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Paleo Chicken Wings

Chicken Wing Sauce (24 wings):
– 8 T Hot Sauce (Franks Red Hot Original Hot Sauce.  Ingredients: Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Vinegar, Water, Salt, Garlic Powder)
– 2 T Paprika
– 1 tsp Sea Salt
– 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
– 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix ingredients listed above in a bowl and pour over wings in a zip-lock bag. (Best if allowed to marinade for a few hours). You can leave some of the sauce on the side to put over wings after they are cooked
3. Bake wings at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
4. Broil wings on high for 15 minutes to make them crispy. Another way to make them crispy is to finish them in skillet or cast iron pan.
5. Spread extra sauce over wings and serve!

Another simple and delicious recipe I grabbed from Liz. Served with yams and guacamole (very top).

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6 Responses to “Paleo Chicken Wings”

  1. Mac says:

    Justin – I see that one of the ingredients in the hot sauce is vinegar. Cordain is very anti-acidic foods, and he specifically points out vinegar, because they can contribute to chronic acidosis of the blood (and that leads to a lot of bad things, but poor recovery is one). I’d like to return to eating stuff like this but I’m a little hesitant(surprised?). I’ve read quite a bit on the whole alkaline-acidosis issue and have talked to a few doctors about it. Lots of mixed opinions. So I’m curious to know if you are aware of this whole debate and if you’ve ever noticed a difference. I could write a book on my experience, but I’ll spare you. The short conclusion is – there are too many variables and I don’t have the energy to experiment. So… do you have an opinion (other than “Mac, get a life”)?

  2. Good questions Mac. When I first came across this recipe I thought the same thing, vinegar is not paleo. One reason we eliminate foods like grains and dairy is due to the acid load these foods tend to carry. A net acid producing diet promotes bone demineralization and a host of other problems like acidosis. Vinegar is acidic along with lemon juice, meats and fish. That is one reason why we recommend consuming lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruit and veggies are basic foods that help the body restore a healthy acid/base balance. Some individuals rave about cleansing effects of vinegar and others will say it aids in digestion. In my experience I don’t find it to be problematic. You should also know that I rarely use vinegar, this recipe being the obvious exception.

    If you would like to discuss further shoot me and e-mail. Questions and comments are always encouraged.

  3. Mac says:

    Thanks for the info. As long as you’ve tried it with no issues, I’ll give it a shot.

  4. John C says:

    Celery is traditionally eaten with chicken wings which may offset your fear of vinegar.

    Scroll down to vegetables & look at celery.


    Are you also afraid of Clowns & Carnies?

  5. Jen says:

    I love this recipe and forgot to bookmark it! I just did a panicky search and finally found it again….phew!
    Bravo! My favorite version of paleo wings thus far!

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