Yesterday I shared my Fred Meyer picks for the best football party ever! I had hinted I would be sharing a recipe with you using the bag of Kroger drummettes I picked up.
After all, what’s a football party without chicken wings, people?
Today I thought I’d share a delicious, easy, and budget-friendly way to wow the crowd for your next football game. Sesame Chicken Wings!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (I used light)
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 onion – minced
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- chopped scallion – to taste (optional)
- 1 bag frozen Kroger Chicken Wings or Drummettes (2.5 lb bag)
I love that I had most of these ingredients already in my pantry at home. Here’s a tip on the sesame seeds:
Buy them in bulk at Fred Meyer’s Nutrition Center! You’ll pay just a few cents for what you need, plus, you won’t have a container sitting around going bad waiting for you to find another recipe with sesame seeds.
Next, I placed the chicken drummettes in a baking dish and emptied the marinade on top. Note: I did not defrost them! Cover and place in your fridge to marinate. Ideally, you’d do this overnight to really get the chicken to absorb all the yummy flavor. If you’re short on time? Two or three hours should do you.
When it’s time to cook them, preheat your oven to 350°. Remove from the baking dish and place on a rack over a pan. Discard the marinade. Cook for 35 minutes and then flip, cooking 20 more minutes or until done. (If your chicken wasn’t fully thawed by the end of the marinade process, you may need more time.)
When your chicken is done, toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and chopped scallions. They are now ready to serve at your football party!
What I love about chicken wings is that they are so portable. You don’t need any utensils or anything fancy to eat them (although napkins may be required!). If you are transporting them to a party, you could put them in a slow cooker on “warm” setting or in glass or foil container that could be popped in the oven at a friend’s house just to keep them warm.
Looking for some other awesome recipes to add to your game day menu this week? Check these out:
- Easy Jalapeno Poppers
- Italian Sausage & Bell Peppers Sandwiches
- Quick and Easy Pizza Stromboli
- Cajun Shrimp Skewers
Disclosure: this recipe comes to you as part of a Game Day Great challenge by Fred Meyer. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.