These baked sweet and spicy chicken wings are so tasty and will fit into a clean eating diet.
Binge-watching food can be both delicious and healthy when you make these sweet and spicy chicken wings. Not words you usually hear together. When sports return these wings will be a hit for tailgating or viewing parties.
At a launch party for my newest team member, one of the guests arrived with a crockpot of delicious chicken wings. Wings are not usually on my menu, I think it had been years! But those wings got me thinking and off to the kitchen, I went to play.
What makes great Baked Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
These wings are bursting with flavors like fresh garlic, ginger, and lime, perfect for a clean eating diet. There is a touch of heat with the cayenne powder. The base of all this flavor is Coconut Aminos, a great substitute for soy sauce.
You could put all of this in a slow cooker and let it cook, but I like baking the wings to get that crispy skin.
What are Coconut Aminos?
Coconut Aminos is a soy-free, gluten-free alternative. Coconut aminos are made with coconut tree sap and not from coconuts. Because of this, they don’t have a strong coconut flavor. They have 73% less sodium than traditional soy sauce. They are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, vegetarian, and have no MSG. Coconut Aminos contains 13-17 amino acids, depending on the brand.
They are a little less salty with a touch of sweetness. You can substitute Coconut Aminos for soy in recipes.
What is Coconut Sugar?
Coconut sugar is made from nectar produced by coconut blossoms (not actual coconuts). They boil the nectar and then grind to create a granular substance with a texture similar to brown sugar. Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index ranking than cane sugar, which tracks how foods affect blood glucose levels. Food with low GI values means that you digest and metabolize at a slower rate. This results in smaller fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels and reducing the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes.Print