Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Taking a chance

Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings
Favorite Brand Name 100 Best Appetizer Recipes Copyright 2004

3 pounds chicken wings I used thighs and drumsticks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ cup honey
½ cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
3 to 4 thin lemon slices

Slow Cooker Directions

1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut off wing tips; discard. Cut each wing at joint to make two pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides of chicken. Place wing pieces on broiler rack. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Place broiled chicken wings in slow cooker.
2. Combine honey, barbecue sauce, mustard and garlic in small bowl; mix well. Pour sauce over chicken wings. Top with lemon slices. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours.
3. Remove and discard lemon slices. Serve wings with sauce.

This recipe was for wings but I thought it might work for thighs and drumsticks. Well, maybe it would have worked if I hadn't overcooked the chicken. The chicken was dry and stringy but the sauce was very tasty, although I think the lemon flavor was a bit too strong. I would only toss in a few slices next time. I would try this again but with wings and maybe add a little heat with some garlic chili sauce.

I almost didn't make this recipe because I realized it was from yet another Favorite Brand Name Cookbook. This time Favorite Brand Name 100 Best Appetizers. What can I say, these are nice books with simple but good recipes in them. And also lovely photographs which are always nice to have when you're looking through a cookbook. The publisher usually hides the 'Favorite Brand Name' part of the title way up high, where you can barely see it. I didn't buy all of these 'favorite brand name' cookbooks on purpose. Honest.

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