Baked BBQ Wings
Baked BBQ Wings is healthy and tasty. I can only imagine that you’re asking: why is it healthy? Because, it’s baked and not fried! 🙂
Frying versus baking makes such a huge difference. However, I promise you that you won’t want to go back to fried BBQ Chicken. It’s that darn finger licking good! 🙂
3 Reasons Why Baking Trumps Frying and Broiling
I’m a huge fan of baking my wings instead of frying or broiling them for 3 reasons
No matter what type of frying you do, whether you’re deep-frying, pan-frying or stir-frying, it involves the use of added fat to brown your food. Of course, this method leads to high absorption of added fat, and we don’t want more fats in our chicken wings, do we?
Baking, on the other hand, requires just a teeny weeny of added fat (probably just some oil spray to prevent them from sticking to the pan). What’s even cool is when you bake using a roasting rack, any fat will drain out during cooking. Now that’s so much better, right? 🙂
I don’t know about you, but for me baking is so much easier than frying or broiling. Imagine, after you season and prepare the wings on the tray, you can simply pop them in the oven at the right temperature (very important!) and just set the timer. No need to constantly watch over it, minute after minute. With frying, oh my, you really have to look after it like a baby! You can’t even leave it for a minute to catch the game on TV, or post a selfie on Instagram. Ugh, none of that! With all that dangerous, bubbling, scalding hot oil, you don’t wanna leave that unattended! Such a hassle. And of course, dangerous too. Naahh, we don’t want that.
Same thing for broiling. You have to constantly check and see if they are NOT burning. Sometimes the skin of the chicken can be burned in some areas, and some areas are a little pale, creating an uneven color/cooking.
This problem is solved if you bake it! Baking produces a more even skin tone on your chicken. I know the sauce will eventually cover up the skin, but you can remember this quick tip when you bake other types of meats too.
Here’s another big plus for the baking cooking method — it produces really, really moist meats! (NOTE: As long as the temperature and time is correct, not overcooked which will dry the meats) Baking your chicken wings brings out the succulence (now, that’s sexy!) and the level of juiciness that you won’t get from frying nor broiling/grilling. I guarantee you — it’s just NOT the same. Man, I can almost taste the wings as I type this! Excuse me, let me get a towel and wipe off this drool on my laptop ha ha! J
Bake these wings for your family, friends or just yourself and I guarantee that you won’t have any leftovers. Typically I bake these wings for Sunday night football or whenever my munchkins put in an order for it. I used to think that I was the house general, but I declare that my munchkins are always making reservations for their needs only! Ha-Ha
So… what makes these wings so freaking awesome! It’s the sauce baby!! Having good sauce is very important to any BBQ. Without good sauce your wings are just ordinary not extraordinary. Please, I beg you, make sure you have a good sauce for these wings. I love mustard base BBQ sauce, which is what I used for these wings. Enough of my rumbling…