Looking for low-carb treats that are easy yet taste great? You may want to check out Colette Heimowitz’s “The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook” (A Touchstone Book, $19.99). One idea is for Lime-Chili Grilled Wings.
“Wings typically come in three segments,” Heimowitz writes. “The parts closest to the body look something like miniature drumsticks and are somethings sold as ‘drumettes.’ The middle part has two thin bones and the tips are often discarded as they contain so little meat. Removing the wing tips has another benefit in this dish: it helps to ensure even cooking — the tips tend to burn on the grill.”
Lime-Chili Grilled Wings
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
12 chicken wings, tips removed
Combine lime juice, oil. chili powder, cumin, salt and cilantro in a large bowl. Add wings and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium-heat grilling or heat a grill pan. Grill wings until browned and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.
Approximate nutritional value per serving: 2 g carbs, 1 g net carbs, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein, 7 g fat, 150 calories.
Makes 4 servings.
From “The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook” by Colette Heimowitz