Broiled and Bold Chicken Wings

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Carla Vavala introduces us to a broiled chicken (or tofu) dish that explodes with flavor. On page 18 of our book, Fusion of Food and Friends, the recipe for Broiled Chicken Wings is presented in an easy to follow, step-by-step fashion that will take you all of 35 minutes from start to finish.

Make sure you put this on your recipe list for SuperBowl Sunday!

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*The vegetarian version using tofu is just the same except you will substitute tofu anywhere chicken is mentioned. You will want to press the tofu for about 1 hour to remove moisture.

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A great appetizer or quick meal. We enjoyed this dish as a meal. I used boneless, skinless chicken tenders for Ted and Extra Firm Lite tofu for myself.

  • 1 1/3 cup frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate, thawed.
  • 3/4 cup prepared yellow mustard *I used whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 TBS Tabasco sauce (or hot sauce of choice) *I used habanero sauce and reduced the amount to 3 tsp. which was plenty of heat for us.
  • 2 2/3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 48 chicken wings, in pieces (or 24 whole chicken wings) *Or use boneless, skinless tenders for a less fat version Or use tofu as suggested above. PLEASE NOTE: If you make the entire recipe using tofu, you will need about 3 – 4 packages.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the broiler with the oven rack 6 inches from top. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray *OR use non-stick aluminum foil.

In a medium saucepan, whisk the concentrate with the mustard, brown sugar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture thickens, about 7- 10 minutes.

Season the chicken or tofu with salt and pepper. Place on the baking sheet and broil 10 minutes on one side. Flip it over, baste with the sauce then put back under the broiler for another 6 minutes. Flip it again and baste the uncoated side. Broil until the chicken or tofu begins to brown and caramelize, 3 – 5 minutes.

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DELISH!

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Check out Peggy’s version of chicken wings. She made the real deal and OMG! they look terrific!

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Last week, Peggy of Pantry Revisited made Carla’s Quiche. Gosh that looks so good!

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What’s on the menu for your Superbowl Party?

Next week: Spritz Cheese Cookies. Want to cook along? Let me know if you need the recipe.

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