Superbowl Sunday Sweet & Savory Teriyaki Chicken Wings
January 22, 2017: It’s Sunday evening and my fiancé Mike has some friends over for the Patriots game – not just any Pats game, but the 2017 AFC Championship Game! It’s actually been pretty exciting so far from what I’ve seen. Not that I’m any kind of football expert… believe it or not, I just learned yesterday what “special teams” are, and I have only known since last week that the NFL is broken down into the “NFC” and “AFC”! *Blush*
Regardless of how much I clearly know about football, I still consider myself a Pats fan. Or mayyybe just a Tom Brady fan… 🙂
Aside from admiring Tom Brady, the best way to celebrate football is with delicious food! Every year, my mom makes delicious marinated teriyaki chicken wings for the super bowl. Those wings are SO tasty! Something to look forward to during football season.
Long story short… these chicken wings are healthy, delicious and a perfect addition to your Superbowl Sunday!
- 2 to 3 lbs. (2 standard sized packages) chicken wings, bone-in (or 3 packages of firm tofu, cut into cubes, for vegetarians)
- 3/4 cup cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- Combine all ingredients except chicken wings (or tofu) in a large bowl.
- Add chicken/tofu into bowl of marinade mixture.
- Cover, refrigerate and marinate for at least an hour. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Transfer marinated chicken/tofu to a 9x13-inch casserole dish, greased with cooking spray. Make sure to reserve the remaining marinade in a bowl.
- **Note: Make sure to have a basting brush (cooking brush to “paint” more sauce onto the wings) handy for the next step!**
- Bake wings uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes, remove from oven to baste some extra sauce onto the wings.
- Bake again after another 20 minutes and repeat 2 more times until the wings have baked for an hour total and basted 3x total.
- Enjoy and share with your family and friends!
- TOFU: Broil at 350 F for 20-30 minutes instead of baking for 1 hour. Baste as needed.
- SOY-FREE TOFU OPTION: "Tempt" Hemp Tofu Extra Firm... amazing!
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