Japanese Chicken Wings

Have you ever tried a meal swap?
If you are tired of cooking every night, the same boring meals, and want to switch it up…
this idea is for YOU!!
What is that, you ask?  Well, I’ll tell you….
It is where you take turns cooking with a friend (or in my case, 2 friends)!
I did this a couple years ago…and I REALLY miss it!
I was hesitant at first, but grew to LOVE it!  This is how we did it.  We lived in an apartment complex and found two other families with similar family sizes (two adults and two kids) who lived in the same complex.  One of us cooked for all three families on Tuesday, someone else took Wednesday, and the other person took Thursday. We usually did a main course, a veggie, and a side dish.  We all agreed on a time and we delievered the meal to the other two homes as close to that time as we could. 
Some of the things I loved about it was:
#1.  That I only had to come up with 5 menus a week instead of 7.
#2.  I had more time to be with my kids and not worry about having dinner ready.
#3.  We got to try a lot more variety in our meals.
and
#4.  When I already knew what I was fixing, it was easy to triple it and it didn’t take a lot of time.
Here is one of our favorite meals that we received one night.
Japanese Chicken Wings
3 lbs chicken wings (or cut up chicken breast)
1 beaten egg
1 cup flour
Butter
SAUCE:
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp water
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp salt

First thing you do is dip your chicken in egg and then flour.  Fry in butter until deep brown.  Next, you will place the chicken in a 9 X 13 pan. 
I mix the sauce in a easy pour measuring cup and pour over chicken.
You might want to double the sauce if you are like our family and like extra sauce!  I usually do.
Then you bake at 350* for 30 minutes.  I usually cook it for 15 minutes, turn the chicken over, and then cook it the remaining 15 minutes. 
So go ahead…call a friend and try a meal swap.  You might REALLY like it!
(If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!)
6 Comments

6 Responses to Japanese Chicken Wings

  1. Holly 03/29/2011 at 9:50 am #

    This is a recipe Brian would love. I would love it more with chicken off the bone. 🙂 I think I need more friends.

    • mike 07/11/2012 at 12:10 pm #

      the bone adds flavor for sure

  2. Ashlee 03/29/2011 at 7:21 pm #

    I guess in order to do this you need friends close by! Maybe someday…. ha ha.
    I think it’s a great idea – and thanks for this recipe. I remember when you made this for our family reunion last summer. It was yummy!!

  3. Katrina 03/31/2011 at 6:40 pm #

    i actually do a meal swap every week with my friends! (toby is one of them) its so fun spending the evening together and enjoying a meal. plus we all have such different cooking styles, its nice to try a variety of dishes.

  4. lise 03/06/2021 at 10:27 pm #

    I was hesitant at first, but grew to LOVE it! This is how we did it. We lived in an apartment complex and found two other families with similar family sizes (two adults and two kids) who lived in the same complex. One of us cooked for all three families on Tuesday, someone else took Wednesday, and the other person took Thursday. We usually did a main course, a veggie, and a side dish. We all agreed on a time and we delievered the meal to the other two homes as close to that time as we could.

  5. lisa 03/21/2021 at 11:01 am #

    Megan, your writing is perfect. And funny. Also relatable- keep on…I’ll keep reading!ash jo

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