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Carmel's Skinny Wings

These Skinny Wings makes chicken wings absolutely a good meal minus the guilt. And coupled with a dressing free salad on the side, this is one of our fave recipes for the weekend meal by the pool side:D

BTW, this recipe came along when I was doing some leisure reading on one of the new sites that I have joined Live Great. One particular post which caught my attention was Organic Seasoning. The article claims that: 
"Organic seasonings help our body to absorb better and maintain a good nutritional balance. Whether you are new to cooking or an expert chef, consider switching to organic seasonings. In the short term, the food tastes better. In the long term, organic seasonings give you and your family a better quality of life!"

I am not too sure how true that is but one should strive to go organic or natural as much as possible beyond just seasonings. So here's Skinny Wings that is as organic as possible and when organic is not possible, we opted for free range. And to make it healthier (we opted to grill instead of frying. Baking is also a good option).

Chicken Wings:
I call these Skinny Wings because almost all the fat would have drained away by the time you grill it in the oven. The results is a pan of oil collected after grilling and crispy skin:D
Ingredients (for 2 servings):
• Rosemary
• Black Pepper
• Parsley
• Oregano
Opika Organic in One Utama (ex old wing) is one of my fave places to shop
for my organic ingredients.
• Half teaspoon Natural Sea Salt
• 3 table spoon Merlot (this unfortunately is not organic:P)
• 4 pieces free range chicken wings

Instructions:
• Clean chicken and marinate with rosemary, black pepper, parsley, oregano, salt and wine for at least 30 minutes.
• Place chicken on grill in the oven. Place a tray underneath to collect the oil.
• Set oven at Grill mode at 220C. Set timer to 30 minutes.
• On the last 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 150C. Keep a close eye in this last 10 minutes so the wings don't char.

Dressing Free Salad:
I've always loved my salads plain without any dressing. Sounds dreadful? With the usage of a strong or flavourful fruit such as mangoes or oranges, you actually can have a very yummy natural salad.
Ingredients (for 2 servings):
• 1 ripe mango
• 1 free range egg
• 1 head of lettuce
• 1 small carrot
• 2 tablespoons of sunflower and pumpkin seed (or your choice of nuts for some good bite)

Instructions:
• Boil egg till done. Cube egg when its cooled.
• Slice lettuce.
• Cube mango and carrots.
• Add sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
• Toss well so that mango "flavours" the other ingredients well.

Serve salad and chicken wings with lots of love...