garlic butter sparingly atop all pieces (with a baking brush)
Bake for 12 minutes at 200 degrees centigrade
Once baking is done, grill for another 3 minutes to get a slightly crusty skin
You can have this with a tangy sauce and blue cheese dressing. The recipe for the sauce is as below.
Heat the following in a pan:
4 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce (hubby likes it hot and tangy)
2 tbsp Apple Cider vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
50 gms of garlic butter
½ tsp black pepper
¾ tsp red chilli powder
pinch of dried basil
Once you are done, you can serve the wings with various items. Hubby prefers it just as above. Though I crave to have it with mashed potatoes, I try and avoid the starch and carbs and have it with salads instead. The kids enjoy it with dal and rice or kichidi. So, stay healthy! Be fit! Love your food!