Is the path to the heart paved in game-time goodies? Maybe so, so here is an option to help please those engaged in Monday Night Football while staying true to your wheat-and grain-free lifestyle.
Be sure to choose a safe mayonnaise for the blue cheese dressing, one free of wheat flour and cornstarch, as well as other unhealthy additives. As a time-saver, you can purchase a blue cheese dressing that doesn’t contain any undesirable ingredients.
Makes about 24 – 48 wings.
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¾ cup hot-pepper sauce
- 2 tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 pounds chicken wings
Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Celery and/or carrot sticks (optional)
To make the wings: In a small bowl, combine the butter, hot sauce, vinegar, and salt. Mix well. Reserve ¼ cup and set aside. Pour the remaining marinade into a large bowl. Add the wings and toss to coat with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for 60 minutes, turning occasionally.
To make the dressing: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, blue cheese, sour cream, and salt. Mix well. Refrigerate until serving.
Place an oven rack approximately 8” from the broiler. Preheat the broiler. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Arrange the wings on the baking sheet with space between each wing. Broil for 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, or until the wings are crispy. Watch the wings closely to avoid burning.
Transfer the wings to a serving plate and spread the reserved hot sauce mixture over the top. Serve with the blue cheese dressing and celery and/or carrot sticks, if using.
Per serving: 893 calories, 42 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 79 g total fat, 24 g saturated fat, 0 g fiber, 1,301 mg sodium