Wings and Things

Oven Roasted Chicken Wings:

Every now and then you need to get back to the basics. Are you Proactive or Reactive? 

I realized that I’ve been reactive to things that come my way instead of proactive. Reactive is allowing outside circumstances to affect your energy, which isn’t good. I had to stop and think hard and long what was happening and I came to the simple conclusion that I’ve been allowing outside influences to knock me off my center. I need to get back to being proactive. Proactive is to analyze a situation as it comes and not let it affect you indifferently but learn from it, no matter how small or large but remain on your positive track. Moral of the story, don’t let outside junk affect you and your positive journey!

My journey of staying proactive brings me to craving happy food. We all have our own “happy food” and one of my favorites is chicken wings. I got this recipe from Master Chef Emeril Lagasse. It’s a healthier version because I bake the wings instead of frying them. The spice mix of onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper and lemon juice gives these little treats a flavorful taste. I can never make enough of them because everyone wants more.

It’s all about homemade Oven Roasted Chicken Wings and staying Proactive!

Ali in the Valley

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Recipe for Oven Roasted Chicken Wings:


4 pounds chicken wings, wing tips removed and separated at the joint 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted Your favorite sauces (such as barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, or blue cheese dressing) for serving, optional


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the wings and the lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Add the pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. While crushing it between your fingers, add the thyme. Mix again, and add the cayenne pepper and melted butter. Mix thoroughly a final time. Then transfer the wings to the prepared baking sheet, and arrange them in one layer.

Roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and roast for 10 minutes longer, or until the wings are nicely browned and cooked through. Serve the wings as they are or with your favorite dipping sauce.

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