Fresh Tomato, Garlic and Herb Chicken Wings

This summer’s heat has been truly draining!  I’ve never been one to complain about hot weather as the years spent up North with the cold and snow have made me love and appreciate every hot and humid day here!  I adjust my days to easier activities though; spending more time in the pool than bike riding,  less baking and heating up my kitchen and eating smaller, lighter meals.  

When I was growing up, my father’s garden supplied the basis of our summer meals.  Gorgeous ripe tomatoes would find their way into every meal but I remember most the simple tomato and onion salad my mother would make several times a week.  The true flavor and scent of the ripe, homegrown tomato made this simple salad so special.  Dressed with just a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper and served with a chunk of Italian bread to mop up all the juices.  This was my summer memory of a great tasting meal.  

On Sunday we had tickets to see a baseball game…in an air-conditioned suite, thank you Randy.  It was another hot day ahead of us and I wanted to make sure I had something ready for a casual, easy dinner.  This dish is perfect for making ahead and eating at room temperature.   The flavor intensifies with the tomatoes, garlic, herbs and juice saturating the chicken.  It’s also a great dish for taking along on a picnic too.  

The wings can be grilled or roasted with just a rub of olive oil and a sprinkling of kosher salt and ground pepper.  While the wings are cooking, in a bowl, prepare the tomato dressing with two diced tomatoes, two sliced green onions, fresh parsley or basil and three minced garlic cloves.  Drizzle on one tablespoon of red wine vinegar and two tablespoons of olive oil.  Mix gently and season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  

As soon as the wings are done, place the wings in a large non-reactive bowl, i.e., not metal, and pour over the tomato dressing.  Cover and allow the wings to marinate for at least one hour at room temperature or refrigerate and remove one hour prior to serving.  A sprinkle of gorgonzola is a great flavor touch too.  Serve with garlic rubbed grilled bread and a salad.

27 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato, Garlic and Herb Chicken Wings

  1. Anything with tomatoes is good for us! And we always have a bag of enormous wings in our freezer from our home reared chickens – I can´t get them into the freezer whole when we´ve got a batch of them, so i joint them up. This sounds perfect for using with my Big Wings!!

  2. This is a very tasty and excellent idea for chicken wings!! I never though about adding tomatoes to them. I only knew the barbeque version. This is truly a great recipe! Next time my Italian friends come over to watch a soccer game, I am gonna prepare these delicious chicken wings!!

  3. Those are the most gourmet wings I’ve ever seen. If you need someone to complain about the heat for you, I’ll be glad too. Yesterday it cooled down to about 86. I think that lasted about 20 minutes! Anyway, the salad sounds great too.

  4. Just moments ago, I was reading a review of a neighborhood restaurant that boasts the best wings in town. Once I start making these, they’ll have to change their ads. That tomatos dressing sounds great, and I especially love the idea of adding gorgonzola.

  5. I’m not even a huge chicken wing fan, but these look like something that would be very addicting! I think it’s the hot sauce that I’m not too fond of. What a great combination of flavors, though. Can’t ever go wrong with the air conditioned suites at baseball games. 😉

  6. I like chicken wings but I love fresh tomatoes and your description of childhood memories with olive oil, salt and Italian bread to soak up the juices has me levitating … 🙂

  7. These look delicious! I like the idea of taking them on a picnic too. It’s definitely a meal the whole family would enjoy. And the gorgonzola! Yum!

  8. These are really perfect for guests or as a starter at family gatherings. They look wonderful. I’m relatively new to your blog and don’t often comment. I just wanted you to know I’m here and really enjoy your blog. You’ve created a great place for your readers to visit and my time here is always well-spent. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. I think everyone loves wings and you have just made them better. I think you could add some chicken tenders in there for the few that don’t like wings. You are making me wish harder for my tomatoes to start ripening. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. These chicken wings topped with the fresh tomatoes are perfect for the warm weather. They look very appetizing.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Linda 🙂

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