Crabanero Roasted Wings with Cilantro and Feta Cheese Tzatziki sauce
Searching for a lighter wing alternative for the the heavy fried buffalo wings being served up this Super Bowl Sunday...
Buffalo wings you know them, you love them, deep fried, glazed in margarine and hot sauce, served with a mayonnaise based bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks.
Turns out an order of Buffalo wings, just 8 pieces, sauced and served with bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks, weighs in at a whopping 1400 calories.
How’s that New Year resolution working out for ya’?
What if I told you the chefs at the kitchens of Crabanero.com have come up with a lighter, healthier and more importantly less fattening version of the perennial Sunday football favorite that is healthy, satisfying and full of flavor.
And that 3 whole Crabanero roasted wings served with our Feta and Cilantro Tzatziki sauce come in at just under 600 calories.
Crabanero roasted wings is a go to recipe, marinated in Crabanero brand hot sauce and few other easily obtainable ingredients, is a recipe simple enough for even the most novice cook, spicy and packed full with flavor.
Keep this recipe and plenty of Crabanero easily at hand for "the big game".
What you'll need.
2 # Whole Wings
1/4 c. Crabanero tm
1/4 c. corn starch
2 T. Cajun spice or bay seasoning
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
Juice of 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
Wing Basting Sauce
1/4 c. Crabanero brand hot sauce,
2 T. butter
Feta Cheese Tzatziki sauce
1 lemon juiced
1/4 c. Feta cheese
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 c. small diced cucumber
1/4 c. red onion
3 T. chiffanade cilantro or to taste
pinch of salt
fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 c. Greek yogurt
Combine lemon juice, feta, garlic, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, salt and pepper, set aside for 10 minutes to allow flavors to fully develop, ad yogurt and serve.
This sauce is also great on salads, grilled fish or chicken and will hold a few days to a week.
Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of sauce.
What to do.
Put wings a bowl large enough to them, **(with a lid if possible to allow to marinate at least an hour or two, even better if marinated overnight).
Add the spice, corn starch, lemon juice and Crabanero brand hot sauce, toss the mixture well with the wings, set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees spread out on a foiled 1/2 sheet pan or a cookie sheet large enough to hold the whole batch**(you can freeze un cooked wings in a zip bag, just make sure you completely defrost them before you roast them.)
Allow to roast for 20 minutes, carefully loosen from pan and brush on some of the basting sauce, you what to baste the wings twice to 3 times, roast for another 20 minutes baste a second time, till nicely browned at this point you will be able to tell if the wings are done by the way they appear to be bubbling under the skin.
Raise heat to 500 and baste 1 last time and allow to roast 10 more minutes.
Take the wings from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes, they are way to hot to eat at this point, haha, trust me.
Plate with a bowl of Tzatziki dipping sauce and serve.