I was never much of a wings fan until Jack began his lower carbohydrate eating plan a couple years ago. At that time, I bought a cook book entitled 500 Low Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender.
It was in that book that I discovered a recipe for Heroin Chicken Wings, aptly named because of their highly addictive qualities.
These wings became one of our favorite low carb meals, and they happen to be gluten free for those of you who care about that. I made these wings last night and served them with a tossed green salad. Delicious!
Here’s the recipe as I make it (I did make one small change to the original recipe):
4 pounds of chicken wings, cut and trimmed
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 TB parsley
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup butter
The hardest and ickiest part of this recipe is preparing the chicken wings. I use a chef’s knife to cut the bones between both joints.
I then take my kitchen shears to finish separating the pieces. The little wing tip goes in the trash along with any loose pieces of skin or fat that can be easily trimmed. Chicken fat is carbohydrate free, but it’s still not something that I want us to consume in vast quantities.
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Prepare your jelly roll pan by lining it with non-stick foil. Don’t skip this step!
Next, mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl that will be large enough for dipping the wing pieces.
Now it’s time to melt the butter in another bowl. I like to set up a little dipping station with the butter bowl, the coating bowl, and the foil-lined pan. Then I begin dipping each wing piece in butter, coating it with the “breading”, and placing it on the pan.
After that, you’re all set to bake those wings in the preheated oven for one hour. I always set the time for 30 minutes and use clean tongs to turn them on the pan so that they brown evenly. Like this:
Now that’s some good eatin’! We eat them just like this with no dipping sauces or dressing. If you try these, you will understand how they got the name Heroin Chicken Wings. You won’t want to stop until the plate is empty!
If you can stop yourself from eating the whole batch in one sitting, you’ll be happy to know that these reheat well. I like to reheat them by putting them in the microwave for a couple minutes, then the toaster oven for ten minutes more to crisp them up some.
The carb count on theses suckers is pretty low, but the calorie count is not. For that reason, you won’t want to over do it!