foodie fridays: pumpkin honey-ginger baked wings
Truth: Girls only want one Cheeto.
I would have to agree with my brother Jordan. I reached for his open, lunch-sized package of Cheetos with the sole purpose to grab a single Cheeto. He rolled his eyes and asked if I wanted anymore. I immediately replied, “Yeah, right. I only need the one, bro.”
However, this got me thinking. Why not take more than one? It’s not like I am a Cheeto hoarder or crave Cheetos every day. Although, I am sucker for Cheetos dipped in ketchup! Yep, I like to whiskey tengo it up and dip my Cheeto into some old fashioned ketchup. I swear it tastes like shrimp cocktail. That didn’t help did it?
Okay, but really, why only take one Cheeto? Lord knows I couldn’t eat just one tortilla chip or Cool Ranch Dorito. Come on, you know you like the Cool Ranch flavor! Maybe the Cheeto and it’s yellow 6 coloring has something to do with it? I dunno. Eff. I am rambling. The point is, sometimes a girl needs just one Cheeto end of story. Like, just one fry off the hubs the plate. It’s the natural balancing of the universe.
Which leads us to today’s recipe that has nothing to do with Cheetos. Shoot. Although, I am guilty of eating just one wing. I really need to create new habits. These wings are definitely my new fav when it comes to game day and holiday eating. I feel wings get a bad wrap because they are generally deep fried and hard to eat. I say nay.
This version of east meets west is totes better than the wings at Buffalo Wild. Scouts Honor. The sauce is spicy with a splash of Thanksgiving flare with the addition of pumpkin. Plus, they are baked not fried. What more could a girl want?
Wait. Just one more wing.
Pumpkin Honey-Ginger Baked Wings
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
10 boneless chicken wings
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon puree pumpkin
1/3 cup fresh ginger, grated
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
Lime wedges, garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine vinegar, ginger, pumpkin, jalapeno, garam masala, coriander, cumin, zest of one lime, and s&p. Add the chicken wings to the bowl and toss again making sure all the wings are covered.
Melt two tablespoons butter over medium-high heat in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Brown the wings on each side for about a couple of minutes. Place the skillet in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the chicken has cooked.
Remove from oven and sprinkle wings with scallions and lime juice. Serve family style.
recipe adapted from Food and WineAll images and text ©
Yea, I straight up know that I want the whole bag of cheetos. No stopping at one, I AM a cheeto hoarder.
These chicken wings look salivating good.
LOL!! Dude, cheetos are secretly addicting. You can never stop at just one! Have a great weekend, friend!!
Haha, I have not at cheetos since I was a kid. Thinking i would only want one too though!
Love the wings, The ginger flavor is to die for!
That means you need just one:) Have a great weekend, my dear!
Hmm, I kinda like cheetos – the bad dye and all. But knowing it’s full of cr@p I have my handfull every 6 months and I”m good.
These wings – bring them on!! Whoa. Love.
LOL!! I’m glad I am not the only one that needs a Cheeto fix every now and again. Thanks, Naomi!
I’m in the office one day a week, which has a vending machine stocked with Cheetos, which makes me glad I’m only in the office one day a week, because I can most certainly not eat just one Cheeto (they are one of very few irresistible crap foods).
I fear, for better or worse, these wings would also fall into the cannot-eat-just-one category!
Not sure about that cheetos and ketchup thing – may have to do some research. 😉
Love. love the flavors in these wings. I’ve been on a wing kick since the obscenely amazing plate of them we had at Pok Pok in Portland, OR recently. (I ate more than one!)
GAH! I have been dying to visit Portland! Definitely need to seek out Pok Pok when I do:)
These look awesome! I love trying new flavours of wings, I tend to get stuck on buffalo and not make anything else, but this looks amazing. And the hubbie doesn’t like pumpkin anything (crazy right?!) so I wouldn’t even have to share! 🙂
I am always on the buffalo wagon, too. You just can’t beat them! But if you are looking to mix it up, you should totally try these. The hubs won’t even know:)
Okk. Cheetos in ketchup – sorry can’t get down with that chica. Although, I guess don’t knock it til you try it, right? 😉 I also could never stop at one Cheeto, at least the puffy kind, and I can’t stop at one wing either, and I especially wouldn’t with these — such a unique flavor combo!
I say try it once and IMMEDIATELY let me know what you think:) Hope you are having a great weekend!
A. Cheetos dipped in ketchup are freakin’ awesome!
B. I am the girl that always takes just one dorito, one cheeto… I’m cool like dat.
C. LOVIN’ yo chicken wings!! Pumpkin honey ginger…Lawd JESUS! That’s amazing!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! And this is why I heart you. #cheetos&ketchupforlife
Cheetos dipped in ketchup – my mind is positively spinning with that savory possibility!! And these wings – DUDEEE!
Paul dips his Cheetos (and everything else) in ketchup too. So funny! Loving these wings, lady!
Well, I’m a huge Cheetos lover and just like Cheetos, I would never be able to stop at just one of these wings! Cheetos and ketchup? That’s a new one. 🙂
I totally get it. sometimes I just want to get a taste of something, but I don’t actually want the thing. It’s weird. And is definitely a girl thing.