Game day! And yes, that's exactly what's going on the coffee table in front of the TV in just a few minutes...just as soon as I get this posted for you.
The wings are baked in the oven to eliminate all that extra fat from frying....baking makes them healthy, yes? And maple is natural, so that must be good for you, too. Mustard has almost no calories...same for balsamic vinegar and cayenne pepper.
That means....WINGS ARE HEALTH FOOD! If only in my demented, delusional little mind. Okay, even if they aren't actually healthy, they are JUST the thing for game day. Enjoy. (Responsibly.)
Spicy & Crispy
Balsamic, Maple & Stoneground Mustard Wings
- 12 chicken wings, that's 6 drummies and 6 flats
- 1/4 cup stoneground mustard
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, the REAL stuff! Grade B - has deeper, richer flavor
- 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a preheated 450 degree oven, bake wings on a large rimmed cookie sheet - about 20-25 minutes. Turn over & bake another 20 minutes or so until the wings are browned and crispy, but not dried out. Remove.
While the wings are baking, mix all the sauce ingredients well in a large heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
When the wings are done, stir the sauce again and put the wings into the bowl. Stir well until the wings are coated completely. Move the wings to a serving plate and pour the sauce left in the bowl over top.