Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Spicy Paprika Chicken

We had a craving for pub grub over the holidays but unfortunately most actual pub grub is so not Celiac friendly and well I am frugal paying for a pub drink when we can make a Bailey's over ice at home for a fraction of the cost I would rather just stay home put on some music and have our own pub grub night in ~ so that is what we did! 

These are a tasty hit in the house ~ grain free and totally crispy just like a pub grub wing or in my case drum cause I only like the drums! 


Spicy Paprika Chicken

What You Need

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings and drums
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smokey paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayene pepper (adjust more or less depending on your heat preference)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
What You Do
  •  Rinse meat well. 
  • Mix spices in a small bowl
  • Place chicken pieces in a ziplock bag and spices
  • SHAKE IT to cover ~ I like to leave it marinade in the spice over night in the bag
  • Cook in oven on 350F until internal temp is 160F or we like them on the BBQ for the extra smoky flavor.
  • Serve with veggies and dip for a nice pub grub feel! (I tried a new Paleo inspired hummus for mine)

I love these just plain like this and that is how they look in the photo but if you like a 'glaze' for your chicken my spouse loves this Sriracha based sauce brushed on his as they are BBQ and than uses any leftover as a dip while eating.

Sriracha-based sauce

What you Need

  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey  
  • ¼ cup sriracha 
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 lime - juiced 
 What You Do
  • Combine in a small bowl and mix well. Let stand at least 20 minutes to blend the flavors.
  • If you want to have some for both basting and as a dip divide the bowl into two halfs. Use one for basting on your meat and set some aside the other for your dip
  • Can store any leftover dip (from the bowl that was not contaminated with a basting brush or anyone actually dipping meat in it) in air tight container in fridge for several weeks.
I shared this on Instagram before I posted to the blog and got a reader tip of using the spicy paprika and onion powder for a Doritos inspired chicken ~ I cannot wait to try that combo! 

Have an amazing day!

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