For me, when I’m trying to eat a little better, snacking is the toughest part. Because snacking itself isn’t bad, and helps curb hunger between meals and can aid in preventing over-eating when meal time comes. Unfortunately, so many foods we think of as “snacks” are packed with carbs and additives that actually increase appetite and sabotage our overall health.
To fight this, I have a few quick snacks in my back pocket that are satisfying, delicious, and super quick to make. My Bee Sting Chicken Wings are at the top of that list, and take less than ten minutes to make! The key is to use wing flats and cut right between the two bones, separating each wing into two pieces. They cook so quick, and you have more surface-to-mass ratio, which means more flavor in every bite.
Bee Sting Chicken Wings
- 7 chicken wings flats only
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1-2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp red peppercorns roughly ground
- 1-2 tsp red pepper flake
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1-2 tbsp honey + a drizzle at the end
- fresh lemon juice just a squeeze at the end
- Put a stainless steel pan on medium/medium high heat. While the pan is heating up, cut the chicken wing flats in half, right between the two bones, creating two separate chicken sticks.
- In a bowl, toss together the chicken sticks, avocado oil, salt, and red peppercorns. Add directly to the heated pan and cook, shaking the pan and moving the chicken around frequently.
- About 2 minutes into cooking, add the red pepper flake. Cook until finished, add the lemon zest and honey, and quickly toss together to glaze. Remove from heat.
- Enjoy topped with a final drizzle of honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Goes great with a side of greens lightly dressed in lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.