Guilt Free Buffalo Wings
3 Weight Watchers Points+
I know what you are thinking…low fat buffalo wings? Really? They are just about the worst thing you can eat. They are the quintessential football food and they are loaded with fat and grease. But I was reading Fitness magazine the other day and Ellie Krieger gave the advice to boil the wings before hand and then broil them. Boiling them removes most of the fat from the skin and broiling them removes more. Broiling also eliminates any added fat you usually get from deep-frying them.
I made them for my husband the other day and they were pretty delicious and I will definitely be making them for Super Bowl guilt free! A lot of people lighten buffalo wings up by just using the chicken tenders but I always feel like I am missing out, they are just not the same in my opinion. This way, I felt like I was eating the real thing. Regular buffalo wings are about 3 points per wing. But this way, they are 1 point per wing. I can get down with that
Here are your ingredients:
- 2 lbs chicken wings, split into wings and drummets
- 1/2 cup hot wing sauce of your choosing (I used franks red hot)
- Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
When you take the wings out of the package go through them. Sometimes you can find little hairs still remaining (YUCK!!!) just pull those off. I like my chicken wings hair free, thank you very much. Then add them to a deep pan or pot and cover them with about 2 inches of water
Over medium high heat, bring the wings to a boil and let boil for ten minutes. What produces might gross you out.
See all that? GROSS! Thats the fat from the skin. I would prefer to leave that in the pan and not on my thighs. Both my Tom and I were thoroughly disgusted by this.
Ok, so back to the the process. While the wings boil, mix the hot sauce with the lemon juice and set aside.
Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a cookie rack
When the wings are done, take them out with a pair of tongs and place them on the cookie sheet
Broil the wings for about 5-6 minutes on each side. Until the the skin starts to brown and crisp.
Toss them in a bowl with the buffalo sauce and return them to the baking sheet.
If there is any sauce left in the bowl pour it over top…I like lots of flavor, don’t waste it.
Broil for another minute or two until the sauce is heated through. Serve with Celery sticks and ranch or blue cheese dressing or whatever your little heart desires.
Enjoy guilt free!!
Nutritional Information (from fitness magazine)
4-5 wings per serving
4 WW Points+ per serving
CALORIES 170; FAT 6g; SAT. FAT 1.5g; CARB. 1g; PROTEIN 23g