Friday 21 February 2014

Crunchy Garlic Wings

I found this recipe in my 125 Best Chicken Recipes cookbook and made it for supper this evening.

Preheat oven to 425F (200C).

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (I didn't use fresh Parm)
  • 1/4 chopped fresh parsley (I used dried parsley and reduced the amount)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter (I used margarine)
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 lbs chicken wings, halved at the joint, tips removed

In a shallow bowl, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, parsley and pepper, set aside.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter with garlic. Dip wings in the butter mixture. Rather than dipping, I tossed the wings in the butter and garlic.

Coat well in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange meaty-side down in a single layer on a foil-lined greased sheet.  Bake in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside, turning once.

Here they are when they came out of the oven.

I'm not a fan of Parm cheese so didn't have any ... I made Spicy Roasted Wings for me.

Right after I breaded the wings, the smell of Parm cheese really came through.  But after they were baked, Gord said he could get just a faint hint of Parm cheese.  None of the ingredients were overpowering.  Though I left them in for the required time, they weren't crunchy.

Gord said they were okay, not great. He said I don't have to worry about making them again.  When I asked him what would have improved them, he said nothing ... he just wasn't crazy about them.


Masshole Mommy said...

Chris and I love garlic, so these are right up our alley!!

Helen - myliladventures said...

Quick tip - just before placing them into the oven to bake, spray with non stick cooking spray to help it get crispy. :)

Teena in Toronto said...

We've sprayed wings in the past thinking they'd be crispy but they weren't :(