These skinny smokehouse almond chicken wings are perfect for Game Day or anytime you need a delicious appetizer, minus the guilt! This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds, thank you for supporting the brands I love!
Okay, I am going to be completely honest with you…. I don’t get American football. I tried sooo many times to try and understand how it all worked. I thought that when I figured out football (soccer to the rest of America), then I could surely get some understanding of American football, but it hasn’t been the case. It’s like I have a mental block preventing me from comprehending the game. So, like many people I know, I end up going to the game day parties and keeping myself occupied with all the delicious food.
One traditional snack that appears at every party that I cannot get enough of is the wings. Oh my gosh, I can eat a whole platter of wings if you let me. If you’ve got some delicious dipping sauce to go with it – Game. Over. There will be no stopping me from devouring maybe 20 of those delicious babies right away. I can’t think of any food I look forward to more during game day parties than those chicken wings.
Of course, after eating maybe 30 wings, I start to feel guilty because of how many calories I’ve just consumed with the fried chicken and sauce. So, with that being said, I knew I had to make a skinnier chicken wing and dipping sauce so we can eat a few and not feel so bad about it. Especially considering we haven’t even made it to dessert yet! And these skinny smokehouse almond chicken wings are glorious.
I used smokehouse almonds from Blue Diamond because it gives the chicken a subtle bacon-y flavor that I am in love with. Chicken + bacon + garlic sauce = my happy place. I like to call this garlic sauce aioli, but it isn’t really aioli at all because I used a reduced fat sour cream. It tastes exactly the same though!
For the garlic sauce
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