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Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings (Paleo)

This copycat paleo version of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings taste so much like the real deal without the inflammatory oils and artificial ingredients!

Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings Paleo

Recently, I went with my husband to Buffalo Wild Wings while we were in Michigan to visit his family. I think I’ve been to BWW maybe 3 times in my life, but this is one of Charlie’s favorite spots that he used to go to all the time in college.

When we were there recently, Charlie insisted on getting the wings with Spicy Garlic Sauce and claimed that it was his favorite. Luckily, our server assured me that the sauce is gluten and dairy free, so I got to try it out for the first time. I did enjoy the wings, but of course, I couldn’t help wondering what the heck was actually in the sauce.

I later searched the ingredients on Buffalo Wild Wings’ website and here’s what I found to be present in the Spicy Garlic Sauce:

CAYENNE RED PEPPER, DISTILLED VINEGAR, WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, GARLIC (INCLUDING DEHYDRATED), MODIFIED CORN STARCH, EGG YOLK, XANTHAN GUM, SPICES, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, DEHYDRATED ONION, CITRIC ACID, MOLASSES, CORN SYRUP, CARAMEL COLOR, SUGAR, TAMARIND, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA ADDED TO PROTECT FLAVOR

Yikes. Soybean oil, corn starch, artificial flavors, corn syrup, caramel color, and calcium disodium EDTA??

No thank you. Those are harmful ingredients that cause inflammation and burden the liver, causing toxicity after long term use.

So, in order to satisfy the husband’s spicy wing cravings, I decided to recreate the Spicy Garlic Sauce at home, and the result is pretty darn fantastic.

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This sauce is different than the one for regular buffalo wings in that it’s thicker and creamier, and super garlicky. It’s also more spicy in that fiery way that can only be achieved with cayenne peppers. If you can’t handle spicy foods, you can reduce or omit the cayenne pepper in this recipe. But adding it in resembles the original version of the Spicy Garlic Sauce better, and we like that crazy spiciness in our household.

I’m happy to report that Charlie loved these wings and even said, “Your best one yet,” afterwards. So, if you are craving Buffalo Wild Wings but want to save money and avoid the shady ingredients in their sauces, I highly recommend this recipe because it really does taste so much like the original!

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Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings (Paleo)
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ lbs of chicken wings, drumettes & flats separated
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Spicy Garlic Sauce
  • ½ cup hot sauce, I used this brand
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp honey (Omit if on a sugar detox)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (Reduce or omit if you like less spicy)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat dry the wings and put the wings on a wire rack, skin side up. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and broil the wings for 5 minutes to make them crispy.
  4. While the wings are cooking, put all ingredients for the spicy garlic sauce in a wide mouth jar. Insert an immersion blender into the jar until it touches the bottom.
  5. Turn on the blender and blend until the mixture starts to emulsify and turn creamy. Slowly start moving the blender up and around until the sauce is completely emulsified. Pour the sauce into a large bowl.
  6. Once the wings are done, pour them into the bowl with the spicy garlic sauce and toss to coat.
  7. Serve with carrots, celery, and ranch.

Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken Wings (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Guys… Mondays are SO much better when you get a good rest over the weekend (dur). If you are one my newsletter subscribers, you probably received my email last Friday about how I’m going to make an extra effort to practice true self care over the weekend, because that’s something I struggle with a lot. Having your own business and making your own hours, it can be difficult to actually have a weekend, but I took all day yesterday to sleep, watch Netflix, not be near my computer, and go on a nice long walk with my dogs. It was amazing.

So today, I’m all energized and refreshed to share a brand new recipe with you guys. And I promise, you are going to want to make these Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

My family has been using sriracha sauce since I was young, so I’ve always been a fan. The combination of the spicy and sweet is so perfect, and my mom whipped up Asian meals often so it pretty much went well with all her cooking. These days, I don’t eat sriracha sauce often because the ingredients usually contain sugar and xanthan gum, but I do enjoy it on occasion because it’s so darn deliciously addicting. I especially love it with chicken or pork!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

These Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks came out even better than I expected. The chicken is so juicy, and the sauce is so flavorful and sticky that I regretted not making more. If you don’t think 2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce is spicy enough, you can add more but I think it’ll be fine as written because you’ll end up cooking down the sauce. I can handle spicy really well, and the sauce turned out perfect for my taste.

Are you a fan of spicy food? Then I really hope you make this because I think you’ll love it!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks
 
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Ingredients
  • 5-6 chicken drumsticks
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • Optional: Chopped green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl in a single layer
  2. Whisk together pineapple juice, sriracha, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and make sure the chicken is well coated.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1-4 hours, flipping the chicken half way through.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the drumsticks on the baking sheet, making sure they aren't touching.
  7. Bake the chicken for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  8. While the chicken is cooking, pour the marinade in a small saucepan and heat on the stovetop over high heat. Once the sauce starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 7-10 minutes
  9. When the chicken is finished cooking, brush with the reduced sauce.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if using, and serve.

Paleo, Gluten Free Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks - so deliciously spicy!

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Well, I’m finally back from a week long vacation from Hawaii. I didn’t think I would love Oahu this much, but it was so beautiful and fun. We hiked a bunch, explored, ate local cuisine, and hung out at the beach pretty much everyday. It’s amazing how different one side of the island is from another and they are all so pretty and unique in their own way. It was everything I look for in a vacation and I’m back fully recharged. Check out my Instagram and Facebook page for some of my travel photos because I posted a ton!

No matter how relaxing a vacation is, flying is a bit tough for me and I can feel the intense stress of it every time, so I feel a bit worn out from the 5 hour flight last night. Not worry though, because bone broth to the rescue! I LOVE how quickly I can whip up a meal in my Instant Pot and I did just that with this spicy beef stew recipe.

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Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Feel free to adjust the hot sauce if you don’t like spicy foods. I loooooove spicy so I tend to go overboard a bit. However, C (who usually can’t handle too much spicy foods) went back for seconds, so I think it’ll be just fine. Also, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, feel free to throw everything in the slow cooker. You can read the notes section of the recipe to find out how to do just that.

I love incorporating bone broth into recipes. It’s an easy way to consume all the beneficial minerals and nutrients without even thinking about it, especially when your fiancé refuses to drink it straight on its own. I’m such a trickster, but the one that tries to get you to eat healthy. It’s like sneaking in organ meat into recipes, but this is so much less detectable for those with sensitive palates. If you need a filling, healthy recipe that’s also comforting and warming, be sure to make this spicy beef stew recipe. You are gonna love it!

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

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Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew
 
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  • 2 tbsp ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cups kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 2 tbsp your favorite hot sauce
  • Sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Set your Instant Pot to Sauté setting and add avocado oil.
  2. Add the meat and stir until the meat is browned.
  3. Add and stir in the rest of the ingredient, except salt.
  4. Close the lid, and make sure the pressure valve is set to "sealing."
  5. Set the Instant Pot to Meat/Stew.
  6. Once finished, about 40 minutes, the Instant Pot will beep. If you are eating right away, hit "Cancel" then release the pressure valve, making sure your hand is away from the opening where the steam escapes. If not, the Instant Pot will automatically switch to the "Warm" setting for the next 10 hours and the pressure will slowly lower on its own.
  7. Taste and salt, if necessary.
Notes
Don't have an Instant Pot? You can place everything in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours!

Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30