Did someone say baby chicken wings?

“I thought chicken wings were so expensive because I thought it took a special person to kill a baby chicken.”

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Hey Everyone,

Have you ever thought of where chicken wings came from?  Well, when my sister-in-law’s boyfriend wanted to make homemade chicken wings he was very confused when he found them in the store.  He said, “Those aren’t chicken wings” and then my sister-in-law had to inform him that you had to cut them apart to make them look like they do in the restaurants.  And then the question came… “where did you think they came from?”  His response, “I thought chicken wings were so expensive because I thought it took a special person to kill a baby chicken.”  Needless to say, we all had a good laugh about it and now he knows where real chicken wings come from…. NOT baby chickens. :)  Anyway… I tried another recipe from the amazing Paleo Kitchen cookbook, honey ginger wings!  I will say cutting them apart grossed me out so my husband did that part for me!  Anyway.. if you’re looking for a healthy version of wings here is your go to!  And they are delicious!


  • 2 lbs of chicken wings (you’ll have to cut the poor wings in half
  • Oil (coconut or olive preferred) – used to grease racks
  • sea salt – seasoning wings
  • black pepper – seasoning wings
  • garlic powder – seasoning wings
  • Sesame seeds – topping

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP coconut aminos (can find at Whole Foods or Vitamin Cottage)
  • 1/4 cup of honey – melted
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil – melted
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (I was out so I used almond oil instead)
  • 1 TBSP ginger

Directions:  Preheat oven to 425.  Then get out two pans and put foil over them.  Place a oiled wire rack on top of them.  Then cut up your wings and season them with black pepper, salt, and garlic.  Place them in the oven for 15 minutes.  Next make the sauce.  Combine all the ingredients and mix.  Then toss your wings in the sauce and place them back on the racks and sprinkle on sesame seeds on them.  Put them back in the oven for another 15 minutes.  And wahla!  Yummy yummy wings.  These are not spicy though!  Enjoy peeps! :P


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