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Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings

Looking for a chicken wing that is crispy, baked, but has a fresh taste?  These green herb chicken wings are tender because they are marinated in vinegar and then tossed in a sauce of fresh parsley and cilantro!

Looking for a chicken wing that is crispy, baked, but has a fresh taste? These green herb chicken wings are tender because they are marinated in vinegar and then tossed in a sauce of fresh parsley and cilantro! Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #GreenHerb #ChickenWings #Herbs

It’s the weekend, the hubby is home after being gone all week, our Kentucky Wildcats beat Georgia this week and it’s time to get our grub on!  March Madness is quickly approaching and we are in need of some finger foods to watch the upcoming games, so I am whipping up some green herb chicken wings.

We need finger foods that are not labor intensive and light enough that when Brooks starts yelling and throwing things (food included) he doesn’t break anything.  The pressure is on our Cats as they are having a great season, going into this month, which increases our referee yelling time exponentially!

Chicken wings are a great food to serve at a sports gathering because they are universally liked, except by vegetarians and people who have an aversion to meat with bones attached.  Yes, those people exist, I know two personally.  It’s about time we use some herbs on our wings and bring them to the forefront.  These Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings do just that!

Wings also fit into the Paleo lifestyle that so many are adopting, we included!

You can't always find Paleo-friendly foods at a tailgate party, so make these Sriracha Pineapple wings and be the hero! Keep with your Paleo goals and chow down on some sweet and spicy wings! Sriracha Pineapple Chicken Wing Recipe | Take Two Tapas
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Hopefully, you have tried my Sriracha Pineapple Wings already, but if not, hop on over to that recipe and you can make both at the same time!  Those have a little more kick than these, but you can always increase the amount of crushed red pepper if you want more spice.

Making Green Herb Chicken Wings

The process for making my green herb chicken wings is simple.  Mix your marinade and get those wings tossed in so the flavors can soak in.  That bit of red wine vinegar helps to tenderize the meat and add some depth to the flavor profile.

We let our wings marinade for a few hours but this was out of necessity.  I prepped food early since I had some other things to do that day but you can marinate them for as little as 30 minutes if you are pressed for time.  We baked our wings on a wire rack that was placed on a baking sheet, as this helps to keep the wings crispy as they are not sitting in their own juices while cooking.

Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings | Take Two Tapas | #GreenHerb #ChickenWings #Herbs

I bake our green herb chicken wings for an hour because we like our wings well done, almost to the point of chicken jerky, but you can cook yours for as long as you like, as long as they are cooked all the way through.  No raw or under-cooked chicken allowed!

While the wings are cooking mix up your coating.

When the green herb chicken wings are done, toss them in the coating and chow down.  These are also great reheated the next day but ours never make it that far!

Delicious Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #GreenHerb #ChickenWings #Herbs

Enjoy your wings and GO CATS!  Who is your favorite basketball team and who do you think will win the Final Four?

Don’t you just love the green color contrast on these crispy green herb chicken wings?

No sauce Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings on a baking rack

Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings

Yield: 16 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Looking for a chicken wing that is crispy, baked, but has a fresh taste?  These green herb chicken wings are tossed in a sauce of fresh parsley and cilantro!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Chicken Wings

  • 4 pounds chicken wings

Coating

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim your chicken wings to your liking. I used the whole wings but separated the drumsticks and the flats.
  2. Mix the marinade and add the wings.
  3. Toss to coat.
  4. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oven to 375F.
  6. Cook wings until done. I cooked mine for an hour but you might not like yours as done as mine.
  7. When done, turn the broiler on high and broil wings for 5 minutes on each side to crisp them up. I like my wings REALLY well done, almost like chicken jerky, so I cook mine for a long time.
  8. While the wings are cooking, mix the coating.
  9. When wings are done, remove from oven and toss in your coating.
  10. Serve hot!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 712mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Yum J. We love wings here so will def be trying these.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 18th of April 2016

You'll love the fresh herb taste!

emily

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

These look delicious. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. - Emily

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 18th of April 2016

Thanks for a great party!

Frugal Hausfrau

Monday 21st of March 2016

Oh what a nice change from regular old wings! Funny post, too, :)

Thanks for bringing this by to Throwback Thursday!!

Mollie

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 18th of April 2016

Thanks for a great party!

Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace

Monday 21st of March 2016

These look fabulous! My hubby loves chicken wings! Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 18th of April 2016

Thanks for a great party!

Theresa @DearCreatives

Sunday 20th of March 2016

I'm ready to get grilling! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. See you again soon!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 18th of April 2016

Thanks for a great party!