Saturday, September 8, 2012

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These homemade honey chicken wings are so easy to make, the entire family will be pleased.


  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning
  • 5 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil

1.      Season wings with garlic powder, paprika and chicken seasoning
2.      In a bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar and soy sauce with water
3.      Heat a wok over medium heat and add oil
4.      Stir-fry the garlic and ginger for 30 seconds (taking care not to burn them)
5.      Add the wings and cook until they are to your desired crispness and brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Add a little more oil if necessary
6.      Slowly pour in the soy mixture, and turn down the heat to simmer
7.      Cover and cook 15-20 minutes, or until wings are cooked through. Stir occasionally
8.       Remove lid, turn up heat and stir-fry the wings while the sauce is reduced to a glaze

Makes 4 servings
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pecan Crusted Tilapia

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
1 tablespoon oil, divided
Lemon wedges



1.Combine breadcrumbs, and seasoning together in a shallow dish.
2.Combine buttermilk and hot sauce (Tabasco) in a medium bowl.
3.Dip 1 fillet into buttermilk mixture, then into breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with remaining fillets.
4.Heat 1 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
5.Cook 2 fillets for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily.
6.Add more oil if necessary and cook additional fillets.
7.Serve with lemon


*For the perfect healthy version:

1.Omit the buttermilk and breadcrumbs
2.Sprinkle fish with seasoning and dip in finely chopped pecans
3.Heat skillet on medium heat and spray with a light canola cooking spray
4.Then pan fry fish 3-4 minutes on each side
5.Remove and serve with your favorite side salad & a lemon wedge
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