September is my favorite month. I do love summertime but there is something about the September sunshine with a glimpse of the crisp fall air, pumpkin flavored everything, and the back to school buzz. September also marks the beginning of football season, which is a very big deal in my house. After church on Sundays its time to relax, make some yummy food and watch football.
While a lot of Americans often pair football Sundays with pizza, wings and beer, I’ve tried to find alternatives to some of these game day favorites for my family to enjoy.
Today I want to share a recipe for Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce. They are a crowd pleaser for sure…tastes better, and are definitely better for your waistline than the normal deep fried version with fatty blue cheese dressing :).
What you’ll need:
- 4 lbs. Chicken wings
- 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 Cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 ½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
- 1 ¾ tsp. Salt
- 2 Scallions including green tops
- 1 ¼ Cup of Non-fat Greek yogurt
- 5 tsp. Vinegar
- ¼ cup Ketchup
- 1 tbsp. Tabasco sauce
- ¼ tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
- Celery ribs
- Carrot sticks
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a very large bowl, combine the chicken wings, oil, garlic, 1 ½ tsp. of salt and the cayenne pepper. Place the wings on a large baking sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes or until done.
For the dipping sauce, while the wings are in the oven, mix the Greek yogurt, scallions, 1 tsp. of the vinegar, the remaining ¼ tsp. salt, and the black pepper in a medium sized bowl. Chill in the refrigerator.
When the wings are done, in a large bowl, combine the ketchup, the remaining 4 tsp. of vinegar, and the Tabasco sauce. Add the wings and toss to coat the sauce.
Serve the wings with the Greek yogurt dip, celery ribs and carrots sticks.
I made a Caprese salad and also grilled some corn on the cob to go with our wings. For dessert I made Pumpkin Pie Dip that actually helped fulfill the craving my pregnant self has been having for pumpkin cheesecake. You can find the recipe here. So good.
I hope you enjoy! GO GIANTS!
*Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings was adapted from a recipe on www.foodandwine.com.