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Simmons Prepared Foods Pecan Smoked Flavored Chicken Wings

Nothing like having chicken wings with restaurant-quality taste prepared at the comfort of your own home.

Perhaps it's just me, but meals involving chicken wings, I automatically say "yes" to. It's a treat to be able to munch on something that's easy to eat, and you don't feel guilty for having more than one. Yeah, honestly, who eats just one chicken wing—one? Man, and here I thought I was weird. Anyway, there are lots of ways to prepare chicken wings, be it served with a delicious glaze, fried to a crisp or even served coated with a dry rub. On this review, we'll look at these mouth-watering pecan-smoked flavored chicken wings. Don't drool too much now, or you'll wet your keyboard/tablet/phone.

While the bag offers suggestions to prepare the frozen wings, I went for the old-fashioned pan-fry method. Okay, yes, it's more oil-y but we don't own an air fryer at the moment, and our oven has been acting wonky lately (since getting rid of social media, I've been cooking more often). While this method may not be the most suggested, it's worth a try, so long as all the pieces are cooked thoroughly. The pieces are moderate-sized and not too large, enough to add to a full dinner, or a potluck. Whatever the occasion, chicken wings are the most versatile food you can dine on. Microwave the wings? No thanks.

After cooking and preparing your delicious wings, it's time to taste and enjoy them. Of course you'll enjoy them, as that smoke-y taste emantes off the pieces and the juicy meat nearly melts off your teeth. The skin and breading is crisp, as you can taste that pecan flavor off the bat. Even though pan-frying isn't the most recommended method—it was our last choice, prior to review—you'll likely get the most out of these using the air-frying or baking method. That smoke-y flavor reminds me of barbecue dry-rub ribs, but instead of pork, it's chicken. It's simple, delicious and has a humble taste, almost like you bought it at a restaurant. The flavor is unique, and to prepare them at the comfort of your own home is a treat made in Heaven. Food-wise, we're so spoiled nowadays, and cooking these restaurant-quality meals couldn't be any easier.

On the third picture shown above, you're wondering why I used more than one paper plate. First of all, one paper plate to hold all those wings aren't enough. Second of all, using more than one plate is able to wick away the oil without leaking through the bottom. A ceramic plate with paper towels? Yes, but paper towels stick to the food which I don't want happening. I just go with the paper plates.

While we were set for a perfect score, we noticed something on the bag, to refrigerate leftovers or discard. Even though frozen chicken wings are a give or take, since there are pieces that are inedible, we didn't like the suggestion to discard if not wanting to finish the entire bag or eat the previously cooked leftovers. Please, folks, let's not encourage food waste. According to SaveTheFood, a whopping 40% of all food in America is wasted. What if we're not allowed to shop at grocery stores anymore, despite the goings-on right now? Would you know how to grow your own food? If wasting Time is frowned upon, the same should be said about food. Do your part to help cut food waste. Who knows, you might even save money after all. Anyway, either that suggestion could've been re-worded properly, or have that removed entirely.

Despite that little flaw, these are wings you can't miss out on! If you cook and serve these at a party, your guest(s) wouldn't even know you cooked them. They're that good. Highly recommended!

TASTE5/5

PACKAGING4/5

PREPARATION5/5

COST5/5

PLUSES
  • Delicious smoke flavor.
  • Can be prepared more than one way.
  • Doesn't recommend microwaving.
  • A modest crisp with tender, juicy meat.
MINUSES
  • Mentions discarding if necessary (let's not encourage wasting food).
95% (A)
Fan Rating
PROFILE
Brand Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc.
Item Pecan Smoked Flavored Chicken Wings
Description UNCOOKED COATED CHICKEN WING SECTIONS CONTAINING UP TO 15% SOLUTION. PECAN SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.

JUICY, TENDER
WINGS
BURSTING WITH THE
— FLAVOR OF —
PECAN
WOOD SMOKE
Bar Code Number 0 72562 37913 9
Net Weight 44 OZ [2.75 LBS]
Distributed by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
1-888-831-7007
Product Number G20416 OPM044587 / 0 274 VBM 04 P-5837
Cooking Instructions Cook wings from frozen.
Due to variations in appliances cooking times may vary. Please adjust accordingly
to reach an internal temperature of 185°F, as measured by a meat thermometer.


OVEN
425°F
50 min.


Preheat oven to 425°F. Place
contents of a full bag of frozen
chicken wings on a baking sheet.
For crisper wings, use heat
resistant racks on baking sheet.

Cook chicken wings for 15
minutes. Flip wings and cook
for an additional 35 minutes,
or until an internal temperature
of 185°F is reached.

Remove from oven and let
stand for 1-2 minutes.



GRILL
MEDIUM
47-50 min.


Preheat grill over medium heat
for 10 minutes.

Place frozen chicken wings on grill
and cook for 47-50 minutes,
rotating wings every 3-4 minutes.
Cook chicken wings until an internal
temperature of 185°F is reached.
Smaller wings will cook faster than
larger wings, and may need to be
removed from grill in less time.

Remove wings from grill and let
stand for 1-2 minutes.



AIR FRY
400°F
25-30 min.


Preheat fryer to 400°F.
Place 7-9 frozen
chicken wings on fryer
basket or sheet.

Cook chicken wings for
25-30 minutes, or until
an internal temperature
of 185°F is reached.

Remove wings from
fryer and let stand
for 1-2 minutes.
Safe Handling Instructions THIS PRODUCT WAS PREPARED FGROM INSPECTED AND PASSED MEAT AND/OR POULTRY. SOME FOOD PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN BACTERIA THAT COULD CAUSE ILLNESS IF THE PRODUCT IS MISHANDLED OR COOKED IMPROPERLY. FOR YOUR PROTECTION, FOLLOW THESE SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS.

Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave.

Keep raw meat and poultry separate from other foods. Wash working surfaces (including cutting boards), utensils, and hands after touching raw meat or poultry.

Keep hot foods hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.

Cook thoroughly.
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size 4 oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 7
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 130
Total Fat 14g - 22%
Saturated Fat 4g - 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg - 33%
Sodium 600mg - 25%
Total Carbohydrate 3g - 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g - 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
Ingredients UNCOOKED COATED CHICKEN WING SECTIONS CONTAINING UP TO 15% SOLUTION OF: WATER, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SMOKE FLAVOR, FLAVOR (FLAVOR, HYDROLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, SALT, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT).

COATED WITH: MODIFIED WHEAT STARCH, RICE FLOUR, SALT, WHEAT GLUTEN, SOYBEAN OIL, SPICE. BLANCHED IN VEGETABLE OIL. CONTAINS: WHEAT.
Other INSPECTED FOR WHOLESOMENESS by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE P-5837

KEEP FROZEN

DO NOT
MICROWAVE


RAW CHICKEN
FOOR FOOD SAFETY, COOK TO A MINIMUM
INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 185°F AS
MEASURED BY A MEAT THERMOMETER
CHICKEN WAS HATCHED, RAISED AND HARVESTED IN THE USA

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