My Boys Wanted Chicken Wings So I Taught Them How To Make Them Clean And Healthy!
Any opportunity I can have spending time with my children, I take it. My boys wanted chicken wings. I don't prohibit them from eating take out, but it is a rarity in this house. So I told them they could have chicken wings and I would teach them how to make a healthier version. So we had a package of chicken drums, that cost less then $5 for 17 of them. I had all the other ingredients I would need at home and they got a lot more meat off of these store bought ones, then they would have if we ordered out.
What you need to make Healthy chicken wings: *1 package of chicken drums *1/2 cup of Nutiva virgin coconut oil ( can be found at Wegmans, Target, TJMAXX, Marshalls or Home goods) *2.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar ( can be found at Target, Wegmans, Whole Foods) *1 cup of Tessemae's wing sauce (can be ordered at: http://tessemaes.refr.cc/GW4N8GG) *1 teaspoon of cayenne red pepper I wash the chicken and pat it dry. I put the oven on at 425 degrees. I lined two cookies sheets with parchment paper and then placed the chicken on both pans, leaving a good inch between pieces. I place them in the oven for 30 minutes and then flip them over to cook for another 20 minutes. While they are cooking I make the sauce. I melt the coconut oil, then mix all the ingredients together. I use tongs to place each piece of chicken in the sauce and place in a dish prior to serving. They wanted mac n cheese, so I let them make the low sodium Annie's. My husband and both sons said the chicken wings were amazing!
As you can see these were easy to make, inexpensive and taste tested approved. These are clean eating and you could eat these following the 21 day fix. I would not eat them weekly on the fix, you would just have two account for the 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and red for your protein.
Cooking with kids is fun and it's a great teaching opportunity too!