Citrus Parsley Salad (AKA Sweet Baby Orange BBQ Wings)


Ignorance can be bliss at times. When I’m in the mood to be healthy, I think of things I can cut out of a dish or add to it to give me that sense of accomplishment — like I’m doing my body some real good. The end result is usually something that can legitimately be considered healthful.

I felt really good about myself when I put together this Citrus & Parsley Salad with Chicken. Don’t mind the little bit of sugar in the oranges. This dish is TOTALLY low carb and barely has any fat. 🙂

But in all seriousness, this recipe for Sweet Baby Orange BBQ Wings is EVERYTHING! Next time you want to get messy, whip up a batch of these. They are quick and easy to make, thanks to a delicious helping hand from one of my favorite barbecue sauces stores sell — Sweet Baby Rays — leaving each wing packed with layers of flavor that will leave you craving more.

Check out this recipe and tell me what you think!


Sweet Baby Orange BBQ Wings

For the sauce:

1 tb butter

1 tb olive oil

1 small onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, sliced

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 cup Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce

Zest of 1/2 large orange

Juice and flesh of 1/2 large orange

Sauté onion in butter and olive oil over medium heat, seasoned with the salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and parsley. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the garlic is slightly brown. Add the barbecue sauce, orange zest, flesh and juice. Simmer for 5-10 minutes over low heat and keep warm.

For the wings:

12 whole wings

2 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp cracked black pepper

2 tsp granulated garlic

Drizzle of olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Coat the wings with a drizzle of olive oil and season with the spices. Cook the wings on a cookie sheet for 25 minutes.

Bringing it all together:

Toss the wings in a 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce and broil them for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the sauce has caramelized. Place on a platter and top with the remaining barbecue sauce.

Serve alongside additional optional sauces for dipping and enjoy!

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