Crispy guava-glazed chicken wings minus the calories

By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

Guava-glazed chicken wingsBest kept chicken secret: When you bake and glaze chicken wings, they turn out just as delicious as the fried ones but with a fraction of the calories. They cook in their natural oils, getting the benefits of a crunchy skin minus the grease factor. Even better- they're super easy to make! It's a perfect dish for parties, as you'll have no mess to clean up. Let your oven do all the work.

I made this delicious dish glazed with guava and tamarind sauce for my family last weekend. The topping is as simple as boiling guava and tamarind juice in a small pot for 20 minutes. The cooking process turns the juices into a nice, thick sauce. Once done, top the wings with sesame seeds for added crunch and a lovely presentation.


Glaze ingredientsIngredients
1 ½ cups guava nectar
½ cup tamarind nectar
10 chicken wings, skin on and cleaned
All purpose seasoning
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the guava and tamarind nectars in a pot set at high heat, and bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes or until the juices reduce and become a thick paste. Dip each chicken wing in the glaze, and place on a baking tray. Top with all-purpose seasoning and salt to taste. Bake for 1 hour, turning the wings every 20 minutes. Top with more glaze during the last 20 minutes of cooking, and top with sesame seeds. Serve and decorate with more sesame seeds.

Glaze reductionNotes:
Guava and tamarind nectar are easily found at Latin supermarkets. However, some organic stores might also carry the juices. If you can't find the nectars, replace with grape juice and add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, repeating the same boiling process to reduce the juice.

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