“Chicken Wings” Are NOT Real Wings

So… today we learned that when Americans say “Chicken Wings” they actually mean the meat that actually has its own iPhone emoji. 🍗 Not the ones that look like a tiny bent arm.

 

Now I am not a YUGE eating meat off bones person. So I end up pulling the meat off with my hands and these arm looking things have very little meat on them. So don’t make that mistake!

 

Random Tip: When you go to restaurants and order wings always ask for extra hand wipes. Stash them in your purse like the hoarders we all secretly know that we are. THEY ARE AMAZING JEWELRY CLEANERS!! No joke. I’ve converted like 7 other women. Just do it.

 

My favorite thing to come out of this recipe is the bomb diggity yogurt sauce! The greek yogurt is so creamy and the cucumber gives it a great crunch. It makes the entire meal super refreshing and the recipe is large enough to have leftovers. I have been dipping EVERYTHING in it. If we are being real I’d bathe in it if I could.

 

Don’t just “wing it” try the recipe below! #Punny

 

Ingredients
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 garlic gloves zested
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 pounds chicken wings
1 medium russet potatoes, cut in 1/2 in thick wedges
1 medium cucumber
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Lemon wedges for garnish

 

Yogurt Sauce
Add yogurt to a bowl. Peel the cucumber and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Grate the cucumber and add to the yogurt. Add lemon juice, dill, and sesame oil to the bowl. Combine and add salt and pepper to taste. Allow the sauce to relax and combine in the refrigerator.

 

Chicken and Potatoes
Combine olive oil, oregano, lemon zest, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, dash of pepper in a large bowl and briefly mix. Add wings and potatoes and toss to coat. Allow wings and potatoes to marinate for at least 15 minutes.

 

The Oven!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a baking sheet on the top and bottom racks and allow them to heat for 10 minutes. Remove the sheets, add the wings to one sheet and the potatoes to the other. Place the potatoes on the bottom rack and the wings on the top. Allow to cook approximately 35-45 minutes until both are golden brown.

 

Plating
Enjoy your wings and fries alongside the yogurt sauce, garnish with lemon.
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