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Mediterranean Recipe for Stroke Prevention and Well-being

Greek Baked Chicken Wings

Healthy food

Greek Baked Chicken Wings

The biggest draw to this easy baked chicken wings recipe is definitely the Greek flavors in the marinade!

No surprise here, the Greek-style marinade begins with a combination of quality extra virgin olive oil and lots of lemon juice and lemon zest.

From there, we add a good amount of crushed fresh garlic cloves along with dry oregano, and sweet paprika for a little depth and color. For me, a little kick, thanks to cayenne pepper, seals the deal . But you can omit the cayenne pepper, if you prefer.

Ingredients

For the Marinade

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (I used Private Reserve Greek EVOO)

  • 2 large lemons, zested and juiced (about ½ cup lemon juice)

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

  • 1 ½ tbsp dried oregano

  • 1 tbsp black pepper

  • Salt

  • 1 tsp sweet paprika

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

For the Wings

  • 3 lb chicken wings

  • Crumbled feta cheese, for garnish

  • Sliced lemons, for garnish

  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

To Serve

Preparation

  1. Make the marinade a couple of hours and up to one day ahead of time. Whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and the remaining marinade ingredients (only add the cayenne if you want spicy wings).

  2. Now add the chicken wings and toss to coat the wings evenly. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the chicken wings on a large baking sheet and bake in the heated oven for 45-50 minutes or till ready (internal temperature should register at least 165 degrees F). Move the chicken wings to the top rack and broil briefly until the skin turns golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes or so.

  4. If serving with tzataziki sauce, make the Tzatziki sauce according to this recipe, while the chicken wings are baking. Transfer the sauce serving bowl, and cover the sauce and refrigerate until ready for use (just give the sauce a little stir just before serving).

  5. Transfer the chicken wings to a serving bowl or platter. Garnish with feta cheese, lemon slices, and a generous sprinkle of fresh parsley. Serve with the Greek Tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

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