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Food & Wine Friday: 10 Minute Caramelized Chicken Wings & Wine!

This Week In Food & Wine: Quick Caramelized Chicken Wings & Wine!

The 2015 NFL season is in full swing and your tailgate or house party needs a change from the normal unhealthy but delicious foods. We found a recipe that’s healthy but still very much delicious. Is there anything easier, healthier and more delicious than chicken? We think not! That’s why we’re sharing with you these simple caramelized chicken wings. With minimal effort you’ll achieve maximum satisfaction. How easy are these really? With only 10 minutes of prep time, you’ll be able to spend the next 60 minutes (baking time) enjoying a glass of wine. Speaking of which, following the recipe, make sure to try one (or all) of these delicious Grape Certified wines!

Now is the perfect time to open a bottle, pour yourself a glass of wine and let it breathe while you prepare the caramelized chicken wings for the oven!



  1. 2-3 lbs. of chicken wings
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil
  3. ½ cup soy sauce
  4. 1½ tbsp ketchup
  5. 1 cup honey
  6. 1 garlic clove, minced
  7. Salt & Pepper


Cooking Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Place the chicken wings in a mixing bowl.

3. In a separate container combine & mix the garlic, honey, ketchup, olive oil, soy sauce, salt & pepper, then pour over the chicken. Coat all pieces thoroughly.

4. Place a piece of wax paper on your baking sheet and bake chicken wings in preheated oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized.


Our Grape Certified Wine Recommendations:

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2012

Starting at: $16.50 – Total Wine, & Select Wine Shops

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Gold


River Road Chardonnay Mills Russian River Valley 2011

Starting at: $20 – Total Wine & Select Wine Shops

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Gold


Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone 2012

Starting at: $35 – & Select Wine Shops

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Gold


Now all you have to do is relax, enjoy that glass of wine and wait for these delicious chicken wings to emerge from the oven. Thank you for reading this food and wine post. We’d love to hear what you thought of our chicken wings and wine pairing, either by liking the post above or leaving a comment and rating below. At The Grape it’s our goal to provide you with simple and delicious food options that not only satisfy your belly but also take your wine tasting to a whole new level. We thank you for your time today and hope you keep living the grape life! Cheers & Bon Appetit!

Quick. Caramelized. Healthy!
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With the 2015 NFL Season in full swing we'd like to throw a hitch in your normal tailgate or house party menu. These cartelized chicken wings are not only delicious, they're actually healthy. When paired with our recommended Grape Certified wines and your favorites sides and dipping sauces, you're sure to be the party that all of your friends will be clamoring to attend.

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