Sunday, November 08, 2009

Oven-Fried Wings for Football Sunday

It was a rainy and lazy Football Sunday today. Instead of going out to our favorite wing spot, I decided to create our own wing bar at home. It was pretty easy, and they turned out great! My mother gave me the idea.

What's your favorite game day finger food or snack? Comment here!

Let's get wingin'! Here's what you need:

  • 5-6 lbs of chicken pieces (I chose to use drumettes, because it's my favorite 'wing part')
  • 2 tbs. canola oil
  • Seasoned chicken fry mix (I used McCormick's brand, you can also use Bisquick)
  • Cajun seasoning (or a combo of garlic salt, red pepper, and paprika)
  • Shallow cookie sheet or baking pan
  • large bowl
  • clean, unused produce bag (I usually grab a couple of extras while grocery shopping for this purpose :)


Preheat oven to 400ºF.

1. Gather ingredients. Rinse chicken pieces in cool water and place in large bowl (do not pat dry). Coat cookie sheet with the canola oil. Season chicken with coarse ground pepper and seasoned salt.

2. Pour seasoned chicken fry mix (or substitute) in produce bag. Add 4-5 tbsp. of cajun seasong to bag and mix well. If using the garlic salt, pepper, and paprika mixture, use 2 tbsp each. Add a few chicken pieces at a time to the bag, lightly shake bag to evenly coat chicken.

3. After chicken is evenly coated, place on the cookie sheet. Repeat until all chicken pieces are coated and place on sheet.

4. Place pan in oven and set timer for 25 minutes.

5. After 25 minutes, take pan out and carefully flip chicken over (browned side up). Set timer for an additional 20 minutes and place pan back into oven.

6. Remove pan from oven. Use tongs to place chicken on a serving dish.

7. Pair chicken with baby carrot sticks and celery or use another finger food and dipping sauce or dressing of your liking.

8. Enjoy the game!!! (and your wings!)

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