You Want to Watch Monday Night Football at Home

September 21, 2009 by

Dolphins play the Colts tonight in what will probably be an embarrassment to Dol-Fans everywhere.

Hopefully I'm wrong (unless you're a Colts fan!) ... but regardless you want to enjoy Monday Night Football from the comfort of your own home.

However you still want to enjoy the additional pleasures that come with watching football.

That's right ... you want wings and beer!

Let me put this out there now, I love chicken wings.  Even though they're not the healthiest option on the menu, I don't care.  It's something I'm willing to give in to.  Watching football at the bar just doesn't make sense to me unless you're eating wings.

Just like watching football at the stadium requires a hot dog with all the trimmings.

So being that we aren't going to spend every night this football season at the bar, I set out to find the best wing recipe that I could make at home.  With a slightly healthy spin of course!

And boy did I find it.  If you glance ahead, it may look like a lot of steps.  But it's totally not.  Even though from start to finish they take almost an hour and half, you can make these wings while you're doing other things.

And you can customize the recipe based on your taste.  I love my sweet and tangy barbeque sauce recipe, so I use that as the starter. (Tip: If you make that recipe, make a full batch and store the leftovers in mason jars to use in place of store-bought sauce!)

But you can adapt this recipe to use your favorite flavor sauce - spicy, sweet, mild, whatever.  It's the cooking style that makes these wings healthier, and the honey and high heat that gets your favorite sauce to stick.

So the next time you want to watch Monday Night Football at home, grab some cold beer on your way home.  You have the perfect wing recipe that will have you licking your fingers clean while you cheer on your favorite team.

Until our next meal,


Finger-Lickin Baked Chicken Wings

    Finger Lickin Baked Chicken Wings

    Finger Lickin Baked Chicken Wings

  • 16 Chicken Wings and/or Drummettes
  • 1/2 Cup Barbeque Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. If you're looking for a lower-fat option, first skin the chicken and remove the excess fat. Or if you like the skin (like I do!) go ahead on to step three.
  3. Line a baking pan with tin foil, lightly spray with cooking oil, and place the chicken in the pan. Lightly season with onion and garlic powder.
  4. Cook for 25 minutes, take out, and flip each piece over. Lightly season this side with onion and garlic powder.
  5. Put back in the oven and cook for another 25 minutes.
  6. Prepare a second cookie sheet or baking dish, by lining it with tin foil and spraying with cooking oil.
  7. Mix all of the barbeque sauce, honey and soy sauce, in a small bowl.
  8. Using tongs, carefully dip each wing into the sauce a few times, and lay on the newly prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Pour remaining sauce over the wings, making sure each wing gets a fresh coat.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes, remove and flip each wing again with tongs, making sure you cover them again with sauce.
  11. Bake for 10 more minutes, and once again rotate the wings. The sauce will be a tad thicker this time, so it will really start to stick.
  12. Pop them back in the oven for just 5-10 more minutes, depending how done you like them, and give them one more lap around the gooey sauce before putting them on your serving dish.
  13. Prepare to have wet naps or plenty of napkins on hand. These wings are awesome but they are messy!