Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Glazed Chicken Wings

Cinco de Mayo Glazed Chicken Wings

Linda Drumm

Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006

Quick Meal!
Ready in less than
30 minutes!

Prep Time: 50 min ; Start to Finish: 50 min
Makes: 5 servings (4 chicken wings each)

Green chilies and taco seasoning add the piquant flavor but it is the
lemon-lime carbonated beverage that adds the sweetness to these
chicken wings.

1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
2 1/2 lb chicken wings, cut apart at joints, wing tips discarded
2 medium green onions, thinly sliced including tops (about 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cans (12 oz each) lemon-lime carbonated beverage
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
1 package (1.25 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
10 lettuce leaves, if desired

1 . In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add
chicken wings and onions; sprinkle with pepper flakes. Cook uncovered
5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned; drain.
2 . Stir in carbonated beverage, green chiles and taco seasoning mix.
Increase heat to high; cook uncovered 15 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 5 to 10 minutes,
stirring frequently, until chicken wings are completely glazed, small
amount of glaze remains in skillet and juice of chicken is clear when
thickest part is cut to bone (180°F).
3 . To serve, line serving plate with lettuce; arrange chicken wings
over lettuce. Serve immediately.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):In step 1, cook 8 to 11 minutes.

Source: pillsbury.