Sunday, May 10, 2015

Oven Chicken Wings with Broccoli or Cauliflower - 1.75€ per serving



I'm not usually a fan of pre-seasoned chicken. In Finland, chicken breasts, fillets, and other parts are generally sold in some kind of seasoned marinade. When these types of chicken are on sale, I'll generally wash off most of the marinade and replace it with something else. My only exception to this rule is chicken wings, though I've usually been disappointed in the ones I've gotten from the store.

Last week, K-Supermarket City had big bags of chicken wings  on sale, 2 packages for 4€. There was also a great sale 1€ and 2€ sale on produce. So, I bought two packages of wings, a head of broccoli, and a head of cauliflower, and spent 7€. This amount of food provided two separate lunches for two people at 1.75€ per serving.

Oven Chicken Wings With Roasted Broccoli(Or Cauliflower)

1 700g package chicken wings(I used Kariniemen honey-flavored wings)
1 head broccoli, chopped
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Brown rice(optional. It works really well with the sauce from the wings but it's not required)

Add the wings and the broccoli to a greased oven pan. Add some extra oil, salt, and pepper to the broccoli. Bake in the oven at 225C for about 35 minutes. 

When I first opened the bag of wings, I was a little nervous because I was able to smell the honey. I was afraid the wings would be too sweet or too artificially sweet. Once I got to taste them, though I was relieved. Not only was the sweetness mild and pleasent, it wasn't artificial, either. It complimented the seasoned broccoli well, too. I'm very happy that I've finally found a brand of store-bought chicken wings here in Finland that isn't disappointing.

I can't decide if broccoli or cauliflower worked better as a side for the wings, since I'm a big fan of both of those vegetables when roasted. When making this at home, pick whichever you like best and whichever fits your budget.

In all, if you're craving wings, and this price point fits your budget, then go for it. In Pori, we do have a decent chicken wing place called 10 Wings, but it can be expensive, and if it's not open, your options are limited. If honey isn't your thing, they had two other flavours for sale, but I've not personally tried them.

Tell me what you think of Finnish chicken wings in the comments!

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