Saturday, May 15, 2010


Well, you guessed it...
more chicken!

Bobby Flay's Chipotle-Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings, although I made them with drumsticks instead. and I took the skin off. They were baked in the oven with just the rub before we grilled them with the glaze and they came out fantastic! Sticky, sweet, hot and spicy! So many flavors! This is a great recipe! We loved it. Cold leftovers tomorrow will be just as good, I'm sure! Standing in front of the frig, nibbling. I can just picture it now!

but I also made a really delicious salad that I found on Angie's Recipe's. Hers looked so good and I had this bag of red lentils just waiting, in the pantry, for years and years. Not really years and years, year is more like it. It's one of those things, I must have seen a recipe, bought the lentils, can't find recipe, the lentils just sat there. But then I saw Angie's Red Lentil Salad and I know, even Miss Picky would eat this! and she did! and she loved it!

I've never cooked lentils before and they lost their pretty color at first, and they got kind of stuck together, maybe the pot was too small, but then after cooking them for about 8 or 9 minutes, I drained them in a strainer and gave them a rinse in cold water and they looked ok. Not mushy like I first thought. Not mushy at all. I guess 8 minutes of cooking is a perfect time, I didn't get distracted and they came out perfect. and they looked nice, too! Didn't have zucchini, but hey, I cooked it right, I can't be responsible for everything! So i just left it out! I thought I had raspberry vinegar. I just might but I couldn't find it, among the other 800 vinegars I just had to have! My pantry is a bit frightening. It's packed. You can't move things or else you can't fit them back! So I used Pomegranate Vinegar instead. Great sub, it was good. and I love Walnut Oil, this recipe is keeper! I'll be buying more Red Lentils! Thanks, Angie, we loved this recipe!

Mine came out looking not so pretty, but it sure did taste good! 

Red Lentil Salad
Source: Angie's Recipes
Printable Recipe

200 g red lentils (I used 2 cups)
4 cups water
1/3 red bell pepper, diced
3 cherry tomatoes, diced (I used more, quartered!)
1 small chunk zucchini, finely diced

3 tablespoons walnut oil
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse and remove any debris. Place lentils and water in a medium pot. Bring it to a boil and cook the lentils until soft but firm, about 8 minutes.

Whisk together the walnut oil and raspberry vinegar in a small bowl, add in the garlic, salt, and pepper. Dice the red pepper, zucchini and cherry tomatoes.

Once the lentils are done, drain and rinse with cold running water. Place them in a large bowl and toss together with the red pepper, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and dressing, mix in the dried parsley.

and those little pickles on the plate? Wickles Pickles. If you ever see a jar of them, buy them, buy two! They are amazing! Wickedly amazing! My newest addiction! Thank you to my four funny  friends for turning me on to them!

Chipotle-Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings (or Legs!)
Source: Adapted from Grill It! by Bobby Flay
Printable Recipe

1 cup honey
2 to 3 tablespoons pureed canned chipotle chiles in adobo
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons ancho chile powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons oil
2 -3 teaspoons ground coriander
2 -3 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons Spanish paprika
3 pounds chicken wings (I used drumsticks and took the skin off)

Heat grill to medium-high.

Whisk together the honey, chipotle puree, the mustard, 1 tablespoon of the ancho powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small bowl. Divide the glaze evenly between 2 bowls, one small, the other large.

Stir together the remaining 3 tablespoons of ancho powder with the coriander, cumin, and paprika in a small bowl.

Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. If you are using wings, then cut the tips off the wings and discard (or freeze and use for making chicken stock). Cut each wing into 2 pieces through the joint. If using drumsticks, remove the skin if you like, easier to do by holding the bottom of the leg with a paper towel and taking another paper towel and pulling the skin down and then off.

Place the chicken in a large bowl, add the spice rub and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and place the wings on the grill in an even layer. Grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce the heat of the grill to medium, turn the chicken over, and close the lid of the grill. Continue grilling until just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes longer, brushing with the small bowl of glaze every few minutes and turning once during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Transfer the chicken to the large bowl, brush with the reserved glaze, and toss to coat.

My Notes: I roasted the drumsticks in a 350 degree oven until they were mostly done, then finished on a gas grill!


  1. Aren't you clever ... lentils in a salad! I never think beyond soup.

    More chicken recipes. Love it! This one sounds like a winner too. It was Bobby Flay who turned me on to the chipotle and sweet potato combo for soup and gratin.

    Btw, I'm trying your Sweet Chili wings tomorrow.

  2. Or breasts?? Oh forget it, I just saw way!
    But it looks good and I am glad your family enjoyed it.

  3. Yummmy! This looks like a really delicious dinner! I love lentils and spicy/sweet chicken is right up my alley!

  4. The lentil salad sounds good, can't say the same for the chicken parts...has to be breasts or nothing! I am getting to be as picky as your Miss Picky and Kathleen! But the glaze sounds great, have you ever tried it on breasts?

  5. The chicken glaze looks awesome! I'm always looking for something to put on chicken, thanks!

  6. Looks and sound very very good - I may tone it down just a tad!!
    Getting so proud of you - not burning much anymore!! LOL

  7. wow This is a super duper great weekend dinner! I am really glad that you like it. And yours looks really really good.

  8. What a great dinner! Love those wings and will have to try it with that yummy glaze! Thanks!

  9. Legs, that or thighs, are my kind of chicken ... looks delicious. And the lentil salad also sounds very tasty and healthy too.

    Wickles pickles sound interesting ... and have a fun rhyming name :0


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