Tonight I made my favourite recipe, a recipe I make often. Eat Shrink and Be Merry: Lord of the Wings (page 30.) The book calls them an appetizer, but I just cook my chicken (usually thighs) in the sauce that the recipe uses. It turns out delicious every single time and I always get compliments when I serve it to company. Sometimes I even use the same sauce recipe on pork chops too!
Lord of the Wings Sauce Recipe
1/3 cup your fav bbq sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp honey (I always leave this out)
2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp chili powder
4-5 dashes hot pepper sauce (optional)
I just mix all that up, dump it over my chicken and bake. The original recipe has you boil the left over sauce with cornstarch to make a dipping sauce… I never do that. I also make this so often that I don’t measure my ingredients anymore either – so it is never exactly the same; but, it is always fantastic.
There is another version of Lord of the Wings on their Food Network website. Similar idea with a different sauce – they cook the ones on the website a bit different too. Pretty much it is sweeter sauce and this one I posted is spicier. I have made both and I prefer this one, but the other one is good too.
Approx calories per one chicken thigh with 2 tsp sauce: 112 calories, 2.4 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein, 4 grams carbohydrates
Tonight I served my Lord of the Wings with The Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes. Another recipe I probably make too much. With all the olive oil it is not the healthiest recipe.
For my vegetable dish I served Eat Shrink and Be Merry ‘Britney’s Spears’ – page 154. Looking at it I realized I left out the balsamic vinegar – oops! It was still very good.
I usually just steam my veggies but tonight I felt like something a little different.
Dinner was delicious! Dessert would be chocolate cake, but one slice should be good for today… should be.
I am really starting to think the reason why I am not losing weigh is because I learned to cook. When I was successful in 2006 I didn’t know how to cook and I didn’t even try. Dinner was usually pre-portioned foods from the freezer isle. But now that I know how to cook… there is too much yummy food! Honestly though, the food is way healthier – except tonight, too much olive oil.