Monday, August 31, 2015

Tailgating Reveal for SRC- Apricot Chicken Wings

I love the Secret Recipe Club.  Not only do I get a chance to 'meet' fellow bloggers but also get a chance to collect new recipes and blog about them every month and then there are the "BONUS" reveals.

Like this month.  There's an extra Monday this month, and you can't let them go to waste.  So this month, in honor of Tailgating Season we're doing a special "Reveal' day with tailgating type recipes.

I don't follow football, the only time I pay even scant attention to it is on Super Bowl Sunday, when we usually get invited somewhere for a get together.  And then I get to make something fun.

 Super Bowl Sunday is several months away right now, but tailgating parties will be coming into full swing soon.  And it doesn't hurt to have a few recipes you can play with,  to either bring with you or cook onsite.
I was assigned A Little Bit of Everything for this bonus reveal and as usual had fun looking through her blog.
Julie describes herself as a 50 something Midwesterner.  She loves to cook, travel and garden.   Woohoo, my kinda lady.  I haven't had the chance to travel much the past few years, but we used to travel and in fact were full time RV people for a few years.  Along the way, we managed to visit every single one of the lower 48 contiguous states.    And when I have time and it's not too hot out, I also like to garden.

I had a hard time picking just one recipe, but then I saw this, Apricot Chicken and knew I could adapt it a little.   I wanted to make wings, cause I like wings and gee, I had some apricot preserves in the fridge and this meant I could use them up.  I also had a couple of bags of wings in the freezer I'd scored a great deal on.  And since it was Tapas Night last week, I knew I could experiment make them for my guests.  They ate almost every single one.  I did make my own Russian dressing though.

Julie makes this in the crockpot, however I made mine in the oven.  Cause I could.

1 1/2 cups Russian dressing
1 envelope Onion Soup  
1/2 Cup Apricot Preserves
3-4 lbs Chicken Wings

Place chicken wings in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, bake for 45 minutes at 375.
  I actually used two baking sheets in the oven.  I then swapped the upper one for the lower pan and finished baking them.  I wanted to get a little brown on them.  Raise the oven temp to 400 degrees.   Brush or spoon a little of the glaze over every wing,
and put back into the oven for 20 minutes or until the glaze is bubbling and browning a little.  Turn oven down to 350 and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes.

When I made this, I actually baked them in the oven in the morning, then put them into the fridge until later and reheated them in the oven an additional 30 minutes before serving. 





 
Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

20 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I used to make these years ago! It's it's a keeper of a recipe! Great job!! :D Perfect choice for the SRC! :D

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    1. Thanks, I thought it was rather tasty. My sister used to make a version of this dish many years ago as well. I just thought it would be great on wings, and I was right.

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  2. My kind of recipe. Easy peasy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hard to beat chicken wings for a tailgating event! Love the use of apricots, fantastic recipe!

    Have a great Reveal Day!

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    1. I know, wings plus apricots, a no brainer. And they tasted wonderful.

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  4. I love "collecting new recipes" when I get my assignment too. SO fun!

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    1. Best part of the SRC in my opinion, and I get to meet fellow bloggers, a win win situation.

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  5. I've had a version of this with cranberry instead of apricot. I think they are all good. Yours looks really tasty! Great choice for reveal day.

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    1. Hmmm, I have a small can of cranberry in the pantry, I think I see another version of wings in my near future. These wings were very good, I got a lot of positive comments on them.

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  6. Wings are definitely welcome at my football watching table. I like the departure from tradition (yet delicious) buffalo.

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    1. I love Buffalo Wings, but everyone does them, and I like playing with different flavour profiles, and lucky me, I usually have a bunch of friends I can experiment on.

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  7. Oh yum! I am always hesitant to try wings at home but this looks so easy! I like that you bake them in the morning and then reheat later before serving. Great SRC recipe for tailgating!

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    1. Thanks, I think wings are a good thing to make for tailgating as well. And wings are so easy to make. I usually bake them in the morning (while it's almost still cool outside), and then reheat them. I think the flavours have a chance to develop further that way.

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  8. Fun making this into wings. Glad you liked them.

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    1. I did, and thank you for the recipe. My guests also enjoyed them, I saw a few people going in for seconds in fact. Always a good sign.

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  9. Delicious looking chicken and easy too! Great pick for tailgating!

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    1. Not just delicious looking, they tasted wonderful as well. And I think they would work well for tailgating.

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  10. Wow! That sounds pretty miraculous! I would have never thought that those ingredients would have made such gorgeous chicken! P.S. Thanks for your kind comment on my one pot chicken =)

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    1. I think this glaze would work on all different cuts of chicken, but wings have to be my favourite. My sister used to make something similar with apricot preserves, but I don't remember what she mixed it with, but it did taste somewhat the same.

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