Back in early April before our lives got turned upside down. My Gee was always the chef du jour, and not for just that day either.
We were home deciding what to cook for dinner and finally settled on was Gee’s Beer Battered Chicken. In our current climate we are trying to raid the refrigerator and the freezer and come up with innovative ways to eat what was already in the home. So here is Gee’s twist on things.
2 large chicken breasts
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 beer or seltzer water
1 Tsp baking powder
Sazon seasoning (gives color & flavor)
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all dry ingredients together, you may use a whisk.
Add the beer or seltzer water (your preference) to the dry mixture
Gently fold beer / seltzer into the dry mixture (do not beat the mixture, you want to keep the bubbles)
Mix gently for smooth consistency
Clean, wash and prep chicken breasts, pat dry with paper towel and place in a bowl. Slice the thickness of chicken breast in half. Add seasonings to your taste. You may allow to marinate for about 30 minutes.
I was a lot smaller and younger when we met, but between growing older, life-changes and his excellent food. I have blossomed … some may say into the woman I am today.
I will be featuring mostly his recipes on my blog.
I want him to feel little included in my blogging thing… plus his food is so good.
So here goes… a recipe for oven-roasted chicken
2 lbs chicken wings (approx 6-8 wings depending on size)
1 TBSP seasoning salt
1 TSP onion powder (not onion salt)
1 TSP garlic powder (use 1/2 TSP if you don’t like much garlic)
1/4 TSP cumin
1/2 TSP oregano
1 TBSP Maggi Seasoning Sauce
2 TBSP White Cooking Wine
1/2 TBSP Soy Sauce (substitute Lite if you need to)
1/2 TSP toasted Sesame Seed Oil
1/4 TSP fresh cracked black pepper (fresh is best for potency)
Marine for 2 hours
Preheat oven to 350°
Bake for 1 hour turning wings after 30 mins so that both sides crisp.
Cool on a baking rack and serve.
Please remember recipes are always a dynamic process and can be tweaked according to your tastes. You may also add 2 cloves of fresh garlic crushed or chopped and 1 TBSP of fresh chopped ginger to the marinade if you appreciate these tastes.
He cooks his wings with the tips on because those are his favourite parts of the chicken wings…but feel free to cut them off.
I think this recipe is great as it uses no added fats and is cooked in the oven and you can add seasonings to suit your taste or health status.
So if you decide to give it a try, please give feedback and feel free to post your recipe.