Ginger & honey chicken wings

Serves 6-8

  • 25 higher-welfare chicken wings

  • Ginger and honey marinade

  • 5 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 5 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 red chilli, sliced

  • 1-2 cm piece of ginger, grated

  • 4-5 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked

Recipe by Lloyd Hayes



1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl to make a sticky sauce.



2. Place the chicken wings in a single layer in a wide, shallow, nonreactive dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge to marinate for 24 hours.



3. Heat your barbecue or griddle pan until hot. Cook the wings for 15–20 minutes, turning often, until dark and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a skewer. If cooking on a griddle, finish the wings in the oven at 180C/gas 4 for 10–15 minutes to ensure they're cooked through.

Nutritional Information

Ginger & honey chicken wings

Simple, sweet & zingy barbecue wings

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For the tasty, tender wings, marinate overnight and bring them to room temperature before cooking
Serves 6-8
45m (plus 24 hours marinating time)
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Recipe by Lloyd Hayes

1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl to make a sticky sauce.

2. Place the chicken wings in a single layer in a wide, shallow, nonreactive dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge to marinate for 24 hours.

3. Heat your barbecue or griddle pan until hot. Cook the wings for 15–20 minutes, turning often, until dark and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a skewer. If cooking on a griddle, finish the wings in the oven at 180C/gas 4 for 10–15 minutes to ensure they're cooked through.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 252
    13%
  • Carbs 7.8g
    3%
  • Sugar 7.6g 8%
  • Fat 14.1g 20%
  • Saturates 4g 20%
  • Protein 23.3g 52%
Of an adult's reference intake

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