Chicken & Cauliflower Wings

Posted at: 09/13/2018 12:57 PM
Updated at: 09/13/2018 4:41 PM

?Are you ready for some football? Be sure to check out TCL cook Patty Morrissey's chicken and cauliflower wing recipes for your next tailgate.

(Not Your Dad’s) Chicken Wings

Ingredients - Drumsticks

2 lbs. chicken drumsticks

Olive oil – enough to coat all the pieces

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika

1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

1 ½ teaspoons onion powder


Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce


1/3 cup butter

 ¼ cup Frank’s hot sauce

 ¼ cup tomato sauce

 ½ teaspoon garlic powder

 ½ teaspoon cider vinegar

 ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon ancho or adobo chili powder

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


*Variation – Coat half your wings in warmed Sweet BBQ sauce instead of the Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce, and return to the oven for 6-8 minutes.


Heavenly Chicken (Cauliflower) Wings

Ingredients (“Wings”)

1 head cauliflower

1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk; soy milk is also an option

¾ cup all-purpose flour *

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon white vinegar

* Variation – to make gluten free, change flour to 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour and add 1 teaspoon Xanthum Gum to the flour; mix.

Ingredients (Buffalo Sauce)

½ cup Frank’s Red Hot pepper sauce (Be Not Afraid – this will taste mellow when done)

½ cup butter *

½ teaspoon white vinegar

¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt

*Variation – use Earth Balance or Margarine for dairy-free or vegan preferences


Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing


 1 cup veganaise (vegan mayonnaise)

 ¼ block extra firm tofu

½ teaspoon tahini (sesame seed paste) Can skip if you wish but it punches the flavor

 ¼  teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar