AHOY there mateys! Don’t ask me why I’m greeting you in pirate speak, just roll with it. If you’re new to this here bloggy, first of all WELCOME! Second of all, check out day one and day two of skinny tailgate week to get caught up! REMEMBER to also link up your favorite skinny snack in the bottom of this post!
Now, today’s recipe is as iconic to the football game as the football. I mean, can you really watch the game without chicken wings? But these aren’t just any ol’ wings. These crock pot chicken wings have half the fat as the fried kind!
Chicken wings have probably the worst rap of any foods. People shy away from them because they are “loaded with fat and calories.” Which is right, given how most of them are prepared; breaded and deep fried. However, chicken wings themselves are REALLY low fat and light in calories. One drumette (small drumstick) with skin and bone has just 55 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. Then you add the breading, the oil and the high sugared buffalo sauce and you are up to 103 calories and 7 grams of fat. Friends, that’s wack. Have your wings and still button your pants by preparing them a different way.
Like, in a crock pot! I know, I bet you are all just shocked by this revelation. Before you write me off as a crazy crock pot lady, let me share some facts. For one, these are the best wings I’ve ever had.
Two, they literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. The chicken is so moist and tender it’s like you’re eating a pot roast. Third, a serving of these (about 3 wings) has 220 calories and about 9.5 grams of fat, sauce and all! Sure beats the fried 310 calories and 21 grams of fat, right?
If you want the crispiness you get with a fried chicken wing, by all means, fry each one in a little oil. I personally loved the saucy, fall off the bone quality of these. Just be sure to pack TONS OF napkins. Or just get to tipsy on mimosas you don’t notice sauce all over your shirt. Which is obviously my plan of attack.
Nutritional information per serving (3 wings):
Fat: 9.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Fiber: 1.5 grams
Protein: 15 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5