I love this simple marinara sauce recipe. It’s perfect just paired with pasta or in recipes like chicken parmesean, lasagna, baked ziti, etc. It took me about ten minutes to get everything chopped up and in a pot….
The reason why I call this “Cinnebon” puree isn’t because i took a bunch of cinnemon buns and pureed them and gave them to my 7 month old…. It’s because it tastes just like cinnamon buns (Jesse won’t stop eating it every time he feeds it to Cal) This is Cal’s favorite thing to eat right now, and I don’t really blame him!
For the wings:I like to use fresh "party style" chicken wings from the grocery store instead of frozen wings. They take less time and I think they have a much better taste to them.Coat your wings in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper (I love using fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt, but it doesn't really matter)After heating up the Grill I place them on and have them cook for about 12 minutes per side. (whenever you see a nice crispy skin is when I flip them or pull them off.)For the Sauce:I used to call these refrigerator wings because I would just experiment and put whatever I had in the fridge in my sauce. It varies every time, but this is what I usually like to put in them:
- Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Hot Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Apple Juice (I like to use Apple Cider) or OJ (depending on which hint of flavor you prefer)
- Fresh Garlic
- 1/2 cup of water
- Salt and Pepper
After adding all of the ingredients, taste your sauce and if you think you need more of something add it! I like to have a nice balance of sweet and spicy so I play around with the amount of hot sauce and brown sugar I put in. The hot sauce usually adds a little kick at the end of your bite!
After mixing up the sauce and once you are happy with the flavor, put them in a big pan on your oven and mix them with your wings. (I like to use a wok because it can fit a lot of wings!) Cover them up and let them cook in the sauce for about ten minutes.
After, take off the cover and let them cook for about ten more minutes. (Or until the sauce is thick and sticky!) They will taste like they've been slow cooking all morning...
Put them on a platter and watch them disappear before your eyes! I swear, its like magic 😉
Don't ask the Calorie count on these! They are definitely not very healthy, but damn they are good!