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Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings

January 11, 2015

I just got a text from my best friend who is currently living in Dublin in order to become my future personal doctor. Hi Sab! She sent me a pic of her big pot of Detox Vegetable Soup that she made to munch on through the week.  I am SO proud that she’s expanded her culinary skills beyond quesadillas, but hearing from her also makes me miss her insanely.

Baked-Sriracha-Lime-Chicken-WingsAt the same time I was completely lucky to have spent the last 2 weeks with her. Whenever Sab is home she becomes our unofficial roommate who we never want to leave. It doesn’t hurt that she always comes toting a puppy (so many puppy cuddles!) and is actually the most generous person I know (think carrot cake, chocolates, tea…).

Sab and I met in high school though we barely spoke for the first year. She thought I was annoyingly exclusive and I thought she was too smart for her own good. We were spot on with our first impressions (we’ve since grown out of both of these qualities) but eventually found ourselves on a 5 hour train ride to Montreal to attend model UN (super cool) where we discovered we actually had a lot more in common than we initially thought. Namely, our attendance at model UN being entirely for the boys and our desire to ignore the threats of our teachers to sneak out of our hotel to enjoy a (underage) night on the town.

Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings - made with sriracha and fresh lime, these wings make the recipe for your next game day or everyday dinner!Fast forward several years and we found ourselves back in Montreal living together in the notorious 456 Pins at McGill. We had our ups and downs as roommates but through it all we remained the best of friends. She knows me better than I know myself and its kind of scary how I can predict what she will say or do. She knew never to touch my food and I actually came to love when the apartment shook from her subwoofer.

There are moments when I wish I could go back in time and relive the amazing memories with her. I wish for one more J.Biebs pre-drink in her ginormous bedroom, Real World viewing session or next morning (more like 4:00 PM) pancakes. But there’s also something really special about how 10 years later we are still friends and are making new memories.

Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings - made with sriracha and fresh lime, these wings make the recipe for your next game day or everyday dinner!It was so nice to have her hanging out with us at mine and C’s apartment rather than our old and somewhat dilapidated place from McGill. I loved being able to feed her recipes like these Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings instead of Annie’s Mac with Sriracha and spend the night watching episodes of Human Planet instead of getting wasted while dancing to Justin Bieber.

I miss her always, but I am so incredibly proud of her for becoming the doctor she’s meant to become in spite of the obstacles life has presented her. I’ll take a night of eating wings whenever I can get one! See you in March Sabricii 🙂

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Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen wings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken wings (1213 wings)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
  • zest from 2 limes
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 T Sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/2 T tapioca flour (cornstarch works too)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine wings, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place wings on sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine coconut milk, lime zest and juice, honey and Sriracha in a small pot over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  6. Slowly add tapioca flour while whisking mixture. Do not add too quickly or mixture with develop clumps.
  7. Lower heat to med-low and continue whisking until mixture has thickened and creates a thick glaze (about 2 minutes).
  8. Remove wings from oven and coat with glaze.
  9. Increase oven temperature to broil and place wings back into the oven on the top rack for 2-3 minutes or until level of crispiness has been reached.
  10. Watch carefully as oven temperatures vary and you don’t want to burn your wings.

Baked Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings - made with sriracha and fresh lime, these wings make the recipe for your next game day or everyday dinner! Tell me about your best friend!

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  • Reply
    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
    January 11, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Sriracha & lime on chicken wings…yum! This is perfect Super Bowl food.

  • Reply
    Nora (A Clean Bake)
    January 11, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Aww you and your friend are so lucky to have each other!!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    January 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Um, these look absolutely rockin’. My mouth is watering.
    And I love how you and Sab are like two peas in a pod! I feel like some of the best friendships start as being “frienemies” first. My best friend is Daliza (loving these exotic names!), and we are similar in many ways, but different in more. But what I love is that we can enjoy doing almost any activity together, and we don’t always have to be talking to each other in order to enjoy each other’s company.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      January 12, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      you know it’s an amazing friendship when you can be together and not feel like you have to fill the room with words. More often than not you will, but it’s nice to feel so comfortable with someone that the silence isn’t awkward. And you know I love Daliza cause her name is basically mine but cooler 🙂

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    January 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    These look delicious! Perfect for the superbowl. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim
    January 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Yum – these look awesome!!!
    Loved reading about your long-term friendship!!!

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    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green
    January 12, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Living away from your BFFs totally sucks. I’ve had the same four best friends since grade one and none of them live in the same city as me now. It’s hard sometimes but it is amazing when we all get together and laugh like we haven’t been a part for a second!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 12, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Distance makes the heart grow fonder 🙂 All of my besties live in different cities so I feel your pain. At least C finally lives here now otherwise I think I’d lose my mind!

  • Reply
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    January 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I could totally go for these – but I’d grill them. It’s my absolute favorite way to prepare wings!!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      January 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Ah if my grill weren’t communal and on my building roof, I’d be all over grilling them!

  • Reply
    Rachael @ Love Yourself Green
    January 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Just in time for the Super Bowl! I’m looking for easy ideas to take to a party. 🙂

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