Easy Party Wings Three Ways: Southern BBQ, Parmesan Garlic, or Spicy Dry Rub

Chicken wings are a great snack for watching the big game, but they can also be a fun dinner option. We’ve got three tasty options to spice up your traditional wings: sticky Southern BBQ, luscious Parmesan garlic, and a crunchy-spicy dry rub. Don’t want to mess with the oven? No problem! Throw those sauced wings into a slow cooker and forget about them for a few hours. For our meatless friends, see our suggestions below for a cauliflower alternative.

2 - 3
2 pounds bag of Mary's Organic Party Wings , thawed and patted dry
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, for greasing slow cooker/rack
Southern BBQ Sauce
3⁄4 cup barbeque sauce of your choice
1⁄2 14.5-ounce can Natural Grocers Brand Organic Tomatoes with Green Chilies, drained
1⁄4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons organic Worcestershire sauce
Parmesan Garlic Sauce
1⁄2 stick organic butter or Natural Grocers Brand Organic Plant Based Buttery Stick, melted
1 cup organic grated Parmesan or vegan “Parm”
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Parsley
1 1⁄2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Garlic Granules
Spicy Dry Rub
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Chili Powder Medium Blend
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Smoked Paprika
1 1⁄2 teaspoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Ground Cumin
1 1⁄2 teaspoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Garlic Powder
1 1⁄2 teaspoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Ground Cayenne Pepper , increase or decrease based on spice preference
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Yellow Mustard Seed
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Dried Oregano
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Thyme Leaf

**For a meatless version, substitute chicken wings for 2 large heads of cauliflower cut into florets or two (10-ounce) bags frozen cauliflower. Decrease baking time to 35 minutes.

1. Combine ingredients for the sauce or dry rub in a medium bowl and mix well.

2. Add the chicken wings to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss until fully coated. Add sauce or dry rub and toss again.

3. For slow cooker (sauced wings only): Grease inside of slow cooker with coconut oil. Pour in coated wings and sauce and cover. Set on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours, or until wings are tender but not falling apart. Optional for crispy tops: Transfer wings from crockpot to a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes, until lightly crisped.

4. For baked wings: Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment for easy clean up. Place an oven-safe cooling rack on top of the baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Place coated wings on rack and spoon any sauce or rub that is left in the bowl onto the wings. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through.

5. Serve cooked wings with celery, carrots, and dipping sauce of choice such as Natural Grocers’ recipes for Dairy-Free Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dip.

 

Wine Pairing

Recommended Wine Style: Riesling

  • Badger Mountain Riesling