A recent conversation went a little like this:
Me: “So, I’m going to make you some chicken wings tonight.”
Husband: “Um, do you know how?”
Me: “Well, actually they are faux chicken wings.”
Husband: “I knew it.”
Using a fryer or preparing anything that once breathed isn’t really my specialty, so I’ve been excited to try these cauliflower bites in wing sauce. I love chicken wings (when someone else makes them), so I figured this healthy version might be easy and yummy.
To make these all you need is:
Cauliflower (cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 cup Flour
1 cup Water
1 tsp Garlic powder
Your favorite wing sauce
Heat oven to 450 degrees
In a bowl, mix together your flour, water and garlic powder to make a batter.
Dip your cauliflower pieces in the batter so they are completely covered. Place pieces on a lightly greased cookie tray or baking pan.
Cook for 10 minutes or until batter is slightly hardened. Take out and flip pieces over and cook for additional 8-10 minutes. You want the outside crispy and the inside tender.
Take out and coat each piece in your favorite wing sauce using a pastry brush. The flavor of the wing sauce is key here so make sure it’s a good one. Many wing restaurants sell their sauce by the jar, so it’s worth it to get your favorite. You can also pour your sauce into a zip lock bag, add your cauliflower pieces into it, seal and shake.
Place your coated pieces back on your baking tray and cook for another 8 minutes or until lightly brown.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Serve with celery and ranch or bleu cheese and see if anyone notices that they aren’t really chicken!
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Yummy!! I’m hoping to be able to eat cauliflower again soon, so I’ll have to try this recipe and make it grain free.
Pinned it! Yum! Now to make it gluten free. 😀
I’ve seen recipes like this all over pinterest but your’s seems less intimidating!! I love the minimal ingredients and food photo. Nice work!
Thanks! It has to be easy if I ever plan to cook it 🙂
Ehhhh this isn’t up my alley but my hubby would probably love it! Thanks for sharing…I’ll pin it for him 🙂
ha ha I’m sure it’s not for everyone 🙂
I have a head of cauliflower in the fridge that is going to be turn into these TONIGHT! I pinned this one, too. Yum. Thank you!!
Awesome! I do too actually! 🙂
these look delicious! i don’t eat white flour though so i’m going to try making them with almond or coconut flour. yum! just pinned. thanks for sharing!
Some of the recipes I saw used rice and almond flour. I’d never used those (and didn’t have them on hand) so I used regular and it was great. I’d like to try almond flour, though. Where do you get it?
This is a brilliant way to get the family to eat more vegetables!
wherever you can sneak them in 🙂
I’d give these a try! What did your husband think? I’m amazed at the wonder vegetable cauliflower is in all the recipes I see. Who knew?!
I know! I just saw where you can grind cauliflower up a bit and use it as a ground beef replacement in chili or meat sauce! I can’t wait to try that. My husband liked them, by the way! But he’s also a nice guy and would probably say that about anything I serve 🙂
Looks yummy! Thanks, for reading posts.
I’m ALL over this, Jill! Thanks for sharing 😀
Anytime 🙂 It’s nice not worrying if you’re going to bite into a tendon, bone, or raw piece of meat. Always my fear. These make for anxious-free eating. ha ha
For me, it’s the skin…the fatty skin…just not my thing these days 😀
They sound tasty, but they also sound like I’m the only one who’ll be eating them.
Try it and see 🙂
Delish!! I’M going to make these this weekend for the SUper Bowl and trick my husband! HAHA!
From: Maggie May’s Reply-To: Maggie May’s Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:10 AM To: Michelle Drake Subject: [New post] Faux Chicken Wings (Healthy Cauliflower)
WordPress.com maggiemaysgifts posted: ” A recent conversation went a little like this: Me: “So, I’m going to make you some chicken wings tonight.” Silence. Husband: “Um, do you know how?” Me: “Well, actually they are faux chicken wings.” Husband: “I knew it.” Using a fryer or prep”
ha ha He will NEVER know!! 🙂
That’s a great and easy recipe! I actually love cauliflower, so I would devour the whole lot!!
They are easy to devour 🙂
Awesome, Jill. Poor John 🙂 Funny, I was JUST talking to someone about these. Thanks for saving me the time of digging up a recipe. I’m going to try it this weekend.
Let me know how it goes! John is sooooo lucky!!
These sound so delicious! We’re pretty crazy about chicken wings here (my husband makes them, not me!) I am definitely going to try these-I already have all the ingredients!
Great! I kept seeing recipes with rice flour and other random flours…regular flour worked great for me!