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Baked Grapefruit and Garlic Glazed Chicken Wings

These garlicky chicken wings get a great glaze and a sweet and tart punch from the addition of grapefruit. So different and so good.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Starter
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 54 kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper and top with a baking rack.  Spray the rack with cooking spray.
  • Pat dry the chicken wings with paper towels.  Place them on the prepared baking rack.  Brush with the garlic olive oil.  Sprinkle lightly with the onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the oven for about 50-55 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, on the stove in a small pot over medium heat, add the grapefruit juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Boil for about one minute.  Take off the heat and let it rest.  The mixture will get thicker and syrupy as it cools.
  • After the wings have baked for about 25 minutes, remove the wings from the oven and brush them with the sauce, flip them and sauce the other side. Put back in the oven. Do this 3-5 more times cooking for another 30-35 minutes. (Total cooking time on the wings will be about 50-55 minutes.)
  • I like to finish the wings with a final brush of the glaze and then put them under the broiler to get golden brown and dark in spots.  This will take about 2 minutes.  Watch them so they don’t burn.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Serve on a platter and garnish with some fresh wedges of cut grapefruit which is great squeezed on top of the wings. Enjoy.


Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.01gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 13gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword appetizer, starter
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