Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings
I love food, and some days I find myself daydreaming about what I consider to be the perfect foods. Foods that love you unconditionally, no matter how you cook them or serve them. And I do believe that chicken wings are at the top of my list.
Oh sweet chicken wings, how do I love thee, let me count the ways…..sigh. I’ve found a new way to serve my wings that also includes my favorite mixer and childhood friend 7UP.
7UP is so versatile, not only can it be used in your favorite drinks or simply straight up over ice. It makes a delicious marinade and can be found in many families baked good recipes that have been passed down for generations.
I like to start my recipes by gathering all the ingredients I need before I begin. In Chef Speak, we call that a Mise en Place which translates into Everything in its Place.
Experimenting with flavors is a fun way to enjoy your time in the kitchen. And recipes should be thought of as guidelines for you to follow. If you don’t like a certain ingredient or flavor, replace it with something you do like. That’s a sure-fire way to make sure you enjoy the foods you’re cooking. Although there’s a lot to be said for trying new flavors, and the rule of thumb is to try it three times before you decide it’s not for you.
These Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings came together in my kitchen due to some of the ingredients I already had on hand. Don’t be afraid to look in the fridge and see what you can make with what you have. But be creative, step outside the box and experiment.
Marinating proteins is a delicious way to impart flavors to the foods you cook. Some proteins need to marinate longer, but 20-30 minutes is usually enough to add flavor to your what you’re cooking.
For my recipe, I used regular 7-UP, but you can use ginger ale, club soda or sparkling wine.
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