ASIAN STYLE PALEO CHICKEN WINGS

ASIAN STYLE PALEO CHICKEN WINGS

Perfect for tailgating, these paleo chicken wings are lightened up, naturally sweetened and unbelievably tender.  They are kid-friendly, and a real crowd pleaser!

With the superbowl just a couple weeks away, I knew we needed some football food around here!  Growing up, the superbowl was like a national holiday.  We always spent it as a family, watching together, and it always involved lots of delicious food.  I remember in college I had to miss the superbowl with my family for a couple years because I couldn’t get away for the weekend, and it felt like I was missing Christmas!  Football is a liiiittle bit of an obsession with my family, so this time of year is always exciting.

Which brings me to these wings.  Confession: I had never made wings before I made these bad boys.  Crazy, I know!  I knew I wanted something sweet, because spicy isn’t my thing.  I recently had some Asian Short Ribs at a local restaurant, and they were a-MAY-zing, so I want to recreate them in wing form.

HOW TO MAKE THESE PALEO CHICKEN WINGS:

This recipe is simple but does involve a couple of different steps. I started by cooking them in a slow cooker (which makes them SUPER tender), make a glaze on the stove, and then finished the glaze-coated-wings off in the oven to get them nice and glazed and wing-like.  SO delicious!

I would recommend making a double batch if you’re feeding a crowd, because these go quick,  Bonus: they aren’t deep-fried, so they’re somewhat healthy!

ASIAN STYLE PALEO CHICKEN WINGS

  • Author:  @ The Crowded Table
  •  Prep Time: 10 min
  •  Cook Time: 4 hours
  •  Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  •  Yield: 12 1x
  •  Category: Appetizers
  •  Method: Slow Cooker
  •  Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Perfect for tailgating, these paleo chicken wings are lightened up, naturally sweetened and unbelievably tender.  They are kid-friendly, and a real crowd pleaser!


Ingredients

SCALE

3 pounds chicken wings

2 tsp grated fresh ginger

3 T coconut aminos

1 T fish sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/4 cup frozen juice concentrate, defrosted (I used apple cherry)

1 T rice wine vinegar

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup water

1 T arrowroot powder

2 T honey

Optional: Sesame seeds


Instructions

  • Rinse wings and pat them dry to make sure they aren’t watery. If they’re frozen, defrost them first and then pat them dry.
  • Place wings in the slow cooker.
  • Whisk all other ingredients together EXCEPT HONEY, and pour over chicken wings.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Remove wings from the slow cooker and place them on foil-lined baking sheets.
  • To make the sticky glaze, take the remaining liquid from the slow cooker and pour it into a medium saucepan. Add honey and bring to a boil. Let the mixture simmer until reduced and slightly thickened, about 20-30 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally.
  • Brush some of the reduced glaze on the wings, and put them in the oven for 30 minutes, brushing with more glaze every 10 minutes. The more glaze you brush on the better! After 30 minutes or so, remove the wings from the oven and enjoy! Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Keywords: paleo chicken wings