Food of the Week: Chicken

What’s your favorite way to eat chicken (besides wings!)? 

If you’re like a lot of people, chicken is one of your top go-to’s for protein. And it’s actually packed with other surprising benefits beyond its protein content. For example, it’s full of the amino acid “tryptophan” which can boost your serotonin level. It also is your brain’s “feel-good” hormone that helps boost your mood and fight anxiety.

Chicken is also rich in vitamins and minerals and has a hefty dose of choline, which is important for memory, mood, and muscle control. 

Recipe: Chicken Wings

🍗 These homemade buffalo chicken wings are fast, easy, and a LOT healthier than the deep fried version.

Serve them just like regular wings – with carrot & celery sticks and your favorite sauce.

Spicy, Sweet, & Hot Chicken Wings

(8 servings) 

  • 2 lbs (900 g) chicken wings 
  • 1½ tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) hot sauce (Frank’s RedHot if possible)
  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Preheat your oven to 400ºF/200ºC and line a baking sheet with foil. Put a wire rack on the sheet and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

Dry the wings and add them to a medium bowl, tossing them with the oil, baking powder, and onion and garlic powder until they are fully coated.

Place the wings on the wire rack and bake until the chicken is crispy and completely cooked (45-50 minutes).

While the chicken is baking, make the sauce. In a small pan over medium heat, simmer the hot sauce, butter, and honey and cook (stirring often) for about 5 minutes. Remove it from the heat and stir in the vinegar.

When the wings are done, place them in a large, clean bowl. Add the prepared sauce and toss to coat well. Place the wings on a platter and serve!

Love and Light,

Shaline

About Me

I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Blogger, Author, Spirit Junkie, and Yogi.

It is my health issues with acid reflux that led me to study holistic nutrition and become a Health Coach.  I took several acid reflux medications but found that none of them alleviated my acid reflux. One day, I decided that I needed to stop taking medication and make some changes. I naturally alleviated my acid reflux symptoms by changing my diet and making some lifestyle changes. 

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REFERENCE:

www.healthline.com/nutrition/calories-in-chick