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!
It’s March Madness time! Time for Basketball, food, and lots of cheering (yelling at the referees for their blind, stupid calls).
If you couldn’t already tell, it’s FULL-ON FOOTBALL SEASON! Even though I watched The Ryder Cup as well this weekend, I am ready for some tailgating and hoovering down on some finger-lickin ‘ 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, 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 crock pot, 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!
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…
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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!
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!
- 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
Mix all ingredients together, chicken wings last, and marinate for 2 hours.
Heat oven to 400F. Or heat your oil if frying.
Cook on foil-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes or until desired doneness. I like mine extra crispy!
Broil on high to caramelize the honey and pineapple.