Fan-Favorite Flavors for Healthier Wings on Father’s Day

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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chicken wings
Father’s Day is synonymous with grilling and enjoying the outdoors. However, summer barbecue celebrations aren’t known for offering a ton of healthy options. From grilled fatty steaks, chips of all flavors, potato salads and sweets, those aiming to fill their plates with healthy fare can find it challenging to do so.
Many wing sauces are loaded with butter and sugar; frying the wings in oil doesn’t help the calorie count. But wings aren’t limited to the fryer – they’re great on the grill with the right marinade or dry rub. Try one of these simple fan-favorite recipes for healthy grilled wings this Father’s Day:
Serving Amount
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 13 cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 cup Sriracha

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split

  • Spray oil

  • 2 green onion stalks, chopped for serving

  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds, for serving

  • 1 lime, wedged for serving

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, whisk together sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, Sriracha, tomato paste, lime juice, soy sauce and brown sugar until the mixture is smooth. 

  • Step 2

    Reserve half of the marinade in a container in the fridge. In a zippered plastic bag, add chicken wings and the remaining marinade. Allow to marinate for 2 hours.  

  • Step 3

    Preheat the grill and spray with oil. 

  • Step 4

    Place wings on the grill and cook on each side until fully cooked. Toward the end of grilling, brush the reserved marinade onto wings. 

  • Step 5

    Garnish the finished wings with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy! 

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