Sunday, November 9, 2014

Coconut Chicken Wings

Chicken wings, chips/dip, nachos and pizza often Sunday Football around the country. While these foods can be part of a healthy diet in moderation, indulging in a buffet of these foods every week does not do the body well! When dining out chicken wings are typically fried and served tossed in a sauce (maybe buffalo/butter or a sweet BBQ). Making them on your own (baking or pan-fried) will help reduce the amount of fat and calories in them, while still being able to enjoy them.

Whip up a batch of these chicken wings for next football Sunday or get together. The flavors are Thai-inspired, slightly sweet and mildly spicy! Each wing =75 calories vs. 110 calories (for tradional friend wings, without sauce/dressing!)

Spicy Coconut Chicken Wings

Makes 1 dozen wings



1 Tbsp canola oil or coconut oil

12 chicken wings

1/3 cup coconut milk

1 tsp chopped garlic

1 tsp chopped ginger

1 tsp lime juice

2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce

¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Sriracha sauce, for dipping.



1.       Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken wings and cook for 5 minutes per side.

2.       Add the coconut milk, lime juice, ginger, garlic and Sriracha and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked (internal temperature 160 degrees)

3.       Remove from heat and sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Serve hot with additional Sriracha for dipping!
Nutrition Facts: 2 wings
150 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated), 1 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 180 mg sodium

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