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Sriracha Pineapple Chicken Wings for Game Day Grub Goodness

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 | #Sriracha #Pineapple #ChickenWings #chicken #tailgate #MarchMadness

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It’s March Madness time!  Time for Basketball, food, and lots of cheering (yelling at the referees for their blind, stupid calls). Tailgating and hoovering down on some finger-licking’ chow!  Not sure there is much “tailgating” for golf but I could totally do it!  I love watching football, not because of the actual game but because there is not a lot I know about the intricacies of the game, but the atmosphere surrounding the games.  My husband, Brooks, is a HUGE Kentucky Fan.  Basketball that is…

We do cheer for the football team but we don’t hang our hopes on their win-loss record.  Nothing goes better with basketball than food.  Well, maybe some beer.  But back to the food!!!  Chicken wings are without a doubt the best tailgating food.  They can be made in a crockpot, oven, grill, smoker, tin-foil packet over a lit match…

You get the idea.  Chicken not only lends itself to any flavor you want to put with it, but the wings allow you to forget the cutlery!  Napkins too if you are lucky enough to have a team with dark colors!

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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 | #Sriracha #Pineapple #ChickenWings #chicken #tailgate #MarchMadness

Sriracha is perfect for making chicken wing sauces because hot and spicy wings, in my opinion, are the best.  If you can add a touch of sweetness, it makes them even better.

Better than the best?  Yes, I know I just said that…

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 | #Sriracha #Pineapple #ChickenWings #chicken #tailgate #MarchMadness

The best way to sweeten is to use honey or fruit juice.  This recipe uses pineapple juice for the sweetness and Sriracha for the heat.  Rounded out with some Ponzu lime and salt!  These Sriracha Pineapple chicken wings can be made/marinated ahead of time and cooked on location, or heated back up and they will still be great!

Try these wings are your next tailgating party.  Pair it with my Crispy Celery Slaw if you are used to having celery and blue cheese!

Crispy Celery Slaw | Take Two Tapas

These Sriracha Pineapple wings are also Paleo friendly.  Cavemen love my wings!  If you are strict Paleo or Whole30, you can eliminate the honey and just use the pineapple juice.  You might also want to check the ingredients for Sriracha.  Sugar is listed as an ingredient with 1 gram of sugar showing up on the label.  If this is worrisome, you can always switch to your favorite hot sauce.

If you feel like frying the wings, I would save some of the marinade (before you mix with the chicken) and then toss the wings in it after you fry them and before you serve them.  Don’t use the marinade that you have the chicken soaking in for tossing it unless you bring it to a boil for at least 5 minutes.

PSA for the day!

My Sriracha Pineapple Chicken Wings will be the slam dunk of your tailgating party!

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Sriracha Pineapple Chicken Wings

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Ponzu or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Mix the marinade

  1. Mix all ingredients together, chicken wings last, and marinate for 2 hours.

Cook the wings

  1. Heat oven to 400 or heat your oil if frying.
  2. Cook on a foil-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes or until desired doneness. I like mine extra crispy!
  3. Broil on high to caramelize the honey and pineapple.
  4. Serve!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 995mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g

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

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James Vincent

Saturday 3rd of February 2018

I like the above with betagro chicken thighs :)

Erin

Thursday 10th of March 2016

Delicious!!! I LOVE wings. Sweet and spicy is my favorite combination.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Mine too!

Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

Thursday 10th of March 2016

Yum, I love a good sweet and spicy combo. Love it!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Thanks! Me too! Just like I love sweet and salty!

Nutmeg Nanny

Thursday 10th of March 2016

Ummmm heck yes! I Love chicken wings and I'm a huge sucker for sriracha. I would totally dig this creation...yum!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Thanks!!! I love sriracha too!

Debra @ Bowl Me Over

Thursday 10th of March 2016

Looks just fantastic! I use Sriracha like most people use catsup, so I know I would love these wings, YUM!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I love it so much I need to get one of those sriracha keychains! Too hipster?

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